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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.

Tke Language of Flowers - Book               

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 least medieval times, when they were carried or worn around the head or bodice.[1] Doilies are 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.
Lady with Tussie Mussie


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


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Dal Jensen

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