Wednesday, April 7, 2010

It's April, so it must be violets!

Toulouse is famous for its violets. They grow all around the area... ... and are crystalised as a delicious cake decoration!
So surely, when Niki's calendar is full of violets this month, I can find some to make a little vignette?
Oops, I think we ate all of them, except for this:
It does make a very pretty backdrop for a spring bird's nest from Ele, though.
So April's display is simple, but effective, I think!
Thanks so much for your kind comments below.

18 comments:

Sherri B. said...

Aprils' display is simply sweet. The vintage cloth looks to be in perfect condition, very pretty.

Kissed by an Angel said...

Love the cloth, it's so pretty!
xxxx

Elizabethd said...

I keep finding litle groups of violets in the garden, I think they have seeded themselves. Your cloth is so pretty.

Lorrie said...

Violets are so pretty, as is your April vignette.

Michela said...

What a great start to each month at your place!
The embroidery looks so delicate!

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

where do you find so many beautiful embroidered cloths? you have such a good collection, I am eagerly awaiting violets to appear in the woods - occasionally one appears in the garden, they make me think of fairies.

Rubyred said...

Vilets are so pretty and delicate! Love your beautiful cloth!
Rachel x

Serenata said...

Just perfect Floss!

BusyLizzie said...

Love Violets too..they have not yet appeared in my garden yet. Lizzie x
PS Please do not take offence at my latest post, you have a beautiful name!

Catherine said...

Very pretty! Cx

Jeannette said...

You always make such a sweet vignet.
I wonder how those violets taste, and the grains of mimosa. Must be a delicatesse.
And I agree with the others, your collection of tablecloth is a point of envy! ;)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty! Wild violets usually pop up in one of my flower beds, but they have not made their appearance yet this Spring.

BusyLizzie said...

Thanks for your comment Floss, glad you approve!

skippinginthemeadow said...

so lovely to see the violets. i had some gorgeous violets in a previous garden, but they did not transport well and i have none now:o( i think your decoration is gorgeous and it has given me an idea!! ;o)
am going to read about your simnel cake now, see you again on the post below.....

Maisey's Attic said...

Hi Floss I love the idea of a display - beautiful cloth, and a lovely decoration - xxx

Kelly said...

Oooh! lovely I just love the smell and taste of violets!

CraftyHelen said...

I do have violets to the extent that I have to puill them up - they are taking over my garden! So so pretty though.xx

Olga said...

I love the violet color, it is both calm and vibrant. It comes out beautifully on your photos. It also reminded me bout the violet candy you once sent me - yum and thanks!