Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tussie Mussie Time....

Would this not be a wonderful treat hanging on your front door
when you arrived home?
I love tussie mussies!
These are somewhat your modern day tussie mussie's holding treats.


During the nineteenth century the "tussie-mussie" reached great popularity as a means for lovers to convey secret messages of sentiment and affection in a proper Victorian society. During this time it was considered more suitable for young women to wear flowers moreso than jewelry. Proper Victorian ladies would up at fashionable social gatherings carrying their "tussie-mussies" and could have been questioned on the fashion of their bouquet.

The word "tuzzy" refers to the Old English word which means a "knot of flowers". Muzzy refers to the damp moss wrapped around the stems to keep them moist.

Consider taking the time this summer with your child and making a "tussie mussie" to give to a grandmother, aunt or neighbor! This treat will make them VERY HAPPY!!!

8 comments:

RR Mama said...

Oh my gosh, those are great!!!

Kathy said...

Yvette!!! I need one of those!!! especially the one with the little pastel buttons hanging from it!! The Grandaughters would go nuts if I filled it with candy and such!!! I might have to just make on of those little cuties!! Thanks for sharing... xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Kathy said...

Thanks Yevette!, I'll check our Hob Lob and Joanne Fab. Your a doll! I just love those, xoxo~Kathy...

Forever Vintage said...

Thanks for explaining that!!..I never knew the history of a tussie mussie. I always thought it was Australian slang or something!

Mary said...

Oh I love these, and yours are beautiful!!!!!

Simply Susan said...

They are just darling!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I love them too and those are adorable. :)

slommler said...

Those are beautiful. Last year I made some with my granddaughter and she gave them to her mom for Christmas. Mom was impressed!!
Hugs
SueAnn

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