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!




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33 comments:

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

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  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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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

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

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

    Enjoy your day!

    Carolyn

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  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!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  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.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  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

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  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.

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  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.
    Judith

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

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  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!

    Jody

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  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.

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

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

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

    chris

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  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

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

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  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

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  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! :-)
    Sharla

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

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

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  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

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

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

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  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!

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  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.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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

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  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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