- 9 years ago
We wanted something special for the grandmothers instead of a coursage that more than likely will get flattened with hugs, etc.
We thought about a pretty pin, then a neighbor suggested These….
I feel the same about traditions and customs. As a Floral Designer, I’ve watched many trends come and go through the years. One floral tradition which has enjoyed a renewed and enduring popularity is the tussie- mussie.
The tussie, a small, hand tied bouquet, has had a long and interesting history. Although used during Elizabethan times for its aroma and purported medicinal qualities, this little bouquet gained its greatest popularity in Victorian England. The Victorians elevated the art of communicating with flowers to a new level, ascribing meaning and emotion to most every bloom, greenery and herb. The sender would thoughtfully select flowers for the tussie-mussie (or “word posey”) that reflected his affection and feelings for the recipient.</font>
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