Jun 24, 2010

Purple Passions...

I started off thinking that today 
I would share with you a couple of pretty things
 I picked up from a new vendor
at a local antique mall.

Then I noticed they both featured purple
and thought purple needed it's day!

(click photos to enlarge)

A lovely straw hat,
with a bundle of millinery flowers


I am crazy for millinery flowers...
and this bundle of violets
made my heart sing!


I also found this vintage face powder box...
the graphics are gorgeous!
and it even ties closed with a perfect little bow:-)


Then a purple vignette
garden style...

Which must feature a jar of Lavender Buds 
some casually strewn about :-)


Of course there are purple roses..
Enchanted Evening.
The vase is a vintage creamer
the glass has turned purple with age..


Don't you love purple sun glass?
and the "flaws" in old glass
see the bubbles in the foot of the creamer?
 
Today I am joining...


Cindy at My Romantic Home


and...
Jessica at Favorite Things

Come join in the fun!

Thanks for visiting me today!

25 comments:

meemsnyc said...

What a nice purple vignette! We planted purple roses this year. Can't wait for it to bloom next year!

Ro Magnolia said...

I love purple. I have a very hard time narrowing down what my favourite colour is, but purple is definitely right up there at the top. That vintage face power box is just incredible! What a lovely find. :)

Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Bella! It's lonely out here--where is everybody tonight? You have an outstanding post! I didn't notice that the glass was purple until you mentioned it--I was too busy gaping at the purple roses! Amazing! You know, I love the look of flowers in vintage glass. So simple and pretty. I also love the box--the graphics are great--and it all looks so sweet together. My antiques shop assoc. has a Lavender Fair event this weekend in conjunction with a local farm, and the lavender isn't in full bloom yet! Crazy year! Do you grow lavender?--I don't remember if I've seen it in your garden--probably too early. Great post--Jacqueline

Doni said...

Oh how BEAUTIFUL!!! Lovely purples and lilacs! My favorite!!! And the Face Powder box is AWESOME! Oh I'd love to find one of those!!!!! Lovely blog! Blessings, Doni

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Beautiful post! It made me remember how much I love purple, lilac and lavender, but for some reason, they usually take a backseat to other colors in my life. The roses are breath-taking!

Olga said...

Lovely purple vignette. The straw hat is very cute. And I like that jar with lavender buds. I have lavender in my garden. I should collect and dry some this summer.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Those purple roses are so gorgeous!!!

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

Purple is amazing :)
Wich Rose is it ??
Håkan

Sandra said...

I love purple, my week-end bedroom is purple.
I think it's a very relaxing color.
Your flowers are beautiful, the face powder box wonderful and the hat....I have no words for the hat, it's perfect.
Love from Spain

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

My darling,
I love the glass vase filled with lavender.
I have a vase like that and I will fill it with lavender as soon as mine will be ready!
Lovely, lovely!
Fra

Lavender Cottage said...

An alluring tribute to my favourite colour. Interesting to see that many women think the same and how just a jar filled with lavender is so feminine.
The hat's adorable, I'll bet the owner loved the violets on it.
Judith

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Bella,
What a truly lovely post today!! A gorgeous purple vignette and I love the hat!!

Debbie

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Lovely purples!!! I love the hat with the pretty millinery flowers!!
Michelle

Lana K. W. Austin said...

Those lovely lavender and purple tones are gorgeous and make for a perfect vignette. I adore the box and hat!!!!!\


Hugs,
Lana

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow purple roses! hardly see one and they look so beautiful! what a lovely sight!

Secondhandrose said...

I see a new favorite color for me on the horizon. Thanks for the pretty pics.
karen

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Im just adore lavender.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

So pretty! Your purple finds are so striking and beautiful together. Love them.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Thoses are beautiful roses. Are the Angel face roses? Thanks for sharing....Julian

Susan said...

I don't think I have ever seen purple roses!! They are gorgeous!!

Mary said...

Beautiful finds. Visiting from Show and Tell~

Carolyn said...

This is such a pretty post =I love the hat!

The roses are such a pretty color too.

Have a good weekend,

Carolyn

LDH said...

Dear Bella, These are the prettiest vignettes ~ Love the purple themes and the roses are gorgeous! All together lovely!

Kindly, ldh

Michella said...

Bella ~ (I love your name BTW :))
You are a girl after my own heart!!! Everything is just beautiful!! I love the vintage hat.. I have several displayed in my house right now, but I love the color of the flowers (thinking of my grandbabies easter for next year) Sooo pretty... as usual :)
~ Michella ~

Jacqueline said...

Absolutely beautiful. Your setting was just enchanting. I could smell the lavendar. Love, love, love the little box. What a treasure.