Dollies are traditionally used to bind the stems of posy arrangements, but posy holders do come in a variety of shapes and different materials, and are often secured in brooches. During in mediaeval times people used posies were given as gifts of love and friendship. But during the bubonic plague a “pocket full of posies” was thought to ward off illnesses and mask the horrible sense of death and illness.
Today posies inspire thoughts of good things and certainly don’t remind people of what they were once used for. Instead it’s nice to look at the variety of different colors, shapes and styles of posies used in posy artwork