Monday, March 19, 2012

"Wild Violets" Spring Party

Hello friends,

I am joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for her special spring tea party.  Please feel free to wear your spring frock and hat for an enjoyable and relaxing time with friends.

Spring is a favorite season for many, and it is certainly easy to understand why this is so.  The earth comes back to life and the green world begins to return.  First seedlings are carefully nestled in the garden.

As I hear the sound of birds chirping my mind turns to spring bulbs.  One of my favorite teacups is this "Wild Violets" pattern made in Staffordshire England by Sheltonian.

Today I have brought out the matching sugar and creamer.

Spring florals are sprinkled around the home, including this twig and bird nest arrangement.

The tea kettle is on and today I am enjoying a cup of Darjeeling tea.  The flavours of Darjeeling differ from season to season depending on the plucking period.  Darjeeling is located on the Northern part of West Bengal, India.  Did you know there are only 86 Tea Estates, which produce Darjeeling tea?   

A matching violet plate has some delicious mini pastries.  Do you have a favorite?   

The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of it's scent nor the daisy of its simple charm.  If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness."
~ Therese of Lisieux ~

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

Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Tea Party Tuesday @ Sweetology
Tuesday Cuppa Tea @ Antiques and Teacups
Friends Sharing Tea @ Bernideen's Tea Time Blog


Becky said...

Gee Donna, how many tea sets do you own :). This is a beautiful setting and love how those pastry's match.

Cynthia said...

Donna I love the tea set and how you set it up. Very pretty.

Diann said...

I am in love with this tea set! Purple is my favorite color and I am naturally drawn to it when i see it. Just beautiful!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a beautiful tea set...I'm just drawn to violets. The twig and bird nest arrangemnet is just gorgeous. It's such fun to see everyone's pretty things that they share.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The tea set is beautiful and the pastries look delicious. I love the twig ad bird nest arrangement.

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

What a lovely tea set! Love the arrangement too!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Donna,
LOVE, love your violet tea things! They are so pretty! Your bird nest arrangement is lovely too. Thanks for joining me for my Spring Tea and enjoy this first week of the season.


Vicki said...

Donna, your spring tea is absolutely delightful! I love everything about it, especially those sweet violet tea things. Your floral arrangement with the birds nest is just the right accent! Have a happy week, my friend! Vicki

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Donna,
what a wonderful post is this with sweet Violets. The tea set is adorable and the little mini pastries are to die for. Even the paper doily underneath is very special. Really an outstanding posting. I love the china, this would have been my choice, also.
Best greetings, Johanna

KarinsArtScrap said...

that is a great design donna and beautiful tea set.

greetings karin

Pamela Gordon said...

So pretty! I love the purple violets china pattern and the floral centerpiece is beautiful. Happy Spring! Blessings, Pamela

Zinnia said...

Spring is a wonderful time filled with hope. Wonderful service with very beautiful patterns with violets. Sweet pastries. I wish you a wonderful day! Zinnia

Beth said...

The mini pastries are stunning! Are they real? I adore your violet tea set and your centerpiece as well. I wish you a glorious day! Happy Spring!

MiamiKel said...

ooh so stunning and elegant!! what a gorgeous palette of color and beauty!

MiamiKel said...

ooh so stunning and elegant!! what a gorgeous palette of color and beauty!

Antiques And Teacups said...

I just love your violets china. So lovely! And perfect with the gorgeous spring centerpiece. Did you make it? I love the little birds nests! Darjeeling is my fav tea! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Connie B. said...

I agree totally. I love the flowers and the bird songs. I love the pictures on your blog. I am in Florida, but am missing the signs of spring in Maine.

Terri said...

Oh a beautiful spring tea! I adore your "wild violet" tea cup. the shape is the best, and those violets are so alive! Lucky you to have it and matching pieces as well!
Your desserts look delicious...wish I was there to join you!

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