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Novels and Nosegays

We have had such an amazing spring this year in the Midwest and Northeast with lots of rainfall and cool temperatures…..creating flowers and blankets of green as far as the eye can see!  This leads my thoughts to floral creations everywhere; those made by nature and those manmade in the likeness of nature.

Nosegays - lovely little bouquets of blossoms, herbs, wildflowers, and greenery - make lovely gifts and surprising accents in your home.  The term nosegay dates back to the fifteenth century when these diminutive arrangements given as gifts were considered an ornament or gift to the nose!

Some also refer to the term tussie-mussie, a small flower arrangement commonly given in Victorian times as a gift with special meaning.  Each flower represents a human attribute, so to decode your tussie-mussie was to read the message of the giver.  A wonderful read is The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. You’ll  enjoy the novel and  learn the meaning of different flowers.

If you just can’t bear to clip stems, change water, and generally care for little floral arrangements in your home, look for Diane James Designs. As you can see from these images, her faux floral arrangements are lovely and extremely realistic.

June 17, 2013 by Jessie Davidson

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