Saturday, September 7, 2013

It's a girly girl thing,

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…

1 comment:

  1. This is so pretty -- how Ilove the Language of Flowers!