A tussie mussie is a funnel-shaped container for holding a posy (a nosegay). The handle may be of ivory, amber, porcelain, mother-of-pearl. The posy is secured by a pin across the mouth of the funnel and the holder is attached to a dress by a pin or hook. Some have a finger ring attached by a chain for use when held by hand. The name 'tussie' originates from an old English word for a nosegay. The second part refers to the wet moss used to keep the flowers moist. .