Monday, July 11, 2011

"Wild Violets" Sheltonian

It’s time once again for Tea Time Tuesday.  Today I would like to share with you one of my favorite teacups and fresh flowers from the garden.

This pretty pattern is called “Wild Violets”.  Isn’t it just gorgeous?  The delicate clusters of purple violets gives this cup a spring feel.  This set was made in Staffordshire England by Sheltonian.  I love the comfortable loop handle of this English bone china and the 24K gold trim.

A look at the pretty saucer.

I have picked some fresh double-flowered stocks (Matthiola incana) and baby’s breath. Their scent pervades an entire room.

“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” ~ Gerard De Nerval

So please join me today for a soothing cup of Chamomile tea.  This golden herb is a favorite to relieve anxiety and will bring a smile to your face with its fragrant blossoms and sweet flavor.  This herbal infusion is delicious served with honey.  May I pour you a cup?

This white handkerchief with a rolled edge has a beautiful embroidered lavender flower in the corner.

The antique silver mercury glass votive holder has a great vintage feel with its soft scalloped edges.

Thank you for stopping to visit.  I always enjoy having tea with you!  I am linking with the following wonderful ladies:

Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations
Tuesday Tea for Two @ The Plumed Pen
Bloomin' Tuesday @ Ms.Green Thumb Jean
Cottage Flora Thursday @ Fishtail Cottage

Resources:
Teacup & Saucer:  Sheltonian “Wild Violets”
Handkerchief:  Embroidered Lavender
Flowers:  Stocks & Baby’s Breath from the garden
Antique Silver Votive Holder:  Creative Co-op and sold at Elizabeth’s Embellishments

40 comments:

Snap said...

I love purple so I love this post! The cup and saucer are lovely with their wild violets. The handkerchief and the tea light ... perfect! Happy Tea Day!

KarinsArtScrap said...

you have decoreted you table perfectly donna.
love the purple theme.
have a nice cup off tea.

greetings karin

Sunray Gardening said...

Looks lovely and I love the designs. The flowers are of course beautiful!
Cher Sunray Gardens

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Donna
I just love this teacup, so pretty, as are your flowers from the garden.
The handkerchief with the lavender is very nice but then anything with lavender is.
Judith

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Donna, your tea cup is so, so pretty! I love violets and the shape of this teacup is just lovely! Lovely blooms and hankie too! Very pretty post! Thank you for sharing this with Tea Time and have a delightful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Johanna said...

Hi Donna,
yes, I agree, this is one of the prettiest cups I ever saw with violets. Very very nice. And you decorated all so lovely, too.
Thank you for having me for tea.
Best greetings, Johanna

xinex said...

What a beautiful tea cup set, Donna. Love the violet color and the pattern....Christine

A Vintage Green said...

So beautiful. Violets. The teacup is a treasure.
- Joy

Chris said...

Love the purple tea cups! Very pretty!

Becky said...

Gorgeous setting, and gorgeous colors.

Zoey said...

That who "cupscape" is adorable. I really love the lavender on the white handkerchief and the flowers blend perfectly. What a lovely spot to enjoy a cup of tea.

Darla said...

this tablescape if very inviting and relaxing looking.

Racquel said...

What a charming teacup and I love the Stock, it's one of my favorite annuals with it's spicy fragrance. :)

Princesa Nadie said...

Meeting you has been a pleasure,you have a lovely blog and your tea cup today is really gorgeus
I´m delighted visiting you
Love

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

This is such a pretty post! The pics are so pretty and the colors are so vivid!!
Beautiful!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Belle said...

It always make me happy to visit your site Donna. This is so simple, but yet so elegant and pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

Your tea cup is gorgeous, Donna! The stock is so pretty too. Beautiful setting for a cup of tea.
Beth

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

The tea cup and saucer set is so sweet with those violets. Such pretty photos!

Rizzi said...

OH, HOW LOVELY YOUR CUP AND SAUCER IS, MY FAVORITE FLOWER IS THE VIOLET. YOUR FLOWERS FROM THE GARDEN ARE VERY PRETTY. LOVELY POST. RIZZI

Rosemary said...

Donna Loved the vignette. Stocks have such a gorgeous scent. Liked the idea of using the tea cups I have as a bouquet holder...will be doing that for sure.

Dana said...

Oh wow Donna!! I feel like I've just relaxed and had a lovely cup of tea with you! Stock is one of my favorite flowers too. Their scent is truly amazing!
Hugs~
Dana

Jean said...

The violet china is amazing! The stock looks so well with it. Jean

Jeanne said...

I love purple, in every shade! Love your garden - am in awe of you as a gardener and crafter. Thanks for sharing.

Suz said...

Donna,
That is a beautiful tea cup and your photographs are lovely. I am new to all of this and have been thoroughly enjoying it. If you have time, I would love to have you come and visit...

http://katsuijewelry.blogspot.com

Fondly,
Suz

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I love those violets! Nice photos!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

It's all beautiful. Your violet teacup is gorgeous and I really like the delicate handkerchief with lavender embroidery. You have a beautiful blog.

Willow said...

I love purple and your violet teacup is so beautiful. It would be a joy to sit down and drink from it.

Noor Nahdi said...

Donna's Designs always rocks!!! Big thanks for your sweet comments :)

Crafty Gardener said...

That is such a pretty teacup and the embroidery on the handkerchief matches perfectly.

mississippi artist said...

Lovely tablescape. Your purple stocks are georgeous!

Kathy said...

This is truly beautiful! I love finding wild violets in m garden - it is a marvelous thing when something so beautiful is made to reflect the beauty around us!
Hope you have a wonderful day,
Kathy

Diann said...

What a gorgeous tea setting! You know how I love my purple so, this tea just makes my heart sing! Everything is just so pretty Donna!

Janet said...

Hi Donna, what a beautiful tea cup and saucer. Love it!!!

Jacque Ferreira said...

Beautiful! Violets are the flower that remind me fondly of my Grandmother.

Carrie Sampsel said...

Perfect like always!! I love the embroidered handkerchief and the votive holder. The tea cup is absoloutly beautiful. I always enjoy looking at these.

Polished Moxie said...

I can see why the teacup is one of your favorites. I have a lot of wild violets that spring up along the woodlands and under our cedar trees. They are very delicate and beautiful. Love the napkin.

Nancy Norton said...

Thanks for stopping by The Weathered Pane! That was so nice of you! Yes, what a beautiful tea cup this violet one is, and a simply wonder tea party you gave! Thanks for sharing all your lovelies. Nancy

gale said...

So beautiful. My 15 yo would love this--purple is her favorite color.

Violetas Rendadas said...

Lindas e amáveis violetas.
Parabéns!

Alex Moore said...


I just love this teacup, so pretty, as are your flowers from the garden.
The handkerchief with the lavender is very nice but then anything with lavender is.
Judith
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