Flower presses may be used for a multitude of reasons. To preserve the memory of gifted flowers, or four leaf clovers, when we are lucky enough to find them. Many people press flowers from weddings. Some also press funeral flowers, and preserve those memorial blooms into picture frames, and small delicate works of art placed into display lockets. The flower press can't stop time, but a moment of beauty may be preserved with one.
Floriography is the 'language of flowers'. Dating back to the Victorian times, floriography was used as a means of coded communication, utilizing various flowers and floral arrangements, allowing people to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken. There existed Flower Dictionaries to assist the novice in cracking the Flower Code of the day. Flower pressing was a hobby greatly practiced by the Victorians and the trend continued well into the twentieth century. This Flower Code found its way permanently into cemetery and tomb embellishments. The secret language of flowers remains, long after the people who understood the code have passed into memory.
Our flower presses are all hand made in a variety of sizes with solid woods, and brass hardware.