Monday, September 3, 2007
A couple of weeks ago I visited our local farmer’s market with my friend and co-worker, Jeannie. Our friendship started over twenty years ago when we first met as artists and we’ve been painting together ever since! Jeannie and I love attending local festivals and events together and today was National “Enjoy More Herbs” Day at the market. Walking through the market we discovered a table hosted by the Charlotte Herb Guild. They had an assortment of information on herbs and recipes to share, but one particular item caught our eye. They were called tussie mussies- lovely arrangements of herbs with cards attached. The cards were very sweet and added a personal touch as they explained each herb’s symbolism. Originally a Victorian bridal bouquet, tussie mussies are now given as thoughtful ways to show someone you care. I purchased one for my mother-in-law and she absolutely loved it! They are beautiful arrangements and give fresh, lasting scents. What a wonderful way to send a “hello” to a loved one!
Visit the Charlotte Herb Guild’s website for more information on tussie mussies, their history, and how to make them.