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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tussie- Mussie.

For the Victorians, violets were symbols of "faithfulness" and forget-me-nots of "precious memories to be kept"...

I played around just a bit with both of them, a dainty hankie and antique lace, to make a tussie mussie...


... embellished by a vintage buckle and finished off with a tiny medal...

... all tied up in twine, love and friensdhip!
What's better than a little posy to tell a dear friend you care?
Monica x.

19 comments:

  1. Such great friend.........
    Forget me not;))
    Nice day

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  2. What a sweet little posie, how I wish we had violets here, they are so beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  3. It is gorgeous, Monica! I'm so glad I found your blog!
    :)
    Zuzu

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  4. That is STUNNING! This ought to be in a Stampington magazine, Monica! I am just in awe!!!

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  5. Hi Monica
    A beautiful post! Violets remind me of my Belgian Grandmother.

    You have put it all so beautifully together.

    Warm wishes
    Isabelle x

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  6. I love tussies....they look beautiful anywhere....on a doorknob, a hook, laying on a table and the list goes on and on!

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  7. Beautiful...............hugs from me....


    For ever.........

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  8. What a wonderful gift. I love tussie mussies and yours is beautiful!

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  9. Pure loveliness Monica!
    hugs and a Happy Easter to you.

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  10. Stunning and s perfect gift of love and friendship!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  11. Lovely, Monica, the card and the flowers together are gorgeous !
    Really nice for a dear friend !
    Hugs,
    Sylvia

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  12. Just beautiful! So romantic!

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  13. Beautiful! I love violets!

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  14. exquisite and oh so romantic.. you do lovely work.

    Sonny

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  15. So lovely and beautiful! Violets remind me of my grandmother - who was named Violet by the way!
    Hugs to you and Kim!

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  16. I wish I was that friend! Love the tussie-mussie!

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  17. I am fond of planting herbs in my garden. And in many of my herb books, they talk about tussie mussies. As both were popular in Victorian times. nice to read about them here!
    Brenda

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  18. Hi Monica,

    Love your pretty violet tussie mussie, vintage card and nest with eggs.
    I do love the fragrance of violets.

    Happy Easter
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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