In the early morning I like to walk about in my gardens and as I heading out the front door I noticed several shades of Spring violet flowers.
The flower box outside our front door houses some pansies..
Stepping down the stairs is the beautiful plant…
Pulmonaria, common name Lungwort, with its sweet tiny lavender and pink flowers. It’s one of my favorite partial shade to full shade perennials. Its a hardy plant, and reseeds heavily so even if you buy one you will have many as each new Spring season begins. I particularly favor the spotted leaves (not all have this).
Walking down the sidewalk I came across…
Vinca Minor, a great ground cover which does well in all sun levels. Mine is in partial shade and is intermixed with Galium odoratum, common name Sweet Woodruff which blooms white and has 7 petal leafs. Always remind me of a whirlwind.
Swinging around to the sun garden at the foot of the arbor is
Lamium, another great ground cover. This one cultivar is Elizabeth which grows well in shade or full sun. But flowering will be much more prolific if in full sun. Also a heavy reseeder and can fill an area quickly.
Above the arbor is Ms. Wisteria who is in full bloom..
If you’d like to learn more about the care and pruning of Wisteria click here.
I just had to cut some of those beautiful blooms to bring inside. Fresh cut flowers on the kitchen table, where I spend so much time, is always enjoyable to see, and smell.
Wisteria’s pretty shade of violet inspired me to bring a bit to the kitchen.
I placed several wisteria blooms inside a milk glass bowl…
and topped them with a pretty vintage tea cup from Japan, and yes, found at a thrift store.
The base for the vignette is a lovely vintage tablecloth with violet/purple flowers on it. Then I pulled out all my thrift store vintage treasures in violet/purple.
Creating, what I believe to be, a beautiful vignette….
I love the vintage dishes found while out thrifting..
Another pretty dish, and a recent thrift store find, a Pottery Barn teapot, for $5. Yippee!
I’ve been collecting thrift store trinket boxes and couldn’t help but fall in love with this one. The spot on the top right side is sunshine.
vintage bone china tea cup
What vignettes have you created with thrift store finds!