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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Violets ... Sweet Violets

Hello my dear friends,

after what seems like such a long time I ventured out with my daughter Ashleigh today to one of the antique stores I visit and I found something lovely! I actually had seen this beauty some time ago and then it was gone ~ sold I thought but today it was back and I wasn't going to let it get away again and now it is mine.

I am talking about a lovely vintage hat covered in vintage millnery flowers in the form of  velvet violets. Small ones and larger ones ... light ones and darker ones ... many, many voilets! Needless to say that after arriving home with it, it didn't take long for the scissors to came out and play, clipping threads here and there and freeing the lovely blooms from their bed of dark blue fabric.

To tell you the truth I haven't got any creation in mind just yet for these beautiful blossoms but I am sure if I look at them long and often enought something will grow in my mind to give them a new life!

Such beauty!

All together I 'picked' 75 vintage tattered voilets!

I am so excited to see what new creation will come to blossom from these violets! Please be sure to stop by Todolwen every now and again to see what I am up to, and to see what happens with this wonderful treasure I picked up today!

I hope you are well and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B. ~ Todolwen


  1. What a great find. I LUVE violets..just recently picked up another little cup and saucer with violets. I envy your new treasure trove of velvet ones. I look forward to what you create with them...I'm sure it will be a stunner.

  2. What a wonderful find, I love violets especially in millenary as my Mom's name was Violet so I'm always on the hunt to add to the album I'm making as a tribute to her. Hope to find some as lovely as yours one day. Hugs and happy hunting. Marilou

  3. Wow, I am jealous. What a great find!Think of all the things you can do with these lovely little velvet flowers.Have fun with them and show us ,what you have made with them.


  4. Can I be just a tiny bit envious? They are so beautiful! I know you will make something really stunning with them eventually. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

  5. A great find like that will have you out looking for more! 75 violets...not sure what you paid for the hat but I am certain you go your money's worth.

  6. They all look beautiful! I love finds like that. I'm sure the projects will be grand!

  7. That is a dream of mine, to find a vintage violet hat.