a sweet little tussie-mussie
created with eyelet lace and clay.
This tussie-mussie was fashioned as a bottle stopper for a small bud vase,
so when there are no fresh flowers, it is still filled beautifully.
And since several friends that were with me
when I was fashioning it, had never heard the term before,
here is a brief description.
A tussie-mussie is a small flower bouquet,
typically given as a gift.
The term tussie-mussie comes from the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901),
when the small bouquets became a popular fashion accessory.
Often they would include floral symbolism from the language of flowers,
and be used to send a message.
Sending floral fun your way…