I received these beauties from my dear husband, a delightful surprise on our anniversary. They were placed in a vase on my desk which I discovered unexpectedly. I love the thoughtful hint of purple, one of my favorite colors. This morning, I brought them outside to enjoy while I sat on my back porch. I’m always curious about the symbolism of things, so I looked it up… Ivory roses are used to express the sincerity of ones love and a long-lasting promise of commitment.