December 22, 2020, 4:00 PM (US Central)
A tussy mussy or tussie mussie is a small bouquet of scented flowers and herbs. Queen Victoria, who reigned in England from 1837 to 1901 was fond of carrying these floral bouquets wherever she went. Soon tussie mussies became a fashionable item that Victorian couples would give to each other gifts. Over time the flowers selected for the tussy mussy could signal different meanings. When people now refer to tussie mussies they often mean a vase that holds flowers, a bridesmaid’s bouquet or boutonniere. These Victorian mini bouquets are still treasured and used for decoration. Learn how to craft your own tussy mussy for a last-minute Christmas gift! Celebrate the holidays the Victorian way by crafting with us.