Thursday, 3 March 2011

violets for spring

Fifty pence worth of spring cheer.

I picked up this tiny bunch of violets at the market this morning. This tiny mug was the closest thing to hand to pop them in when I got home. The proportions are all wrong, but I like how they look. They may just stay there.

17 comments:

Miriam Weaver said...

The violets are beautiful and such a bargin! Great socks in the previous post too!

Frances said...

Oh, your lovely violets remind me of my mother's garden. There is no place that I know of in New York that would actually sell these beauties. (Below any commercial thoughts. Too delicate.)

xo

Pipany said...

I love violets Diana. Did you know that they don't drink water like other flowers once cut, so to keep them fresh you need to either turn them upside down to allow the heads to be immersed in water or pray them with a mister? There you go, a Pip's Tip for the day! Will email over the weekend my lovely xx

marigold jam said...

I love them just as they are in that siple white mug. I saw vilets growing on my walk yesterday and their perfume was wonderful.

sue said...

So lovely Diana, violets are such a delicate and special little flower, how lovely to be able to buy some. They remind me of walks in the country seeing them nestling in the hedgerows, truely a first sign of Spring!
Have a great weekend

Simone said...

I have never seen violets for sale. Hopefully, I will see some in my garden this spring. Violets make me think of the Victorian period. x

lovethosecupcakes said...

What a great find. I haven't seen bunches of violets round these parts since I was a kid (when we used to buy them to play bridesmaids!). Have a lovely weekend.

D @ Homemade & Happy said...

They're beautiful, Diana :-)
I always have to buy violets if I see them, and we've lots in the garden too.
Hope you have a lovely weekend - it's sunny here and I hope the rays are reaching Cornwall too,
D x

Louise said...

Only 50p, they are just so gorgeous. Haven't ever seen anything as pretty as this for sale in our local florists. I do have violets in my garden, but not such a deep colour or long stem. x

Petit Filoux said...

Very sweet!

Karen said...

They are the lovliest thing I have seen all day! Thankyou for posting them x

Liz said...

There seems to have been a lot of Cornish violets this year -how beautiful they are..

Susan said...

perfectly lovely xoles Gang

Poshyarns said...

Oh what cheer, a very wise buy.

The Curious Cat said...

Flowers always make me happy...they look rather cute! xxx

Cottage Garden said...

Beautiful in their simplicity Diana. No violets here as yet, I do look forward to their lovely fragrance.

Jeanne
x

silverpebble said...

Goodness, they hardly look real Diana! SO beautifulo. Wish I coulod smell them.