Carnations come in an enchanting array of colors, too. We’re talking natural hues; forget about the artificially dyed versions, which have only served to cheapen the bloom’s reputation. One of the inspirations behind our Fall 2018 Happy Times print, in fact, is the variegated carnation, which features gorgeous dégradé shades. Even the simple white ones are historically significant: Anna Jarvis, founder of Mother’s Day, loved them because they were her mom’s favorite flower. “The carnation does not drop its petals,” Jarvis once said, “but hugs them to its heart as it dies and so, too, mothers hug their children to their hearts, their mother love never dying.”
More to explore in Entertaining
- Entertaining 12.9.19 Entertaining with an Entrepreneurial Twist
- Entertaining 12.2.19 How-Tos: Seven Tips for Creating the Ultimate Holiday Tablescape
- Entertaining 11.27.19 Tory On: Thanksgiving Preparations
- Entertaining 11.27.19 Are Flowers The New Zodiac Signs?
- Entertaining 11.26.19 A Tory Burch Thanksgiving in Milan