Wednesday, February 22, 2017

THE VIOLETS ARE COMING for "Friends Sharing Tea"

One of the first flowers to appear in
the spring are little woodland violets!

Now that February is here, I couldn't 
wait to get out my violet cups and saucers
and since last year, I collected a few
new ones along the journey.

I sat up a little table in the kitchen.

I know I am so silly about these old
vintage doilies - yes I admit it!

This of course is a chocolate pot
 with the short stubby spout:

I think I counted 9 violet cups and saucers:

This one is unusual with roses also on it:

I hope you can join in my tea time blog
 party today - I did notice that today
 is my 150th "Friends Sharing Tea".
In the spring/summer this will
to "Tea In The Garden":


Curtains in My Tree said...

GORGEOUS ! just Gorgeous everything you have is Gorgeous

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Bernideen
Your violets are so sweet! I love the teapot! I must get mine out before the month is over. Your linens really are lovely! The table cloth is exquisite and the doily as well.
We are having a pretty sunny day which is so welcome after all the bad weather we have had. Thank you for hosting and Congratulations on your milestone!


Sandi Magle said...

I've seen pieces, but no matching anything. Had I bought all the pieces, I would have some sort of set by now. This is lovely---and I have always had an inherited passion for violets and pansies. Very pretty Bernideen, will have to find something to post for you, Sandi

Thelma said...

I love all you violet cups Bernideen. You have a nice collection. I have visited a lot of Thrift Shops this Winter to help pass this harsh Winter we've been having. I have more time in the Winter to do Tea setups. Once Summer comes, I'm more outside gardening and beachcombing and a lot of visitors. We still have a lot of snow on the ground. Thanks for hosting this lovely link up party. I usually visit all the great blogs. Have a great week.

Sylvia said...

Love all your tea cups, Bernideen! Can't wait till Spring!

Beth said...

Violets are really pretty. I used to have pale lavender, purple, purple/white, white and yellow ones in my yard and garden. However, I've discovered them to grow very aggressively in my yard and garden. I ended up digging out hundreds of them last year. Again they are pretty. But they are not welcome in my garden - in my house, on a teacup, sure!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

I've been wanting to add more tea cups to my cabinet and now have the idea to single it out to one color or one flower like you've shown here. great idea.

Daniela said...

What a gorgeous post, darling Bernideen, in the garden of your antiques violets are already in bloom !!!

Wishing you a most wonderful remiander of your week,
with so much gratitude,
sweet friend


Unknown said...

Just LOVELY!!! You inspired me to setup my teacart. I love all your special touches with beautiful doilies😙 Oh I fall in love with those teacups and teapots❤️

The Charm of Home said...

How beautiful is that first teapot Bernideen! I am ready to get in the garden with tea! It was 70 today here in Southern IL! Congrats on your 150th party! I haven't shared tea today but, I will continue to have tea this year on the blog. It will all come with a message from my Heavenly Father though. I haven't asked you yet but, do you object to the tea posts coming with a message from the scriptures? I also wanted to tell you that I am now ad free! I was really ready to make the break and it is much pleasanter to visit now.
Have a great week!

Margie said...

I'm smitten with all your beautiful violet teawares! Thank you for hosting and here's to another 150 tea parties!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

O MY!!
So pretty!! You have some beautiful pieces and linens too!! Stunning!!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Bernideen, I think I'm in violet heaven! What beautiful violet teacups and teapots you have, my friend. We are kindred souls, in that I have loved doilies my whole life. Your shelves look so beautifully displayed and your table...the cloth is just gorgeous. I'm going back for another peek.
Congratulations on your 150th party!! ❤️

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Bernideen! WOW! What a beautiful violet post! Did you paint your press back chairs lavender? They look amazing with the light pink armoire. All of your violet teacups and pots are amazing! I think my favorite is the teapot on the pedestal with the gilt around the spout (or whatever you call it).
The lavender table cloth is gorgeous! I can just see you lugging that parlor table up from your tearoom!
I'll be calling you soon about Saturday. xoxo

Marilyn Miller said...

I absolutely love your violets. I could easily be tempted to collect them. My grandfather's china, which is in my cupboard, has violets and daisies.

Joy said...

Oh, Bernideen, I love, love, love all your pretty violet china! Violets are one of my favorite flowers and I'm always on the lookout for china with violets. Thanks for sharing yours.

Maristela Guilherme said...

Porcelanas divinas.
Parabéns! Muito bom gosto.

Robin Cooper-Wood said...

Bernideen, this was a lovely blog! Loved all the violets and purple which is my favorite color. Your home is enchanting and so welcoming.thank you for sharing with us!

powerdcnauta said...

wonderful!!! thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

They are all just heavenly!

Anonymous said...

Pretty Violet tea things. I enjoy seeing doilies, too. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Karen said...

Oh Bernideen,
This is a gorgeous post! I love the violets on so many beautiful teacups. The teapots are wonderful too. I also have a collection of doilies. Your painted vintage chairs and table that you have set are so quaint today. Thank you for hosting. Can't wait for spring! Karen

Jean | said...

Bernideen, I love your violets and your doilies. Funny thing, young people think that's an "old lady" thing, but I loved my grandmother's doilies when I was very young! :D (I'm not linking up this week because I just posted roast beef to go with the Yorkshire pudding and, though I do love a dainty little roast beef tea sandwich, that's not what I have pictured!)

janice15 said...

Love love the violet teapot.. so pretty and thw two doiles are to die for... love them both.. I would love a teapot just like that... Happy Saturday...

Thelma said...

Hi Bernideen. I love your violet cups and saucers. My sister found one this morning that you don't have in your photo., It is Royal Kendal, Staffordshire England. She was happy to find it. Have a good week.