February 27, 2011

Romantic Tussie Mussies



I Love Tussie Mussies 


They look so pretty just laying on a vanity



These Tussie Mussies available 


Tussie Mussies are most commonly thought of from the Victorian era


Tussie Mussie is actually a term used to describe a small bouquet of flowers with the stems wrapped in ribbon


Women often exchanged such bouquets with their friends and loved ones, and the tradition of carrying a tussie-mussie at a wedding arose in the 1800s. 




Brides usually carried the ornamental bouquet in a silver or enameled cone, also known as a tussie-mussie



I love to day dream about spending just a day in the Victorian Era, of course I would bring a suitcase and load it up to bring back, oh what fun that would be!


What would you bring back in your suitcase from the Victorian Era?
Post cards, calling cards, lace, dressing table jars, or brushes, jewelry, dresses, men

Happy Dreaming 
Carol

19 comments:

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

Thanks Carol for you kind words on my post yesterday!! I agree, I need to take heart that with my linky party being what it is right now that I can get to say hi to everyone!
I appreciate your words of wisdom and encouragement. I'm enjoying your posts- I fashioned my wedding bouquet after a tussy mussie I'd seen in a magazine 19 years ago!

Diane Mars said...

What beautiful creations! I do know what you mean about using the good stuff but there is always more out there right? Hugs from Diane in California

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
These are so pretty. You must have a wonderful stash of laces, ribbons and pretties!
If I could go back to the Victorian era I would bring back vanity mirrors, little slipper chairs and tons of laces and linens.

hugs
Sissie

Alba Linea said...

oooh what a beautyfull treasure you made! love this romantic lace! best wishes and a happy sunday!
;0)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow these are gorgeous!Really they are so beautiful. You have a great blog. So glad I found it.

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Those are just beautiful !!!
I am not sure what I would bring back
because I love so many things ~

xoxo
Lori

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Very pretty and I'll see you tomorrow...
deb :)

Kim@My Fairytale Cottage said...

Beautiful!!
-Kim :)

Tina Eudora said...

I have always loved them too Carol but oddly have never made one. I love yours, they are just beautiful!
Tina xo

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What pretty tussie mussies! The third one is my favorite :D

Char said...

They are very pretty. When I worked in a floral shop as a floral designer, we still made them. I don't think they have every been "out of fashion." Yours are beautiful, Char

River Glorious said...

I would bring back a pin or two... or hair combs. :)

Graceful Rose said...

Carol, these tussie mussies are so pretty. I would bring back family values from the Victorian Era if I could. Of course I love the lace and the finery especially the hats!

Nancy said...

Carol, These Tussies are just Beautiful!! As a Lover and collector of Vintage Linens and Lace I would have to have more. I would just stuff that suitcase full. Then I would grab a Handsome Gent to carry it for me!!
Huggs, Nancy

Laurie Brown said...

Those are gorgeous! It looks like you've used whole doilies or large pieces, but I bet something similar could be made by sewing bits and bobs together... hmmm... I may have to try this.

I think I'd try and stuff Dante Gabriel Rosetti into the suitcase...

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Carol,

I can't even begin to tell you how much I enjoy visiting you. Your creations are to die for. And I melt when I see victorian things. I am a huge fan of the victorian era. Love them all Carol. Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful week ahead.

XO
Janet
Janet's Creative Pillows

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Hi Carol, I never knew that is what those pretties were called. My Mom had a few of those. She was big into Victorian in her older home years ago. I love the tussies..

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Carol, Thank you for your comment! Tonight , I did not have a guest, it was just little ol' me! ( :
let me know if you get a chance to listen to any of the shows!
Hugs!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

My Cottage Charm said...

Hey Carol! YOU had me cracking up over the comment you wrote on my blog! :) How you were feeling brave and decided to say how you felt! lol :) I actually hesitated about writing that post because I didn't want people to think I didn't want to visit their blogs..I just feel funny leaving 20 comments on a blog post if we're having a conversation. (I feel like people are going to think I'm crazy and hoarding the comments! lol) I think the bigger blogs are the ones that don't like the noreplythingy because they don't like taking the time to visit your blog, I just want to be able to talk to people more. :)
Your tussie mussies are gorgeous!!! I LOVE that era in time...oh so lovely! I think if I could go back to that era, I would bring back some of their beautiful lamps..my heart swoons over those gorgeous, prisms encrusted beauties! :) I think brooches, hat pins, hats and more would also be on my list. I would probably need a trunk..oh, I could just take one of those too! :)
Hope you have a beautiful day my friend!
Missy :)