Purple~Violets, Iris and Pansy Tea

Hi everyone!

I showed you the wonderful surprise box of teacups I got from my friend Heidi. Well, today I am featuring the sweet violet teacup. Y’all know that purple is my favorite color so, this teacup brings a smile to my face!

Here is our tea for today.

purple tea 001I love this creamy white teapot. Troy got it for me for Christmas a couple of years ago. It gets used a lot by me for my nightly tea.

purple tea 002I bought this little bell jar with irises in Toronto years ago when my mom and I took a train to Toronto and had a long weekend to see Phantom of the Opera.  Of course, we also shopped and ate……a lot! It was a wonderful trip and we have some great memories!

purple tea 003purple tea 004I am using my miniature violet teacup. I have the saucer and matching teapot. The creamer is not from the set. I found it at a yard sale this past summer. But, they match wonderfully.

 purple tea 005 purple tea 006 How about a little pie with your tea today?

purple tea 007 I am using a pretty purple pansy hankie over my tray.

purple tea 008And now, for my beautiful teacup (thanks again Heidi!).

purple tea 009  purple tea 010 purple tea 011 purple tea 012 Isn’t it just lovely! I really love this teacup.

I used one of my Johnson Bros. ironstone saucers with a pretty purple felt coaster.

purple tea 013I was excited to get some seeds we ordered . I ordered several edible flower seed packs and a couple flowers to plant a small moonlight garden. Oh, I can’t wait until Spring!!

purple tea 016purple tea 017purple tea 014purple tea 015purple tea 018I hope you enjoyed stopping by for tea and pie with me today. Enjoy the rest of your day!


I am joining:

Tea For Two

Tea Time Tuesday with Lady Katherine

Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha

Tea Cup Tuesday with Terri

Tea Time Tuesday with Sandi

Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday

Return to Loveliness


  1. The color purple makes my heart quicken. I love these cups! I wish I could grow violets, they are so testy. I bought some purple daylilies, that should suffice!

  2. Your violet teacup is beautiful!! How great it was that you found a nice creamer to match the set.

  3. Your purple teacup is lovely. You have set such an inviting table.


  4. Those are beautiful Tea Pot,love it, tnx for your lovely comment on my post ...

  5. Beautiful shades of purple, Diann.

  6. What a pretty tea! I love both of your pretty violet cups. I see some pretty silverware peeking out too, Diane. Nicely done.
    Blessings, Beth

  7. This is so so pretty, a pleasure to look at.

    Lisa x

  8. soooo pretty! Glad you are enjoying the tea cups!

  9. Super sweet china (especially the mini) & I love how they are all mix-matched - even more fun! Thanks for stopping by this week! -diane

  10. So very lovely!! Purple is my fav color as well :) Have a wonderful evening!

  11. Hello Diann,
    you own a nice collection of different china and made a beautiful vignette with it. Heidi's tea cup is very charming and you combined lovely things with it, too. And the pie! Looks like Key Lime Pie? Would love to eat one of that. As a gardener I understand your exitement about new seeds. We have several edible flowers in the garden but I always refused. I cannot bite on it. I am curious what you feel when you see it on your plate. LOL
    Wish you a successful agrden year.
    Greetings, Johanna

  12. Hello there Diann,

    Such a delightfully fabulous, prettiest of teaparty tablescape vignette!..,Wow! ~ Thanks for sharing this utterly lovely, visual, 'breath of fresh air' with us!

    Thanks also for joining us once again for TTTT and also for my 72nd, 'Tuesday Tea For Two'..,

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  13. ahhh such beautiful setting! love the purple colour dishes! it matches well even though the flowers are different! just lovely! thanks for sharing! have a great week!

  14. I find myself being drawn to the color purple lately, too. I'm itching to paint a single wall plum, or buy lilacs towels, or find a watercolor painting with wonderful purples in it.
    Lovely setting! And the pie looks absolutely delicious!

  15. Your purple tea cup is just beautiful! This is such a gorgeous tablescape.

  16. It is so sweet to take time out to just enjoy a quiet moment.. Your photos are just lovely.

  17. Diann this is truly lovely - yellow and purple seem to be the major colors of spring - this set captures it perfectly - sweetly Delightful! Gorgeous seed catalog - would love to look through that!
    Thank you for joining A Return to Loveliness - you've made it all the more special,

  18. Hi Diann,
    Your teascape is a delight, everything is so pretty.
    How kind of your friend to send a box of teacups.
    The lemon meringue pie looks so yummy, mind if I steal a bite?

  19. This is gorgeous! I love all of your china with the violets! Very nice Diann.:)

  20. The violets are gorgeous! Wonderful post!

  21. everything is beautiful in purple! such a pretty, dainty decorated teacup. lucky girl!

  22. Hello, Diann,

    My sister's favorite color has always been purple, even as a child. And I am growing more attracted to it as the years go by. I love your violet teacup - how precious - and you really hit the jackpot with the perfectly matching creamer!

    I love the hankie...everything looks so pretty.
    O, thank you, yes, I do believe I will have that yummy-licious piece of pie.

    Have a happy day with a cherry on top,

  23. Hi Diann, you have set such a gorgeous tea! I think your purples are very pretty. All your tea items are beautiful and your new cup from your friend is totally sweet. And yes, I would love a piece of your pie, it looks totally delicious!

  24. Absolutely gorgeous teacup...and I LOVE the little coaster!

  25. What a sweet little teacup and I love all the purple pretties you have added to your tray. Lovely as always Diann!

  26. Hello Diann,

    What a lovely tea setting you put together. I totally enjoyed stopping by for tea and pie with you today.

    ~ Tracy

  27. Diann, I absolutely love your tea set! I am starting a tea cup collection of my own. Those shades of purple are gorgeous! I am with you on enjoying a cup of nightly tea

  28. Hi Diann,
    I'm sorry I'm so late visiting but I've been ill with the flu all week.
    Your teacup is just lovely and the violets are so sweet! This post is so very Spring-like. Your pie looks good too! I love your teapot most of all! What a charming vessel to hold your tea in! I'm wondering if it is a Skye McGhie. It looks like it could be. Your hubby sure knows how to pick them! Thanks for coming by and having tea with me. Enjoy the rest of your week.


  29. Hi: You and I would have so much fun together. We both love a bargain. I love the violet table today. I have never seen felt coasters. They are beautiful. Thank you so much for joining the party this week. Blessings, Martha

  30. I love your new violet tea cups. I have a few but not antique but pretty


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