Sunday, 17 March 2013

Tussy Mussy

Tussy Mussy for a 'Victorian' Wedding

A Tussy Mussy refers to a petite Victorian style posy arranged within a metal (traditionally silver) or even glass vase holder suited for carrying. In Victorian times, they were originally used to ward off smells from the streets before bathing was common. Sort of a nosegay. Pictured is Flower Avenue's modern slant to a Tussy Mussy in that it does not have the scented florals and is larger than the traditional Victorian posy holder. Nevertheless, it is great for a Victorian theme and also fantastic for incorporating something 'old' in the saying of "Something old, new, borrowed......."!