In the fifteenth century the nosegay (an appeal to the nose), flowers or herbs tied together with a sweet_smelling fragrance was worn around the neck for a satisfactory smell, and to mask foul odors. Proper women of the Victorian Era society carried these bouquets at most social gatherings and Judges would often carry them into their court room and wear around their neck to ward off the unpleasant smell of the streets.
A Christmas centerpiece can be made in several ways. You can either create a simple centerpiece of an arrangement of flowers in a low crystal container or make a long centerpiece in a plastic centerpiece tray with a variety of evergreens. Written instructions and step by step videos for how to assemble a Christmas centerpiece using a centerpiece tray and evergreens can be found at my website, along with a list of materials and resources where materials can be acquired. You can also look at our blog to see pictures of a beautiful arrangement of flowers in a holiday crystal container.