Thursday, May 10, 2012

Violets on my Mind

Last month my husband and I went looking for a shed for our backyard. While he was looking, I found a patch of violets. I picked a bunch and brought them home. They are such a delicate flower.  Since then, I have been thinking violets. I don't have much purple but I managed to do a nice teascape. I never thought to use violet/purple table linens before I started doing Tablescapes! I guess I'm growing..........

This is my little spot by the windows........where I "rest". The napkin is a handkerchief that I have collected over the years. The luncheon plate and cup are a set . On the back it says "Registered USA , Celebrate, Made in Japan" within a life preserver symbol. The other saucer is Aynsley.

Last weekend I found this adorable dessert compote at a garage sale. I just think its so pretty with the green and violet. I have four that will be sold in my shop.

The seashells are just part of my decorations for summer. I picked them up whenever I go to the beach. I have a ton of them. I have them all over the house!

This is the whole picture of what I see when sitting in my chair.
I hope you have enjoyed my simple teascape. I would love for you to come for tea one afternoon. Soooooo.....if you are ever in Belleville, IL get in touch with me! I would love to meet you!

Thank you for stopping by. Please leave a message, I'd love to hear from you!

I am joining Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

Blessings My Friend,

"When I am afraid, I will trust in you.
 In God I trust; I will not be afraid.
What can mortal man do to me"?  Psalm 56:4


  1. I'd so enjoy a cup of tea with you, Elaine, and your spot is very lovely. Takes the stress off while sitting there, I am sure! Happy Mother's Day! xo

  2. What a pretty spot to sit and rest, Elaine! I love anything with violets, too. What a great find those little stemmed dishes were! I hope you're settling into your new house!

  3. I love your little violets- so happy to look at! The white scalloped plates are so pretty with the violet plates. Susan at Romancing the Home

  4. Serene and beautiful....I love the amethyst and green compote. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  5. Your violet are so sweet~ what a wonderful spot to take tea! Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day :)

  6. Elaine, your beautiful setting is so pretty. I love violets so much and the dishes are soo lovely. sorry wasn't here earlier,, had some internet issues. have a wonderful weekend, xo marlis