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Friday, April 6, 2012

{Blogger Friend Dana Created These Lovely Ribbon Violets!}

Last year did yield quite an amount of wood violets but this year I only found 3... But look who came to the rescue? Very talented blogger friend Dana from Lambs and Ivy Designs, made me some perfect ribbon violets. Look here also on Pinterest: Lambs and Ivy Designs Ribbonwork
Dana made these perfect violets and I placed them in a heart shape. At the top I put the only three real violets that we had... 
The handmade violets together with the 3 real ones on a bed of moss in our garden...
THANKS A LOT DANA!  They are so perfect.
Here are my wood violets from last year, together with a lovely silver napkin/card holder from Giovanni Raspini, Italy. These lovely angels, cherubs are available at Spectrenoir.
A lovely mini-bouquet of violets tied together with an ombré silk ribbon...
They do match my cup and saucers from Royal Albert Provincial Flowers with the Purple Violet pattern.  
Available at Replacements Ltd. ←click it.
The demitasse spoons are Violet by Wallace (Sterling 1904) and also available at Replacements Ltd. Replacements Ltd. ←click it.
It is great for at least having those photos from last year's yield!
This pierced bon-bon spoon is also from Wallace in the Violet pattern.


  1. Dear Mariette,

    I adore violets and love all your beautiful photos and treasures.
    The fragrance of a little posy of violets, nothing could be sweeter.
    Love your new profile photo, of you in the pretty pink, you look beautiful.

    Happy Easter, dear friend

  2. Dearest Mariette!
    How lovely is this heart :O)))
    And your pictures are wonderful als always!

    Wishing you a wonderful Easter-Weekend!

    Love and hugs

  3. Adorabile il cuore della tua amica!Cara Mariette Buona Pasqua a te e Peter.Baci,Rosetta

  4. Liebe Mariette,

    einen guten Karfreitag wünscht dir


  5. Oh Mariette, das ist ein fantastischer Post. Mit herrlichen Veilchen, echt oder aus Seide, und herrlichem Porzellan und Silber. Ein echter Augenschmaus. Lieben Dank.
    Schöne Grüße

  6. Vrolijke Pasen mooie foto's heb je weer,groetjes irena

  7. Lieve Mariëtte, Prachtige foto's. Ik geniet hier erg van. Fijne Paasdagen, lieve groet

  8. Dear Mariette,

    Thank you for coming by to enter. I agree Gail over at Obee Designs is so very talented. We are fortunate enough to have her as one of Belle Inspiration's wonderful advertisors.

    Hope all is well with you. How is your beautiful boutique coming? You are another talented lady with a marvelous eye for elegant things.
    Bonne chance mon amie, and very Happy Easter to you too.

  9. Dearest Mariette,

    Your photo colors make me very happy today for there are predictions for snow once again for us this weekend and I am very tired of white. :(

    Wishing you a beautiful weekend!
    xo Catherine

  10. A Very Blessed Easter to You & Yours!!

  11. Wat een mooie post zeg !! prachtig...liefs fijne dagen....xxx..

  12. What lovely handmade violets! Your friend Dana sure is talented. And the way you arrange them with real ones in heart shape is so lovely!

  13. Gorgeous pictures Mariette! I love violets, like you do!And a very happy Easter XXXXXXXX Bea

  14. Mooie foto's Mariette! Ik wens jou en Pieter fijne Paasdagen toe.

    Liefs, Madelief x

  15. Liebe Mariette, auf den ersten Blick erschienen alle echt zu sein..bezaubernde Veilchen und erst ihr Duft...
    Ich wünsche dir und deiner Familie ein frohes Osterfest..
    GGLG Astrid

  16. Hi Dearest Mariette,
    What a beautiful post and the violets made by Dana are so pretty included with your 3 real violets. How precious each and every picture you share. I love your new profile pic. You are so beautiful my friend.
    Wishing you and yours a very blessed Easter.
    With Love from Texas, Celestina Marie

  17. Hi Mariette, Thanks for stopping by my shop and blog via the sweet Mimi at Belle Inspiration. It is a pleasure to meet you. I wish you good luck on the giveaway. I hope to catch up with you again soon. Warmest wishes to you and your family for a wonderful holiday weekend! xoxo, Gail

  18. Dearest Mariette,
    Thank you so much for the beautiful post about the violets!!! How sweet of you to mention me!! They do blend well with the real violets, I am so glad!

    I had missed your post..my mother had a mini stroke(she is doing better now) I have not been blogging or reading as of late, so thank you for letting me know!
    Bless you friend and thank you!!


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