Camera : Fuji FinePix 2800Zoom
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.
“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”