Friday, April 16, 2010

Violets



The first sweet violets of spring have appeared...
This little paper soap box came from the Marche aux Puces de Saint Quen-Porte de Clignancourt in Paris.... I bought it when we were there eleven years ago...







My Nana had lovely hankies like this one...
...I find these irresistible at the flea market!













Violets...sweet little gifts of spring!

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36 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

You really showcased these beautiful violets, Laura! One of my favorites also. Just lovely!

xoxo
Jane

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

I love violets too! I just wish I could find out where I could get the scented ones for my garden! Till then, I will settle for chowards Violet Candies!

GardenofDaisies said...

I love violets! Earlier today I posted a picture of the wild ones growing in my yard! I love the picture of the violets in the glass vase with the cotton lace tied around it. So simple and so pretty!

afistfullofweeds* said...

Such a lovely shade of purple!!

Debby said...

What a beautiful post, so many gorgeous goodies.
debby

Gypsy Purple said...

I totally love violets...love purple!!

Anna said...

Completamente perfetto1!
Felice w-end, Anna.

pam q said...

Awesome little soap box!!!

I finally saw some daffodils blooming here today, so maybe we will get a spring yet.....

jade said...

Oh, i looooove violets.....yesterday i made violet sugar - it tastes sooo delicious!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend, dear Laura, Hugs Jade

carpe diem said...

preciosa caja...i preciosas violetas!
feliz weekend!
un abrazo, Olga

Jeannette said...

What a sweet collection of pictures. That soap box est merveilleux!
Have a great weekend!
Big hug, Jeannette

Theresa said...

Oh how gorgeous! I LOVE hankies:) Have a blessed day my friend!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Laura

Thank you for your lovely comments.

How I love violets, they instantly remind me of my Belgian Grandmother. They evoke wonderful memories.

Beautiful photos.

Have a lovely weekend
Warm wishes
Isabelle x

A Cottage Muse said...

Beautiful photos to start my day ~ thank you!!

Rosabella said...

oh, so beautiful, I love it so much ♥

manon 21 said...

la couronne sur la boite me fait de l'œil!!!

amitiés

MAnon

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

My Grandma always had a hankie up her dress sleeve! I have a collection of them. Love the vintage soap box and your violets are so sweet. Mine will be blooming soon...things bloom later here in Mn!
Deb :)

cheryl kuhn said...

Purple is my second fav color and I so love seeing it in all the flowers around my yard too. Violets are just so sweet and dainty. I hope you have a fantastical weekend!

BB said...

I love violets too. I'm heading out now to pick some from my yard; your photos inspired me!

Deb said...

Violets have to be the prettiest and daintiest flower. I have some of my grandmother's china that have violets on them and really treasure them.

Deb said...

I love the wild violets sprinkled throughout the lawn ~ I pick a few and use an egg cup as a vase :-) Your violet pictures are so pretty.

Sandi said...

Beautiful photos! I love violets in the spring time.
Blessings~

Anonymous said...

I just meandered out into the woods around our cabin this week and picked a bouquet of purple violets. I also found some pristine white ones, yellow ones and a very pale lavender variety. We are so blessed to have these in abundance in our woods. They are also bittersweet reminders of my precious Mother who had oodles of them in her yard and would always have me a fresh little bouquet of them picked for me when I went over to her house.

north pal said...

violets are special! do you know how to take some petals off a violet and expose a lady sitting and soaking her feet in a bowl? i love showing kids this. Bestest,Denise i wish i could recall who told that to me as a child.

Windlost said...

Gorgeous - I have always adored violets! They grew near my parents house and your post brought back memories of picking tiny bouquets for my mother as a child! Lovely...xo Terri

It's me said...

Hello Laura.................happy weekend !!! nice post of the violets !!! hugs from Ria.bye!

Anonymous said...

from what blog to me flavour much and wonderful charles

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

The violets are so sweet!

The Brocantess said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty Ms Laura! Hopefully I will get back from France in time for our sale :)

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Laura,
The soap box is so pretty, the details on vintage packaging is so detailed. The images of the violets are so well done, what is your secret?
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday!
Mimi

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

I love violets! Thanks for sharing them - they're so pretty!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

Bee-You-Tee-Full! This post brings such sweet memories of being a little girl. My mama loved violets and had so many little pots of these delightful little flowers in different spots all over our house! Thanks....

Chatelaine said...

Violets are such pretty and cheery flowers. I love their deep purple color. Don't you love that business of bliss book?

noémie said...

trop belles ces violettes !bisous

Annemary said...

jolie boîte ,jolies fleurs beau mouchoir !!!!!bisous

Linda said...

Beautiful violets- so charming!