When I was a little girl growing up in Virginia, we always had some wild violets blooming in February. I would go out to my little round flowerbed and lift the leaves up and there underneath I would see the first signs that spring was coming.......violets.
Who doesn't love violets? Of course, we don't have violets out there under that Colorado snow right now. In fact, they bloom quite late here as we have the most snow in March and April and I have seen it in May and people have said over the years it has snowed in June.
I have recently realized that I have
more violet items than violet but really
if you do decided to collect either or
both, there is an abundance out there in
both vintage and antique.
I am not a purist as I mix things from
Austria, Japan and England when
the colors go together. Usually if
I purchase something new it tends to
Perhaps it is their contrast against the snow that makes them so lovely:
I imagine you have some memories of violets to share! Please sit here by the window and reminiscence.