When I think of violets, I think of my Mother
She had violets in the garden
(as do I)
She had African violets on the windowsill
(as do I)
She had a violet tea set
(as do I -- it's hers!)
And I use it "sometimes"
While out and about in town Friday, I found
A violet cake plate
Which I thought would go well with Mother's violet tea set
Cups and saucers for tea
And a plate for a cookie or scone
To celebrate, I made my version of Nordstrom's Lemon Ricotta Cookies
(My version is orange!)
Though the cake plate goes well with Mother's cups, saucers and tea plates,
my new cake plate
While the cups, saucers and tea plates are
However, even though they have different "pedigrees"
I think they look smashing together
And with a plate to hold tea treats, I'm sure I'll use them more often.
There's just something about purple violets and lace, to bring a smile to your face!
This is so sweet.
Hi Martha, violets make the perfect sweet memory of a mother. So glad you have her beautiful violet china pieces.
That is really a perfect match! I love them together and what is sweeter than violets - well maybe your Cookies! Ha!
I love Violet's so much, your set is so lovely,! I need to start sharing more of my things,how I love it when you find a piece that looks pretty with your China,! So happy for you your Mother had this lovely set,which makes it more special!
I was just reading that you write columns for two newspapers. That is one of your accomplishments that I am just learning about. If you wrote for our paper, I would subscribe to it.
As Americans move more to cold-fired pottery, plastic dishes and paper plates, I am so happy to see you promoting and sharing these high-quality, hand-painted china and porcelain dishes. Never again will we see this type of manufacturing and art in dishware made anywhere in the world. It is a treasure to cherish while using.
So pretty. You're good at growing and collecting violets.
I love them! Violets are so old fashioned and charming!
Violets and Lace - it sounds like a great book title!
Love the mixture of violets. The Haviland cups are similar to my violet cups.
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