Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Shelley Violets Trio

 The most recent addition to my collection of teacup trios
is this pretty Shelley "Violets" Trio. 


 
There are 400 - 500 species of violets found around the world.
Some are annuals and some are perennials. 
My mother raised African Violets in flowerpots
in the window sills of the living room in our home.
This"Violets" trio brings back many memories of
my mother and "home."

Linking with:
Rose Chintz Cottage ~Tea Time Tuesday
Artful Affirmations ~ Tea Cup Tuesday
Antiques and Teacups ~ Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Bernideen's Tea Time Blog ~ Friends Sharing Tea
 


19 comments:

Rosemary said...

Love this pretty set and the memories in invokes!

Terri said...

Oh this is a sweet Shelley trio! I love violets on a tea cup. They always make tea more lovely.
I had no idea there were that many different versions of violets! I used to grow African violets too, many years ago. They cheered me up during the long northern winters.
Hugs,
Terri

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh Linda what a gorgeous trio set!

I had no idea whatsoever that there were so many kinds of violets.

I tried several times to grow African Violets but I honestly think we kept the house too cold for their liking - for the last ten years we kept a HUGE salt water aquarium and had to keep the house cool so it wouldn't overheat - plus my hubs is Italian and very warm blooded and well it's always cold.

I wear jeans, long sleeves, vest, slippers and even sometimes a hat and he would be wearing shorts a tee and walks around barefooted!

I think violet china is the prettiest - I adore the colour purple so much.

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Linda, That is such a lovely tea set. Would you believe that violets are one of my girl's favorite flowers and she named her second baby Isla Violet and I don't even own one violet tea cup? Also now the violets are out in the garden in full bloom. Right, I have to go shopping now...lol.

Snap said...

I love violets and I love trios! Such a sweet Shelley trio. I had no idea there were so many different violets. Learn something new everyday! Happy Tea Day!

Antiques And Teacups said...

LOVELY!! Of course you know I would love this lovely Shelley! Their violets is such a pretty and delicate pattern, and the Dainty shape is always wonderful! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Joy said...

Ooh, violets, my favorite! That's a lovely trio. And sweet memories.

Micupoftea~ said...

GORGEOUS trio! I especially like the shape of the cup- the scalloped or fluted edges. The violets look so delicate. Enjoy your week :)

Marilyn said...

It is totally gorgeous!
Enjoy! How lovely to have it
to bring back memories of violets
and your mom.

La Tea Dah said...

How beautiful --- and a Shelley! Very special!!!

I saw the first violets in bloom last week-end. They were pretty in someone's lawn. I wish it had been mine!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Linda
I really like the trio sets - I have one, but know there are lots at the Royal Doulton store. :-)
My african violets rarely bloom, but like you, my mother always had a pot of them flowering away.
Nice memories over tea.
Judith

Bernideen said...

So pretty - violets are truly loved by everyone! They might us so happy don't they!

Michelle said...

What a gorgeous trio set! Shelley is one of my favorites. I love the design of the violets. I had no idea there were so many violets in the world. Happy Spring! ~Michelle

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Linda,
Oh yes, anything Shelley is an absolute treasure. Great for you to have this and I know you appreciate it.
I also did not know there were that many violets.
My mother's best friend is named Violet. My mother was Ceil and at the end of every letter or card, Violet would draw a violet and at the end of my mother's, she would draw a little seal with a ball on his nose.
Enjoy your treasures, Ruthie

Karen's Place said...

Love yours violet trio and the memories it brings you. Like others I had no idea there were so many varieties of these sweet little flowers that Welcome Spring.

Gwen said...

The violet lover that I am I had no idea there were so many different varieties. Your trio is absolutely gorgeous!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Linda, your violets trio is just beautiful; love it! You cannot go wrong with Shelley. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea. By the way, I LOVE the tea set in your header! It is really sweet. Happy Spring!

Blessings,
Sandi

Betty Stapleton said...

can relate to your violets, my grandmother had a pile of violets. Have tried, but don't have her green thumb. Love your Shelley pieces, I did violets today too, we should have got together. God bless...

Betty Stapleton said...

can relate to your violets, my grandmother had a pile of violets. Have tried, but don't have her green thumb. Love your Shelley pieces, I did violets today too, we should have got together. God bless...

 

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