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A vintage cup and saucer sporting some hand-painted violets from my collection of mis-matched crockery.

Vintage cups have a special feel about them – nothing equals a cup of tea reminiscent of Victorian times and is almost a zen-like experience.

As for the Violet, the sweet scent of this flower has proved popular throughout the generations particularly in the late Victorian period, and has consequently been used in the production of many cosmetic fragrances and perfumes.

Shakespeare wrote,
“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine”

I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
“There is a fine line between dreams and reality; it’s up to you to draw it.”

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Comments

  • Linda Lees
    Linda Leesover 1 year ago


    23 March 2013

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 1 year ago

    I like violets to Maree. My grandmother has cups similar and you take me back to a time when the simple joy of drinking tea was such a real pleasure. Lovely

  • glad to meet another violet-lover Donna! Thank you for your lovely comment, appreciate that!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Betts5 months ago


    Lovely capture

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