Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Violet

The Violet

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 color 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.

~Jane Taylor ~

Hello everyone.
Today I'm posting some of my pansy and violet 
tea things for a Violet February Tea.
Won't you join me?

A new pansy tea pot from the thrift store for $ 6.00

My MIL. pearls and Lupine seeds.
Because their a pretty purple.

crocheted pansy doily from antique store.
I think this photo looks sort of vintage bohemian.


Thank you for stopping by and have a great week.



Raindrops and Daisies said...

All so pretty


Tanya Rachelle said...

So pretty! Love your blog button as well and am going to put it up on my blog!

Carol L McKenna said...

Oh so pretty! Elegant and creative ~ Wow! ^_^

Terra said...

I like violets and pansies and Johnny Jump ups, and the poem. Violets are so shy and pretty and they are volunteers in our alley.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your tea set is so pretty. I love the violets and pansies. Lovely poem and photos, thanks for sharing. Wishing you a very happy week ahead!

It's Just Dottie said...

I am waiting for my violets in the garden to bloom. I promised my little Petra a tea party with cupcakes iced with buttercream frosting and candied violets!
Smiles, Dottie

Vee said...

So feminine and beautifully February. Love the thrift store find! That's really a lovely tea pot.

A Garden of Threads said...

The teacups are so pretty. Have a wonderful week:)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your beautiful collection of tea cups. Each one is a thing of beauty. I think I have a pansy doily in my stash...I'm going to look for it. Perfect for Spring!

Sarajan (Jan to friends!) said...

Such a pretty post! One of my weaknesses is a complete lack of resistance to vintage tea pots. Your thrift store find is adorable. -- Jan

Lavender Cottage said...

Your table is the vision of a pretty spring tea this week Clara.

Bernideen said...

Oh how lovely these violet items are! Makes us experience spring even when it isn't! I am a February birthday so love it!

Beth said...

Your teacups are stunning! Love the antique crocheted pansy doily too. Truly a vision of spring!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely violet amd pansy tea, Clara! Your teacups are stunning. Loved the poem too. I searched for a pretty poem about the violet on the weekend and couldn't find one. I enjoyed yours very much; thank you for sharing. Hope your day is beautiful!

Blessings and joy,

Antiques And Teacups said...

Isn't it the perfect time of the year for violets? Ours are beginning to show under the pine trees. A sure sign of spring. Thanks for your breath of spring and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Beth said...

Violets and Pansies, what a great pair of cheerfulness and sweetness. Thanks for sharing these.

Diann said...

These are both just beautiful teacups! I love any kind of purple flowers so, I am really adoring this post!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh so pretty!

I love how beautifully you put everything together!

Well done, it's gorgeous!

kitty said...

I love your pretty teacups and the gorgeous thrift store teapot. The pansy crocheted doily is perfect for the setting.

janice15 said...

Pretty, your new tea pot is very cute....Happy Monday with love Janice

gypsyrose said...

I love your beautiful china I remember my parents having a tea set with violets on it is so pretty the poem is an added bonus thanks for sharing it,
came to you from mosaic Monday

Terri said...

Lovely lavender tea cups! I do love lavender so much. They are always beautiful on a tea cup.
That is a truly sweet poem!
Thank you so much for sharing with us today :)

Magnolia Cottage said...

Beautiful violets & pansies china and accessories. Lovely poem!
Thanks for sharing.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such a pretty post and I love the poem! You found some lovely things thrift shopping! It is fun! The seed packet of lupins make me lonesome for my spring garden! Happy tea day to you!

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

Violets, Pansies and Lupines...such beautiful flowers! I love the Violets on your Tea Cups...the Pansies on your Tea Pot and Lupines...well I love them in the Garden!

Jan ♥

Linda Miller said...

Violets, Pansies and Lupines Oh My! How beautiful your pansy teacups are. You have picked some of my favorite flowers. Thanks for the tea invite.
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Martha's Favorites said...

I love that everyone is sharing violets. Yours are so beautiful. It is hard to pick a favorite. Blessings, Martha

Katherines Corner said...

Hi Clara, Oh these are lovely,Purple is my favorite color! I'm hopping over from Teacup Tuesday to leave some hugs on your lovely blog.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Gorgeous teacups!! I love violets. I'm so happy to be following back; thanks for your patience.

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I love to hear from you. ~Clara~