Wednesday

February, Month of Violets

I have almost let the month go by without posting about violets! The Flower of the Month for February is Violets. For those of you who haven't seen my violets collection I'm showing them again (since it was 2006 when I showed them before!) Above is my violets tea set, my Aunt Catherine gave it to me when I was a teenager, I guess it is considered an antique now! Ha!

I loved these matching tea cups, I call them "mommy and me!" (in my case, "grandmother and me!")

My violets centerpiece

Close-up of violets vignette

More violets tea cup sets

I've always thought the April tea cup above was a little strange with violets. I have another April tea cup that has different flowers on it.

Another February tea cup with violets.

Nut dishes with violets

I have loved violets from childhood. I remember picking wild violets growing under a tree in my mother's yard. I would take them inside and give them to her. She would act surprised and excited and thank me, then she would place them in a tiny vase and place them in a special place. I seldom ever see any live violets anymore, except for African violets. I sometimes buy an African violet plant and it grows for a time, but eventually dies. I can't seem to keep them alive.

"Look at us, said the violets blooming at her feet, all winter we slept in the seeming death, but at the right time God awakened us, and here we are to comfort you." -- Edward Payson Rod

(above quote copied from Gwen's Circle Journal, who found it on LaDonna's blog on Jan. 27, 2008! And I had it on my blog on March 30, 2006!! Great minds work together!)

I hope you have enjoyed my violets collection!

Katherine

23 comments:

Adrienne said...

Oh, I love sweet violets. You have such lovely things. Where and how to you store all of your tea things. I have such a small kitchen and need to do some type of storage in my garage. Safe storage. And clean storage. Any suggestions? ~Adrienne~

ceekay said...

Good afternoon Katherine. I love the violets. Of course I should, since that is February's flower. I have the same February tea cup. You do have a beautiful collection of tea cups. Have you ever counted them? Ceekay

Nora Lee said...

All of your "violet" pieces are so pretty. I especially love the violet cup and saucer. My mom's birthday is in April and I gave her this exact cup and saucer. It makes me want for Spring!
Sandra

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

You have such beautiful violet things! We best not let our friend Gwen see them! ;)
I used to pick wild violets and bring them to my mother too.
Thank you for sharing; I enjoyed the violets!

Mary Isabella said...

I love thes awesome looking Violets!!!!! Smiles to you my dear..Mary

Betty said...

I absolutely love violets. It is one of my very favorites, and all your things you have shown us today are just beautiful.

Hope said...

Hi Katherine,
I love all the violets. They are such happy flowers. I knew a lady who had a whole bedrom done in violets. It was gorgeous! My kids use to pick them for me too and I always thought it was so sweet! Love all your pretty things!

Hugs,
Hope

Kelli said...

Oh, I adore violets!! Your collection is wonderful, everything is so pretty and delicate!
Hugs,
Kelli

Linda said...

Hi Katherine, you have a lovely violet collection. All your pieces are so beautiful. I love sweet violets and think of them as an old fashion flower my grandma had them in her garden and I have a patch in mine. Hugs, Linda

Cathy said...

I love violets, and your collection is so pretty. The little nut dishes are adorable.

flyingstars said...

Simply beautiful pics & lovely words to end it...We really enjoyed your wonderful collection...have a nice time!

Penless Thoughts said...

Oh these are lovely. I have to ask, how many cabinets do you have to store all your lovely collections in? I am amazed.
Susan

Mississippi Songbird said...

You have such a beautiful blog layout. I've enjoyed reading it. Thank you for sharing. I used to collect pretty plates until I had small children.. Now they are getting older, I may start to collect again..Have a terrific day.

Carrie said...

Your collections are all so beautiful. The violet items are a delight. Thanks for sharing with such nice photos.

A Romantic Porch said...

Those are so beautiful and springy! I don't have anything with violets, thought I love them. Our lawn is full of them in the spring. I know they would be a nuisance to those who love a perfectly green lawn, and I do, but I enjoy the violets too! Yay! Spring will be here soon! xoRachel

Sandra said...

Just beautiful! I love the tea set you received from your aunt. What a keepsake!

I was thinking the same thing as Becca...Gwen would love your violet collection! :o)

I'm slowly collecting monthly teacups. So far I have August and December teacups. I keep my eyes open for them at thrift stores, yard sales and antique stores.

I always enjoy visiting your blog!

Mommy said...

Violets are very pretty! I remember my grandma always had one growing in her kitchen window.

Your collection is very nice. :)

Abounding Treasures said...

Your violet collection is gorgeous and I am partial to them because my birthday is in February :-)

Blessings,
Mrs M

Jennie said...

What a beautiful collection. Here in Wales, the violets grow wild along the hedgebanks in the springtime. The only china I have with violets on are two "gazunders" (potties!) - called "gazunders" because they used to "gazunder" the bed . . .

Alice said...

How beautiful, Katherine. I remember picking violets for my mother too. To this day, I always include jonny jump-ups in her Easter basket.

Lallee said...

Beautiful collection of violet you have there!

Jewelgirl said...

I saw the violets and I had to
tell you how lovely these I think the tea things are. I am glad you decided to show us all of these
I luv them!!!

Gwen said...

I am absolutely drooling over all these violet photos!!! Maybe we can make a deal for any yellow roses that I have???