Friday, November 9, 2012

Elevenses


Elevenses



A friend returning from France brought me a tin of *The’ Violette, Jardin d’Elen*  that the little plum teapot is steeping.   The aroma is just like being surrounded by fresh violets in the garden.   Violets are one of my favorite flowers. 

I have some correspondence to catch up on, so took my tea tray to the secretary with the pull out shelf to sip while I write.  Won’t you join me?  Oh my, it tastes just like violets smell…..wonderful!    A violet cream macaron and chocolate covered cashews for Elevenses today.  Enjoy!


Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”

Mark Twain

7 comments:

Marilyn said...

How beautiful! Violets in the little plum teapot sounds just perfect. How I would love smelling and tasting. Now who are you honoring today? Is it one that loves violets?

La Tea Dah said...

This is a moment of pure perfection! I can just imagine the fragrance of those violets! What a special place to write.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Oh, I adore your desk...the tea setting there is so cozy...makes you want to do all that correspondence!! Just lovely.

Karen's Place said...

:) sighing....

samovar said...

thank you so much for putting the authors of your beautiful quotes, so thoughtful, ansd you still do "snail mail", so fun!
Andrea

samovar said...

so thoughtful of you to also publish the quotes' authors! and you still do snail mail, what fun!
Andrea

La Tea Dah said...

I noted that you were honoring Gwen with this post, but now realize that you also have some cards that I made for you. It is fun to see all the little surprises in your posts.