Sunday, February 17, 2013

Tea and Violets

Violets and tea, my theme for tea time today. Violets are one of the first flowers to emerge come spring time. Although there are no violets in my yard yet this year, I have some images to share from past springs.

Violets aren't just the traditional violet/blue in color. Note this pretty bi-colored variety.

Have you ever seen a yellow violet? I have them in my yard and garden.
I have a confession to make: I transplanted these, as well as the purple and white ones, into my garden.

We see large numbers of white violets in our yard and the pasture behind us. I apologize for the focus, or lack thereof, in this photo.

Everyone is familiar with the common violet. Violets are pretty, although I've learned they can be quite aggressive in the yard and garden. I found that I really shouldn't have transplanted any into my space.

Violets are pretty on my teacups.

 I found this beautiful teacup at a local thrift store last fall. I was just waiting for the right moment to show it to you.

 The delicate colors are just beautiful. The backstamp is worn and unreadable.

 More violets! Notice the shape of the saucer too; quite unique.

 This is also a thrift find. The cup is extremely delicate. Notice it is translucent - you can see the design on the back of the cup, as you look inside the cup. The backstamp is "E526," and there is a gold sticker that says "EW Japan."

I've set up a tea at the kitchen table today. I'm using a thrifted "silver" tea service.

 I baked a coconut cake. Would you like a slice along with a cup of Numi organic chocolate puerh tea?

White on white - lovely to the eye.

I want to thank each and every one of you for coming by to share tea with me today. Thanks, too, to my followers both old and new; I appreciate each and every one of you!

Please leave me a comment so I'll know that you visited and I can visit you as well.

Linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea, A Return to Loveliness, Tea Time Tuesday, and Friends Sharing Tea


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