Monday, March 17, 2014

THE VIOLETS WILL BE THE FIRST TO APPEAR for "Friends Sharing Tea"



As we anxiously await spring, I am remembering that one of the first things to appear will be the violets.  A year ago I found this violet Bavarian chocolate pot for $6.00.  It had no lid but I gave that matter some thought and ordered a lid that worked.  It has hand painted violets on it.  I am also sharing two English Violet Cups and Saucers and some violet vintage linens.





It is still somewhat cold weather in Colorado this morning and perfect for hot chocolate so we can use our teacups for that today. So today it will be "Friends Sharing Tea" or hot chocolate!  You might remember this little arrangement I did several years back in an old Victorian coffee pot with a broken spout.





As you can see, this tea cart has sides that can be raised up and lock to create a table.  It is very handy.  Once I failed to make sure the lock was secure and of course - a broken saucer was the result.








I love everything about violets and I am sure you do too!



I hope this week will be lovely for you!  If you are a blogger, please join me if you have a posting about anything to do with tea. This means a post about serving tea, collecting tea cups and saucers, teapots or baking or anything related to the love of teatime.  Just link below and please include a link to this post on yours as well.  I will be joining these parties as well:



29 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Good Morning and Happy St. Patrick's Day. Oh I do love the violets. What a wonderful chocolate pot and the lid you ordered works just fine. Your tea cart is so dainty and I love your linens.

Vee said...

Clever solutions to the tea pot/cocoa pot troubles. I am thinking of how I might possibly get a handle for a nroken tea pot only so I may enjoy looking at it again. Now you have me pondering a lid for a tea pot. Thank you! The violets make a beautiful setting.

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen,
What a pretty tea table! I love your white shabbied tea cart and the chocolate pot and teacups are beautiful! Violets are so sweet and dainty, just right for a soon to be Spring tea. Thank you for hosting and joining me for tea today.

Blessings,
Sandi

Deborah Montgomery said...

Bernideen, I love that chocolate pot. You would never know the lid didn't come with it! All your violet tea things are beautiful. About your tea cart story -- a friend recently gifted my daughter a tea cart, and warned her about the very same thing. She had lost a whole stack of dishes! Ouch! Thank you for hosting, and have a lovely day.

Marilyn said...

Love violets and have a large pot of speckled violets that come up every spring. I am hoping they will bloom for Easter this year. Your tea table is so pretty and springy. The colors so fresh and inviting.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I do like violets and look forward to mine peeking through the snow next month. The assembled tea cart with the violet theme is pretty, love the napkin/hand towel hanging at the end on the handle. I hang embroidered hand towels on the end of mine too - might as well make use of the bar!
Thank you for hosting Bernideen.

Carrie said...

Your violet themed tea cart is lovely! I really like the coffee pot flower arrangement with the bird on the spout. The different patterns of violets on the linens were a fun touch with the different violet teacups.

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I love your teacups today on the pretty white tea wagon. Everything looks so inviting. Thank you for hosting today. Have a wonderful week! Karen

Clara / Rosewalk Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen!
I love all of your pretty violet tea things and linen. Your tea cart is so lovely and the chocolate pot was a lucky find for that price. Thank you for hosting.
~Clara

Beth Laverty said...

Love, Love, Love violets. And yours are really pretty. Surely gets us to thinking Spring!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
that looks so sweet on your tea cart. What a great piece of funiture. Would lovbe to have one like this. I love also the china with violets. Very seldom to see here. Thank you for sharing this sweet tea time and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Ruth Weston said...

Hi Bernideen. Violets are the first sign of spring to me too...that's my post for next week! I love your chocolate pot as a teapot. If it works it's good! And so pretty too! Your photos are lovely!
Ruth

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such a pretty tea cart with all your beautiful violet tea ware! Love the little bird on the teapot spout! Cute idea! Thanks for hosting!
..Nancy

Martha's Favorites said...

Love your tea cart and your tea cups are stunning. Love all the violets. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Winnie said...

What a lovely tea (chocolate) setting you have laid out today! I think the coffee pot you were able to outfit with a new lid is such lovely. The way you recused the one with the broken spout is brilliant!

Cindy said...

Hi Bernideen,
I so loved joining you for tea today, yes violets are lovely I have wild ones about the yard and growing in an decaying log. Not that I can see them under all this snow but do remember them well. I have somewhat the same tea cart, I'm thinking now that I'll paint mine white. What a great idea to use a coffee pot with and to cover the broken spout with a bird. Have a wonderful week

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Always love your violets, Bernideen!
and the teawagon all set for guests ~
I think this long winter has taught us the value of taking tea =)
Thanks for the lovely teatime...

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Bernideen, I do so love violets! I was picking some in Dearest's grass Saturday before he mowed - yes! he's mowed his grass for the first time this season! Beautiful tea this week - I am delighted to join you and hope you have a blessed week,
Kathy

kitty said...

Oh Bernideen, your tea wagon vignette is so pretty all decked out with our birthday month flower! I am swooning over your arrangement that you made and just love the whole setting. Thank you so much for hosting and enjoy your week. xo

Kathryn Ross said...

Well, yes, I do love violets. Perhaps this spring I shall break out ALL my violet themed tea things and make a meadow of them on my dining room table. Now - the chocolate pot reminds me of one I remember having, but haven't seen for some time. Did I give that away? It was white with pink roses. Now, I shall have to search high and low for it! Enjoy our almost spring this week - just around the corner!
Joy!
Kathy

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I love violets and those teacups are exquisite! Your linen and your bouquets are perfect with them.

The Charm of Home said...

Thank you for hosting! Your lovely violet tea has given me hope for spring!
Sherry

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Bernideen, I just love your violet collection! I am so envious (in the nicest sense of the word, of course!). I did a guest post about scones and the controversy surrounding them; hope you'll weigh in on the issues!

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Bernideen, I just tweeted a link to this lovely post!

KathyB. said...

The violet tea towels and vignette just sing "spring is almost here ", as do the violets in our yard. I love the way you set the tea cart up. Did you do any of the embroidery. I love hand embroidered linens and yours are so pretty.

KathyB. said...

The violet tea towels and vignette just sing "spring is almost here ", as do the violets in our yard. I love the way you set the tea cart up. Did you do any of the embroidery. I love hand embroidered linens and yours are so pretty.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Hi Bernideen, I am late joining the party this week...sorry! I love all your violets...what a steal on that beautiful chocolate pot...and the tea towlels are gorgeous! Have a great week...hugs, Penny

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Your violets and tea set is so lovely to see. Your blog is gorgeous, and I love how violets go so perfectly with the notion of tea.
Karen

Angela McRae said...

I love violets too and am even hoping to make jam out of some wild violets this year. Thanks for sharing the tip about the lid. I have passed up many pretty pieces that were missing a lid, and I don't know why it never occurred to me that could be remedied quite easily!