Friday, May 18, 2012

Favorite Tussie Mussie Holders

This is one of my favorite vintage nosegay holders.  It features an intricate Ivory handle and a small mirror.  I love the thought of checking your rouge in the mirror or perhaps holding it up to secretly keep an eye on your beau at the ball.

This unique filigree posie holder is Susanna's inheritance from our mother's collection.  What I love about it is that it has three little feet at the bottom and makes a perfect centerpiece at the table.

6 comments:

Martha said...

That is a sweet holder. I just got your mother's book yesterday and can hardly put it down -- what a wonderful legacy and what a wonderful gardener who loved her herbs. I've skipped around so far -- but love her "talks" about the house herbs!

The Tea Enthusiast's Scrapbook said...

Hi Susanna and Nancy,

What a wonderful collection of posie holders!

Thanks for sharing a little bit of history.

Blessings,

Darlene

Comfrey Cottages said...

how darling! i just adore these shares xxx

Angela McRae said...

OK, these are the most exquisite examples of posie holders I have ever seen, and I truly, truly ADORE knowing you sisters inherited them. (I *strongly* suspect I would have enjoyed knowing your mother!)

relevanttealeaf said...

What lovely treasures your mother left to her daughters. I have given two of them away as gifts to brides-to-be at White Bible Ceremonies, but I don't have any of my own. Beautiful collection!

Marilyn said...

I love all of your posie holders. What a lovely, lovely collection.