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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Mothering Sunday.

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mums in the UK!
Hope you'll be pampered today :)
Violets are my favorite early Spring flowers... can't resist their vivid color and intense scent... and cannot pass vintage violet-themed pretties by.

The grass is getting greener and greener... woo hoo!!

Have a grand day!
Monica x.


  1. Little nests & celebrating Mother's Day go together so beautifully ♥ I love your vintage sieves Monica ~ the perfect holding vessel for your nest collection!

  2. Your violets are so lovely! We have some that grow in our yard, but they haven't made their appearance yet ~ still not Springy enough yet over here I guess. They are my mother's birth flower! =)

  3. I love the little nests, what a sweet thing to collect..... you always have such a romantic inspirational thing to share, thank you for that!!!!
    Margaret B

  4. What a beautiful blog you have! It's so pretty! Happy Mothers Day to you! I never knew that the UK had a different Mothers Day than us here in Canada! Ours is usually the second Sunday in May! Hope you have a great day and Happy Pink Saturday! Sherri : )

  5. The nest are so cute and I too, am so excited about the arrival of spring.


  6. Happy Mother's Day to that side of the pond.
    Thanks for stopping by. Wished I could send you some of the squirrels - way to many here and they are so destructive.

  7. Happy Mothers' Day!!! I love the sieves and the nests. Beautiful! Thanks for your visit...I really appreciate that!
    PS I adored Alice!!! It was fabulous!!

  8. I wish I had known you love violets. I had some violet china pieces (that used to belong to my mother in law) n a wreath. I gave it to my daughter in law & she totally re-did the whole thing & now it's really ugly. You would have loved it. DARN. If she ever tires of it I will get the china back & send it to you. My violets are blooming & so beautiful. I should get some photos for you. HUG Kim for me. You too. Charlene

  9. Happy Mothersday................violets i bring them in from our shop yesterday...beautiful purple ! i love them !!

    Who is collecting nests ?? wowwww!! beautiful !!

    we live in a new building housees village.their are no birdds here yet !! i missed them so..........snik.........have a great sunday enjoy ! hugs from me......

  10. I collect little nests, too - I've found them here on our property. Love all the violets - what a sweet, sweet flowers.

    Have a wonderful day!


  11. Monica, I was very sleepy last night. When I read in your blog that it was "Mother's Day" I sat back and thought I couldn't have been asleep that long. Ha! I learn something new everyday. I didn't know they had a different mothers day. Love your nests. Maybe a birdie will come and make use of it. Hugs, Sharon

  12. I love the term 'Mothering Day'.
    I just seems so perfect~ lovely in fact.

  13. Hello dear Monica, your photos as always are gorgeous of the violets and the nests. You are lucky to be able to find the nests, they are very beautiful. Yes, I think you would suit a cottage in the English countryside, but I think it would need to be a big one to hold your beautiful collections

    Have a good week dear friend
    Carolyn xo

  14. Hello Monica, thank you for stopping by my blog today and for taking the time to say hello. A Happy Mother's Day to all of you Mums over there across the pond! Ours here in the US in in May. But your spring comes a lot sooner than ours does here in Pennsylvania.

  15. Monica,
    Sweet post. LOVE the nests!
    I like old sieves too. Great thing to put your nests in.


    barbara jean
    PS thanks for coming by =)

  16. What a beautiful Mother's Day. I hope that mine is as nice in May! The nests are just wonderful.
    Monica, I have an off-topic question for you...I love your pictures with tutorials etc. linked to them (on the left column of your blog). Could you tell me how to do it or direct me to a blog that could? Does that make sense? ha ha It might be way beyond me but I would like to try!

  17. I also love violets, Monica !
    The nests are so beautiful, it's amazing how birds can make them. Last year I found one,
    the bird had also used some little flowers from my hydrangea 'Annabelle'. It was gorgeous.
    Have a nice week,

  18. I actually didn't know that Mother's Day was different in the UK. Congrats to all the mother's! Beautiful photos as always Monica...they are so inspiring!


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