I designed and crocheted this tussie-mussie last month. Today, I finally attached the ribbon with tiny, little buttons on each side.
I stiffened only the cone (not the lacy ruffle) with fabric stiffner. I molded the cone of the tussie-mussie onto a green styrofoam FLORACRAFT cone.
“Tussie-Mussie, also called nosegay or posey, is small, hand-held bouquet popular in mid- 19th-century Victorian England as an accessory carried by fashionable ladies. Composed of mixed flowers and herbs and edged with a paper frill or greens, the arrangement was sometimes inserted into a silver filigree holder. When supplied by an admirer, the nosegay was became the vehicle for the floral language of love, e.g., a red tulip was a declaration of love; a sprig of dogwood returned by the young lady was a sign of indifference; a variegagted pink menat that she rejected her suitor’s affection. This variety of bouquet has enjoyed periodic revivals.”
I haven’t seen them being used or displayed in quite a few years. I used to see these in Victorian decor.
I have surfed the net for crocheted tussie-mussie, but found many made of paper and only a very few crocheted.
I think they are a pretty little accent to any room.