Saturday, January 12, 2008

Tussie Mussie Time!


Since Tussie Mussie's were originally used to hold flowers, and are Victorian. I think they are perfect for Valentines Day. If I were to give one as a gift, I would fill a little bag with chocolates, or salt water taffy and tuck it down inside.
Here is one that I have made. Embellished with vintage wallpaper and a row of rhinestones that came off of my mother's old party dress! This tussie was made last summer and holds peonies from my garden. A reminder that spring will come!


Please click pictures to enlarge, so you can see the detail!



48 comments:

The Rose Room said...

Ele, your tussies are beautiful. My dear English Granny loved tussies, for her funeral I made her an Elizabethan styled one using roses, lavender etc picked from my Mum's garden and then wrapped the flowers in a piece of vintage embroidered linen, she was a wonderful needleworker as well:) Rachael

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Ele, your tussies mussies are really beautiful, how special to add the rhinestones from your Mom's dress! We agree peonies are one of the most beautiful flowers! Have a lovely weekend Ele! Jenn and Jacqui

HippieDog said...

Hi Ele!! You are so welcome.....wouldn't have it any other way! We just got the Christmas decor down last weekend.....what a chore! I bought a Cherub today.....always wanted a Cherub! She's cute as the dickens!! I'll have to doll her up with some feathers, ribbons and tulle :) She's a little shyer than the rest! LOL Have a lovely evening :)xoxoxo

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Ele! Congrats on the award!! You deserve it! Love the Tussie Mussies!!
Penny
p.s. I am having a giveaway...stop by!

Alison Gibbs said...

Ele congratulations on the award.
Your Tussie Mussie are so soft and feminine.
Love them
Alison

Stephanie said...

Hi, Ele! What beautiful tussie mussies today! I am especially fond of the one made with rhinestones from your mom's party dress! Hope you kept that one for yourself.....or if you didn't, let me know!!

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Pinkie Denise said...

Hello,
Your pictures are so very pretty love the tussie mussie Pinkie Denise

Robyn said...

Those are just lovely! I want to place one of those RIGHT HERE next to me...and just take in all the details! I enlarges and THEY ARE gorgous! You are so wonderfully talented! Thanks for sharing such wonderful pieces of art! It really made my day!
Hugs,

SOINSPIRED said...

Your tussies are beautiful. So pretty and feminine.

Lori said...

Ele, your tussies are SO very pretty, how sweet to use the trim from your mom's dress and of course i adore the perfect touches of pink...congratulations on your award...

Lisa said...

What a beautiful project. Love the soft colors and lace. Really lovely.

Katrina said...

They are adorable! The colours and so soft and elegant. Happy New Year too!!

Whimsy Pink said...

Your tussies are fabulous! I love them too!

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Oh Ele you are without a doubt the QUEEN OF TUSSIES...they are just beautiful.

Hugs,
Shann :)

Scrappy Jessi said...

ele these cones are fabulous!!! so pretty!
im ready for spring.
jessi

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Aaaahhh Ele! You make the absolute prettiest tussies!!!! I just love all the detail you use! You have such an eye for these things!! Simply gorgeous :)

Love ya,
Amy

FrostingsNSparkles said...

Your tussies are so feminine and elegant, Ele!! Love the texture and the colors, they are just gorgeous

"Jillian" said...

Your Tussie Mussie's are so pretty...they look delicious enough to eat! Do you sell those????

~ Jillian

Sugar Bear said...

Your tussie mussies are gorgeous! I love the soft colors.
Karla

Bejeweled said...

What beautiful tussie mussies! What a wonderful idea to use rhinestones from your mother's dress - what a memorable touch to make it extra special! And being filled with candies or chocolate is always a fine idea :)

Jacki said...

Your tussie mussies are absolutely delightful. What a creative lady you are.

Miss Rhea said...

Ele, I love your tussies !! And...I am the proud owner of one !! :) No one makes them prettier !! Come sign up for my give away !! :) Hugs'
Rhea

Monica said...

Gorgeous as always Ele and so much detail , love them! I especially love the pink hear tin the center of the one..so pretty!
thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the sweet comments :)
Hugs

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Charming! The tussie mussies are so pretty just hanging on a door knob. But filled with kisses sounds even better. :)

Kimberly

Miss Sandy said...

Ele,
Your tussie mussies are wonderful. I love how textural they are and how sweet to use a part of your mother's dress.

Counting Your Blessings said...

I adore your banner!! And your little tussies are lovely too. =) Blessings... Polly

Inspired Tokens said...

Your tussies mussies are such a delight to look at. Beautiful detail and I do believe that Valentine's Day is the most appropriate time for tussies mussies, they just seem to go with one another. PS Congrat's on your award, so deserving!

PLO said...

I love mussie tussies, or is it tussie mussies? Your blog is beautiful!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Ele, your tussie mussies are stunning! I love all the wonderful little touches.

Congrats on your award.
Penny

Kathy said...

Oh they are so lovely , all the right touches , such beautiful detail . I love visiting your site
Kathy

Just Between Us Girls said...

Wow this this creation is incredible. So much fun to make.
Love it. Pat

Mary said...

Oh, how pretty! I have to admit, I've never been a big celebrator (is that a word?) of Valentine's Day, but seeing all the lovely things bloggers are making for the holiday is making me change my mind! And how special to add your mother's rhinestones!

Congrats on the award!
xoxo,
mary

Sandra Evertson said...

These are just beautiful and love the photos you took of them!
Sandra Evertson

Joyce said...

Hey there Ele,
Those Tussies ARE GORGEOUS!!!
Great job. I loved looking at them and wishing I had one right now....ummm...filled with Chocolates. HA!
Keep up the good work. So fun to look at and what a great feeling you must have when you've completed creating them!
Be blessed,
Joyce M.

Lori said...

Ele, Just a quick note to say hello. Enjoy your tussie mussies, so delicate and love the details. Hugs, Lori

Joy said...

Ele, these are gorgeous. I mean, truly GORGEOUS! I recogonize the wallpaper in the first one! :)

p.s. Stop by for a giveaway tomorrow at my blog!

Joy

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Your tussies are gorgeous!

The Nostalgia Fairy said...

Hello Ele,
Just discovered you and had to leave a comment on your tussie mussies - they are so pretty. So is your blog!
Sandi

Kelley said...

You have reaching for my shaker of pink glitter. These are so delicate and pretty! Thanks for the inspiration, as always! Kelley

Saucy said...

The tussie mussies are so beautiful. How talented you are. Congratualtions on your award from Hippiedog. That's why we visit you.

celestina marie said...

Ele, the tussies are gorgeous. How special to add rhinestones from your mother's dress. Just beautiful!
hugs, Celestina

Twinkle Pink said...

I love the tussies you have made,they are just perfect. I love the idea of them and have seen many variations on blog.

I am going to have a go myself and fill them up with chocolate :)

best wishes Ginny

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

OOO! Loove all your pink pretties...Erika is still receiving her fairy stash from around the world!

Cathy said...

Ele, Love that tussie. Another one of my newest addictions. This is beautiful.

Dapoppins said...

You have such a wonderful site, I love the pictures you take of of your beautiful creations!

Cheryl said...

Oh my....what GORGEOUS tussies, Ele! Just exquisite!

Fabulous Finds Studio said...

The tussies are so beautiful! I've never made one before, but they are on my long list of things to do, sigh...never enough time in the day. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Best Wishes,
Julie

Debi said...

Hi Ele,
Thank you for visitng me and your kind words! You tussies are just gorgeous!! You are quite talented! I love the idea of putting rhinestones from your Mom's dress!
I do love roses but peonies and hydrangeas are also a favorite!
I would also like to add you to my favorites :-)
Kindest Regards,
Debi