Monday, October 4, 2010

Tussie Mussies in the Movies

Tussie Mussies and their secret meanings have been represented in several movies set in the 1600 - 1800's. In Amadeus, Constanze, Mozart's bride, carries a tussie mussie of pink rose buds, signifying grace and beauty. In the Age of Innocence, Newland Archer sends Countess Ellen Olenska yellow roses, signifying infidelity. He sends his fiancee a small bunch of blue violets, signifying humility, modesty, simplicity. And in the movie Sense and Sensibility, Marianne carries a tussie mussie of lilies of the valley on her wedding day, signifying return of happiness.

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