Monday, March 21, 2011

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE AND THE VIOLETS RETURN

To me nothing says springtime better than violets.  They aren't even coming up yet here in Colorado but I know they will soon....so I am celebrating their coming arrival with "A Delightsome Life" Tuesday and Tea Time Tuesday !  Thanks to Kathy and Sandi  for letting me participate!!





           I seem to have a LOT of violets around my house....







I am always drawn to violet linens....can't you just smell them?










An English violet teapot....












Everything in Colorado is quite brown but I am watering and I see signs of some bulbs popping out.....that makes my heart sing!







This wooden bouquet of violets holds a place of honor
 by my front door!































27 comments:

Mary R. said...

Oh, beautiful!!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen and happy spring!
I love all your violets, especially the teapots. Their scent is rather heavenly when they bloom and I don't mind the wild variety that many gardeners think of as weeds.
Judith

Shirley said...

Beautiful..I love Violets..So pretty! Happy Spring to you!
~Shirley

Mary Ann said...

All of your violets are just beautiful. What a lovely post.

Gwen said...

Oh my goodness, these are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Violets are my favorite and I drooled over these!!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

ToTal Kindred Spirit you are Bernideen! LuVinG the Violets!
what a wonderful collection you've shared & that you have to enjoy ")
blessings on that enjoyment & gratitude for their provision so you could share with us!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Beautiful Bernideen...I did some violets as well. Was late with my post...life just happens sometimes. :)
Ruth

The Tablescaper said...

That is a serious collection of violet china. Just beautiful.

- The Tablescaper

♥ Miss Tea said...

Violets are lovely color! you have lots of beautiful teacups and teapots there as well as the plates, lovely post! Happy Tea Time Tuesday!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh my, what a beautiful post! I love your violet teapots; especially the English Violet one! Love the sweet plate on the white charger as well. You have some gorgeous pieces around your home, Bernideen! Thank you for joining me for my Spring tea party and enjoy this first week of Spring. It is finally starting to look like Spring here on the Island.

Blessings,
Sandi

Franciscus and Elizabeth said...

Oh how I would love to sit in your beautiful garden today an celebrate spring!! Happy Spring to you!

Blessings,
Robin

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2011 said...

I love violets too! They're just so dainty and sweet. Happy Spring Bernideen! We finally made it! :)

Fixing My Thoughts said...

Wow! I so enjoyed seeing all your beautiful violet treasures! You really have some lovely things. Bess

Sherry said...

What gorgeous violet china you have collected. I love violets too. the chintz ware is especially lovely! thanks for stopping by.
Sherry

Elizabeth and Gary said...

What a lovely post! Your dishes and tea pot are beautiful!I really love the dish towels..so pretty! I have enjoyed my visit very much today..
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

Marilyn said...

I love violets and your violets are just beautiful!

Kathy said...

Hello Bernideen,
This is lovely! You sure do have a lot of violets! So very beautiful. I do love these little spring flowers that seem to pop up everywhere!
Thank you for sharing this with Celebrate Spring with Victoria!
God Bless,
Kathy

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Oh my gosh, I don't think I have seen such beautiful violets! This has got me thinking that violets would be a great accent for my bathroom re-do, hmmmm....

Hugs,
Jacalyn

xinex said...

Soooo beautiful! I love Violets too, pretty color and sweet fragrant smell....Christine

Sylvia said...

Such a wonderful Violet post ! I love all of your teapots and especially these violet linens ...oh, so charming !
Happy Spring !

Sherry said...

I too love violets. I have several items with violets decorating my bedroom. I have a version of your wooden violet picture and I love it. Beautiful post!

Sherry said...

I too love violets. I have several items with violets decorating my bedroom. I have a version of your wooden violet picture and I love it. Beautiful post!

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Breathtakingly beautiful! LOVE the violets!!

Donna

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Breathtakingly beautiful!!

Joy said...

Wow! Lots of beautiful violets inside your house. Violets are my very favorite flower - and some are blooming outside my office today!

Phyllis said...

I visited another blog and saw your button, clicked on it, and was transported to a lingering visit admiring your violet collection of beautiful objects! I plan to become a follower and enjoy your blog all the time. I am very happy to have found it! Please, visit me. I am fairly new to blogging and I am smitten with it!

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen!
This is a beautiful post. I wanted to tell you since I wasn't here this time last year. (no blog). I love violets and the little creamer with the violet handle is just too precious.
~Clara