Monday, June 4, 2012

Violets Tea

Just what is it about violets on tea china?

A pretty old delicate teacup.....

And teapot..........

Even a pretty music box....

Adds joy to this delightful tea!

Such a pretty lid!

The Violet - by J. Taylor

Down in a green and shady bed,
A modest violet grew;
Its stalk was bent, it hung its head
As if to hide from view.
And yet it was a lovely flower,
Its colour bright and fair;
It might have graced a rosy bower,
Instead of hiding there.

Yet thus it was content to bloom,
In modest tints arrayed;
And there diffused a sweet perfume,
Within the silent shade.

Then let me to the valley go
This pretty flower to see;
That I may also learn to grow
In sweet humility.

Rose Chintz Cottage is having a party!

Share Your Cup Thursday



  1. Oh, I so agree! Violets just have that certain something, don't they! Your photos are lovely!

  2. I love your cute tea cups. Is there anything cuter than tiny violets. Sweet box and teapot. I like that you set with a purple tablecloth and matching purple-blue fresh flowers with a hint of pink. I wish you a wonderful week!. Zinnia

  3. Your pictures are beautiful and I love the poem! The music box goes so well with the tea set.

  4. How sweet are those pieces! My sister gave me a packet of viola seeds that I have to find a spot to put them in.

  5. Violets do have a little something different, don't they? Maybe it's that we're so used to seeing pretty pink flowers on teacups, that the purple violet is a welcome change. Beautiful pieces, Michele.

  6. I love violets and your china is so beautiful with the pretty lavender flowers. Just so romantic and delicate.

  7. Such a sweet violet tea set! Love your poem! Happy June to you!

  8. Lovely romantic post -- poem and teacup/teapot. Love violets. Delicate. Very special! Happy Tea Day!

  9. Your violet china is so pretty! I have the teacup but not the teapot.

    Enjoy your day!


  10. Sweet poem! I love violets, and I do love them on china! They just seem to go so perfectly with tea cups and tea. Your china is gorgeous, and your images of them really lovely. I especially love the collage images!

  11. Hi Michele,
    Your violet tea things are so sweet! I love the lid with the posies and bow; adorable! I enjoyed the poem too and I hope you don't mind my borrowing it for a future post. Love your pictures! Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea. Have a beautiful day.


  12. Violets...they're just so delicate and pretty. They seem made for teacups, don't they? Michele, your photos are always beautiful! Hope you're having a great week!
    Hugs, Cindy

  13. Do you happen to have any violets? I've never grown any. I tried once, but they died. I think someone told me that it takes a special gift to grow them. I think that might be true because the people I know who are successful with them never have any tips to share about what they do. By the way, that teacup is so pretty and dainty.

  14. Hello Michele
    A sweet little poem and lovely china for tea today. Violets self seed all over in my garden but I still let a few grow. The white ones are my pride and joy as they're not often seen.
    I had tea in my new pink mug last night for dinner and had happy thoughts of you.

    1. You just made my day, Judith! I am so happy you like your hearty pink mug! ♥

  15. Hi Michele, Just so pretty! Love your china dishes with the violets on them. So romantic!! Thanks for stopping by with your wonderful comments...Have a great week!


  16. Violets are one of my favorite flowers and your china is very pretty. My grandmother's favorite color was lavender and I think they kind of remind me of her.

  17. Hi Michele,
    I love your delicate violet china and music beautiful! I love your poem! Have a wonderful week!

  18. Oh such a lovely violet design on the teacup and teapot. Exquisite and so elegant and delicate. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

  19. What a lovley set!! Love the violets!!


  20. Beautiful, beautiful post! I have that same tea cup and saucer and I just love it, I wish I had a teapot to match. I will keep scouring the Goodwill's for one and maybe one day I'll be lucky.

    Have a great night!
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  21. Violets are so lovely and romantic. Your pieces are beautiful!

    Jocelyn @

  22. Hi Michele,
    lovely post with Violets. I love them, too. Your china is beautiful and the poem is very sweet. Thanks for sharing.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  23. Violets are such a sweet little flower...just love them on china! Your pieces are just lovely and the poem is the perfect touch. Thanks so much for sharing! :-)

  24. Absolutely beautiful. I adore your tea cups and photos!

  25. Ohhh I love the violets on your teacup and teapot and music box. What fun to enjoy them.

  26. Michele, thank you for showing your beautiful violets at Your Cozy Home Party. Violets look so delicate and femmine. I think most of us love them. They certainly look pretty on the pieces you showed. The teapot looks like it might be the same design as one I used to have. I loved it but sold it when I had a shop several years ago. Your photos are always beautiful. I would like to learn more about my camera so that I can take great photos like yours. Hope to see you next week and June 17 for the Grill, BBQ and Picnic Party.-------------- Shannon

  27. I agree with you ... what is it about violets on china that's so appealing? These are beautiful!

  28. sweet poem, michele:) violets look so delicate, but, i've seen some growing through a blanket of snow!

  29. China with violets is one of my favorites. All your pieces are exquisite! Thank you for sharing them with us and the poem too. Have a lovely day!

  30. Thanks for sharing this Michele! I love violets. I had them all along the front of my previous home. It was a joy to see every Spring. The teapot and teacup is just precious. As are the little boxes and poem.

  31. Such a lovely post! I just love violets and purple. Your pictures are beautiful.

  32. Love all your violet china pieces. But then I love violets and purple. I even used them on my last two luncheon salads. So pretty and lovely (and tasty :D ) Just a delightful post Michele.


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