May 16, 2011

The Tea That Almost Wasn't...

I collected a couple of tea pieces
featuring Violets last year...

and have been meaning to show them...

(click photos to enlarge)

Saturday night we had some rain!
some serious rain!!!
two inches overnight!!!

Yes, that is even a lot for Seattle,
we just like our drizzle here :-)

The garden took a beating,
 it was now or never for the Violets.
So please excuse their tattered look,
they have truly weathered the storm :-)


the pretty little pieces I found last summer,
they make a nice mix match pair...






I forgot to show the teapots bottom mark,
it was made by Rossetti...



I am amazed that these tiny flowers
have these mile long stems...


although I am looking forward
to the flowers of summer...

it is hard to say good-bye to the
sweetness of spring...

you just want to hold it in your hand
as long as you can...


I am joining these lovely ladies for tea...

and

Thanks for joining me...

28 comments:

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella,
LOVE your sweet violet tea things! Sooo pretty!

Lara said...

So beautiful! Your violets look great! I love the little bundle of them! I just recently did a post/photos of violets. :)
Love your sweet tea pieces- what a treasure!
Hugs,
Lara

Pamela Gordon said...

What pretty dishes! And of course, the violets are sweet too. They are the provincial flower of New Brunswick, where I live. We too, are getting a lot of rain - 4 days of it! Have a wonderful week. Pamela

NanaDiana said...

Bella- Sweet violets are my favorite small flower. I absolutely love them. Do you get May flowers there -which are exactly like violets except all pastel colors? They usually grow in wooded areas. I love those too. Beautiful- xxoo Diana

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: This is just beautiful. I love the violets. What a wonderful post. Thank you so much for sharing these treasures. Blessings, Martha

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Glad we didn't miss them! SO sweet. Your pretty English china cup makes me want to go on the hunt! I don't have nearly enough! xx

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

So, so pretty! I just love woodland violets!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bella, your post is beautiful! Lovely photos, and your tattered violets would make for the writing of a sweet poem. Thank you for sharing your darling violet teapot and teacup; so sweet both of them! And thanks for joining me for tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
The teacup and pot you found are really sweet. The violets look just fine and you've dressed them up to look their best with some white ribbon.
Judith

Farah Muzaffar said...

Very lovely Bella... how beautiful your lilac are and as the china... very romantic touch

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Love
Farah

Maggie said...

Hi Bella,
Such pretty spring violets I'm so glad that you brought them in out of the rain.
Your English china is delightful, what a romantic vignette they make together.
Maggie

Donna Heber said...

Hi Bella,

Your sweet violet china is so beautiful, especially paired with those dainty violas. So precious and elegant.

Sherri said...

Bella, just gorgeous violet tea things! I have a Lefton china teapot, sugar and creamer and I just love them! Violets are such beautiful spring flowers-you really always hate to see them go!

Johanna said...

Hello Bella,
you catched the tenderness and beauty of violets so perfect with your pretty photos. This tea set is so unbelievable sweet and you made a perfect tea setting with it. Thank you for sharing this delightful photos.
Best greetings, Johanna

Miss Gracie's House said...

*sweetness of spring*...yes, they are...violets are such a welcome sight..I love it when they grow in the grass!
Rene

Bookie said...

Such delicate shades of violet and lavendar...I think a slice of lavendar cake or a cookie laced with lavendar would go well with this set.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

such beautiful photos! and love love love your china! soooo beautiful!

Linda said...

Such a sweet set and I think your violets are wonderful. We have your drizzle here now...non stop drizzle since Saturday, but not enough to really get things soaked.

Home and Lifestyle said...

Wonderful photos, I love the flowers!

Warm regards, Ingrid

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

Lovely AND edible too! Contrary to Olga's flowers that are poisonous and its berries even very toxic. Indeed, looks can be deceiving at times.
Your china goes perfect with the violets. It is funny for me to see the violets again as we we had them in mid March when I did my blog on March 17 about them.

Lots of love,

Mariette

Olga said...

Such sweet tea pieces. That tiny bouquet of violets is so lovely. I love your photos.
We have rain too! It's been raining for couple days. It's so unusual to have rain in mid-May in CA. But I must say I like it. And so does my garden.

Charlotte said...

I am partial to purple...my favorite color! Very lovely!

Terri said...

Beautiful finds! Violet cups are so special, and the one you have is really pretty. The tea pot is the sweetest little thing! Thank you so much for sharing with us.
Hugs,
Terri

flowersandhome said...

I absolutely love those little violets, lovetheir colour too.
What a beautiful teapot and cup and saucer/plate!!!!!! So beautiful with the violets on it and so very elegant.
Great pictures!!!
Bye,
Marian

Dawn said...

The blog is looking different Bella. Love your sweet post. My roses are leafing now, the dog has stopped picking them out of the ground. I hope for some stunning roses this year so exciting. Love the delicate flowers and the missed match (although very good match)tea pot and tea cup so delicate and lady like.

Love Dawn xx

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Bella!
Is there anything sweeter than wild violets! Your set showcases them perfectly and I'm in love!!
Thanks for sharing these cuties!!
Lynn

Cindy said...

What a beautiful post. I love the little violets. I used to pick them for my mom, and she'd always tell me to make sure to pick them so that the stems were long.

Cindy

Texas Tea Party said...

WOW! How can you say more for such a sweet table with the delicate violets. The photos with the violets tied with a tiny ribbon is my favorite. The teapot with a china violet finial is precious and also my favorite piece of china. I'm glad your violets survived the rain.