Thursday, October 8, 2009

Vintage Thingy Thursday - Violets

Howdy from my very purple world!! 
(Can you tell it's my fav color?)

Last week  racheld said... " What a lovely room---like sleeping inside a giant violet."

So amazing.  My  favorite flower is the violet!

This cup was Great Grandmother Eudra's (yes, the one with the big house.)

I used to wish for this little demitasse cup and saucer with its gorgeous plastic violets.  During one visit to the old house my Great Aunt Mildred gave them to me.

    Here's the bottom.  Anyone know those marks?  Homer Laughlin maybe?

Later I found this set at  the Liberty, NC Antique Festival.  It's a great festival and HUGE !

These marks are different yet very similar.

Also from Great - Grandparents house is this whiskey keg lid adorned with painted violets and little wooden painted flower cut-outs.   No one can remember where it came from.  We assume my artsy-craftsy Great Aunt Pearl painted it.

You can see our beautifully painted walls a  bit better here too.  

(New rechargable batteries in my camera make a world of difference, yes?!!)

The Whiskey label is  still on the backside.
Bill and I have a running joke that every time he was out of town on business and asked what I was doing I always replied "Re-arranging the furniture."  Sometimes I was, others times I was painting as in the bathroom here.  I painted the walls the lightest shade of violet and added this semi-art deco monogram.   (Bill loves Art Deco!)

 Bill never knows what will be next.  ;)

Now, If you haven't already - go to sweet Suzanne's blog Colorado Lady for more VTT!

(PS Thanks for all the nice wishes.  Bill is out and about with his resume' and a list of contacts!)


  1. Oh, how sweet these vintage violets are, I just love the little cup and saucer.

    Have a great weekend and a wonderful VTT!

  2. I have a cup and saucer very similar to the first set! Maybe it's exactly like it, but I'm too lazy to go downstairs and look! I love that keg lid, especially since it still has it's label on it. How neat!
    Happy VTT!

  3. The teacup is beautiful. (purple is also my fav color!)

  4. isn't it lovely when you get something you really LOVE..i love violets too!

  5. So pretty. My sister has a love for violets. She will even pick them in the spring to make her special jelly. Too much work for me!
    (Oh, I painted my little 25 cent bird.)
    Living it up at Lakewood,

  6. Ooo, the little cup and saucer are just beautiful and I love the violets. Such a gorgeous color..

  7. The cups and saucers are very pretty.

  8. Oh my goodness - - - I LOVE those violet demitasse cups and saucers.

  9. These are great! I love that you put matching flowers in the lilac cup!

  10. Lovely little violet demitasse sets with their little purple nosegays!

  11. Beautiful violets.
    Don't recognize the numbers on the one piece.
    I only know of Homer Laughlin pieces having his name on them.
    But not really familiar with anything else.

    Thanks for coming by.
    Have a super weekend.
    barbara jean

  12. So pretty! Violets are one of my favorites also. It's even better because your great grandma used it.

  13. My Mom gave me a porcelain Easter egg one year when I was a teenager that is covered in violets, so sweet... it's still here on my bookcase. Thank you for the sweet comments and for joining in on the give-away! I'm looking forward to getting to know you...I just love your signature photo, so cute!

  14. I have a beautiful violet loving cup from
    a dear neighbor lady. Your cups are so pretty.

  15. how sweet, i love when we get things passed down, it makes them so special!

  16. Becky I am late telling you I received the pattern copies. Thank you! Lovely cups and things. :) Ruby


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