Good Day, Janeites!
Our next meeting will be Saturday, April 5th, 2014 at the
North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center (Map Attached). The meeting is
scheduled to start at 12:30 and will run until 2:30.
What is a Tussie Mussie? Although many of our readers may
already know, I was not among them, and thought a definition would be
appropriate. Wikipedia defines a nosegay, tussie-mussie, or posy as a small flower
bouquet, typically given as a gift. They have existed in some form since at
times, when they were carried or worn around the head or bodice.
traditionally used to bind the stems in these arrangements. Alternatively,
"posy holders," available in a variety of shapes and materials
(although often silver), enable the wearing of these arrangements "at the
waist, in the hair, or secured with a brooch." The term tussie-mussie
comes from the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901), when the
small bouquets became a popular fashion
accessory. Typically, tussie-mussies include floral symbolism from the language of flowers, and therefore may be used
to send a message to the recipient.
Our presenter will be Christine Longthorp - Owner and Master Designer at Something Special with Flowers. Christine received her education at the Constance Spry School of Floral Design U.K. At the age of six she realized that flowers would be her life- long passion and she has been making the world more beautiful one petal at a time. She brings a European high style into her work creating something magical and unique to complement our Southwestern surroundings, and has an impressive list of clients which include U.S Presidents and English Royals. Her weddings range from Native American to East Indian and are as diverse as each couple. Romantic or modern, grand or intimate and always charming.
Upcoming meetings include:
June 14th Our Box Hill Picnic – Site to be announced. Something for the gentleman also!
August 10th Cecilia Lucero - She will demonstrate Regency Hair Styles
October 10th – 12th The annual General Meeting at Montréal - the theme this year is Mansfield Park – it promises to be an exciting event!
December 6th - Jane Austen's Birthday Celebration w/ the president of JASNA, Iris Lutz
As usual if you wish to be dropped from the mailing list, have a correction to your address, or know someone who might wish to be added, just send Dal a message and it will be done.
Thank you for reading!
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