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A Penny for Your Pansy - Scented Vintage Postcards

There's pansies, that's for thoughts….. from Hamlet (Act IV, Scene V) Shakespeare

Ophelia was referring to the French word for pansy (pensée) which literally translates to ‘thoughts.'

(This vintage postcard message translates to 'my thoughts follow you.' A card like this is pure romance.)

The cheerful 5 petaled flower seems to have a human face. In August it leans forward in the heat as if in deep thought. This delightful play on words pops up on many French vintage postcards. If you want to show someone that they are in your 'thoughts' the pansy will certainly get your message across.

(This vintage postcard is certainly a creative souvenir from this town!)

The idea that pansy blossom juice is a love potion exists. … ‘the juice of it, on sleeping eyelids laid, will make man or woman madly dote upon the next live creature that it sees.’ Au revoir! I'm off to the garden center!

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