Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Things I Love Today: Violets

My african violet in the kitchen has finally bloomed again, I think I'm on pace for once every 2 years. It's lovely in a Chinese bonsai pot that I inherited from my grandmother. I wonder if violets will come back into style? They're sort of "granny" but look nice in a modern pot.

It would be fun to dress a table for a tea party or shower with potted violets. You could pair it with favors of french violet pastilles that have an anise seed tucked inside each candy.

PS: Bay area readers, especially around Sonoma: My friend has a fish tank and supplies for sale. It's the same style as the tank we keep our fancy goldfish in seen here.


Tracey said...

I love violets- even if they are kinda "granny". I am also a fan of primroses, and my grandmother always had those on her table in spring!

emme said...

Oh, how lovely!


love.boxes said...

wonderful.. I think they are classic. :)

Jenny said...

My violets bloom every feb/march. So pretty, it's worth the year waiting. They do scream "granny" but that's what I love about them. a classic.

Grichu said...

I bought some for my birthday party (a May birthday with rain, got brightened by african violets), so they're totally cute for that. They're surviving, which makes me happy :)