Just in time for May Day, Linda at A Swap For All Seasons recently hosted a Tussie Mussie swap. What is a tussie mussie you ask? A tussie mussie originated as a bouquet and is a circular nosegay of flowers, often inside a cone. They go back many years ago to when they were popular during Elizabethan and Victorian times in England. They were often used to send messages through the flowers, as each flower held a different meaning.
Today, they are wonderful decor that can be given filled with fresh or artificial flowers, or even filled with goodies of sorts. We made ours as artful decor to be displayed and admired.
My swap partner, Lisa, loves the color light purple so I used that as my central color when making her cone. I adhered some vintage purple ribbon around the top and filled it with some little purple flowers.
On the base of the cone, I wrapped two kinds of trim and attached a vintage brooch to the front of it.
A little gold trim, some fluffy tulle, gathered crepe paper and ribbon were additional embellishments.
So off I mailed this earlier in the week along with some fun goodies. Next week I expect to receive the tussie mussie that Lisa has made for me. What a fun project this was!