Violet Embroidery - Op Shop Finds

May 06, 2014

For years now the violets at my mum and dad's house have flowered at easter.  Thinking to myself I haven't noticed any flowering yet, I slipped out to our garden have a look and see.  
I'm so glad I did, there were two vibrant yet unassuming little faces there which I would have completely missed as I went about my day.  I actually sat down and spent a moment or two admiring their colour and intensity. It was a lovely few moments. The world stopped.

This little cloth embroidered with tiny violets was purchased from our local op-shop and I feel quite inspired to make a little something from it today.  Perhaps a tiny skirt for our little girl's doll, or a wee coin purse or a feature yoke on a wool coat?  

xx


Linking up with The Op Shop Showoff,  The Nifty ThriftyCoastal CharmMagpie Monday We Call it Junkin and Sirthiftalot.
These photos taken a while ago, not the same two fresh violets :)




7 comments:

  1. I love violets, so small and shy, yet such a lovely scent.

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  2. Pretty, Violets were always my Mum's favourite flower, the scent of some are so wonderful.

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  3. What a treasure you are stopping to really "look" like that : ) I adore violets. They are quite, quite magical. I have just discovered my first double violets are out. They are a pretty soft mid violet colour, with the most incredibly powerful fragrance. Congratulations, by the way, on your Pixie Coat front cover accolades...well done! So exciting.Hope you're having a lovely week. Much love Catherine x0x0x

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  4. Both are lovely, the handkerchief and the real flowers, too. Glad you were able to spot them both. Thanks so much for sharing this at History & Home this week, take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  5. Pretty! I dont know why but they always make me think of nana's with knowing smiles stitching in the sun...

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  6. it's lovely to see that dainty embroidery next to its little muses! a sweet little find.

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