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Sunday, April 10, 2011

a tiny treasure

My violets are beginning to bloom and just as each year,
they are beautiful.
I love the tiny, purple flowers and the bright green leaves
but they only bloom for about 2 weeks out here in West Texas.
The leaves are pretty all summer...
I wonder if they would bloom again if I put MIRACLE GROW on them
These pretty flowers won't fade nor stop blooming....
 I already had the little vintage  dessert plate that belonged to Mom..
 I found the little bowl at the thrift store for 25 cents..
25 CENTS...
it just nearly matches the plate perfectly.
sugar freeness.....
 I'm pretty sure I am going to love it forever and ever...
25 CENTS !!!!
  Click here for a chance at winning.
An enamel sign like this would sure look cute on YOUR house...
or gate...
or wall....
or garden fence....
I am linking with:
Many thanks to the hosts of these great parties each and every week.
Thanks to YOU for stopping in today. 
 Today, April 10th, is our 51st wedding anniversary....
we are having a party tonight with family and friends.
  We were given a cruise to ALASKA for our 50th anniversary last year...
The trip was a gift from our children and grandchildren..
"Thank you again, kids..."
"We loved every single minute of it and are 
SO PROUD to still be around to share your love."
We love you,
Mom and Dad
xoxo bj


Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary to a very lovely couple.I wish there will be more to come. All the best...

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

First of all....happy, happy anniversary. What a great trip for you two on that special day last year!! Secondly, since my 'birth' flower is violet, I especially liked all the violets in 'real time' and on your table scape!

My Sunday's Link:

In the Shadows of your Mind

It's always a delight to have you visit with me...thanks for stopping by yesterday while I was out all day. Hope your Sunday treats you well.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Happy Anny BJ and Mr. Sweet-have fun! Your violets are so pretty, I can see one perfect little one decorating the top of a cupcake-yum:@)

Charlotte said...

Happy Anniversary! Today is my son and daughter-in-law's first anniversary. Love is in the air! Love the violet dishes, but the dessert kept calling my name. What is that lucious concoction?

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary BJ.

This is a beautiful post. We have been very very busy with this and that and appointments, however, we took some time to walk through a park on our way home from J's appt with an endodontist Friday. I have a couple of pictures of wild violets and the dogwood was blooming. Nice little detour in our busy week.

Vee said...

Oh enjoy a sweet and blessed anniversary! Fifty-one years is definitely something to celebrate.

I was shocked to see you two standing in the snow. What did those children do to you West Texans anyway? Couldn't have been too bad as you're still smiling. I'm off to find the archives.

Have a blast tonight!

Madeline's Album said...

Happy Anniversary. May you have many many more. I love violets and we have them here is abundance. The little dish you purchased for a quarter is really pretty. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Happy 51 to you Beeeej and Mr. Sweet. I know your party will be so much fun with the family. LOve the dishes, too!!!

Alice said...

happy anniversary! may you have many more.

The Tablescaper said...

Happy Anniversary. It's great to see that after all of those years, you two are still in love.

Your little violets are adorable - both those indoor and outdoors. I used to have a little patch of them, but they seemed to have disapeared. I never see that at nurseries near me either. I'm sure I could get them on line. Thanks for bringing back the memory. Violets are such tender little beauties.

It's great having you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Tracy said...

Wow! Bj, congrats to you on your 51st anniversary; that is quite an accomplishment...sho what is your secret?

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Happy Anniversary to both of you Dear Ones!

And Happy Birthday to Mr. Sweet.

Gentle hugs...

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Happy Anniversary to a darling sweet couple..Love ya girl..Hugs and smiles Gloria

~Ron said...

Blooming violets and groundhogs are a sure sign that Spring has arrived :-)

Patti said...

Happy Aniversary!! Wasn't the Alaskan cruise great? we also walked on a glacier and I was scared to death!! The helicopter ride almost made me pee my pants - but so glad i did it! I now want to cruise the Mediteranean - you have 20 years of mariage on us - good for you, what an accomlishment!!

Rita said...

Love your little violet; so anxious to see that in our part of the world; would you believe we still have snow in our back yard?
Wishing a swinging party tonight; been a while sice i did that, but you are so young at heart that maybe you are still swinging.
Have good one.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love violets....your plates are so pretty.

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Marigene said...

A very Happy 51st Anniversary to you and Mr. Sweet!
The little violet dish is adorable.

Marydon said...

Blessings & joys for your celebration today, BJ ... how sweet of your family to send you on a cruise.

Love the violets, they are such a delicate sweet flower.

Have a beautiful week ~


Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Congratulations on you anniversary! So wonderful to have so many great years with the man of your dreams!!!

Mimi said...

Happy Anniversary, BJ and Mr. Sweet!! Have a wonderful party with family and friends!

Blondie's Journal said...

Happy Anniversary, BJ! LOVE your new plates!


Julie Harward said...

I remember your trip to Alaska last year...HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to both of you! I hope your day is extra sweet and extra full of love!
I love those little flowers, we call them Johnny Jump up here..I love how they spread all over in the flower beds..little sweet surprises! :D

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your celebration tonight!!

Kathleen said...

Happy 51st Anniversary! Good health to both of you!
Your violet dish is perfect with your mom's!

Lavender Cottage said...

Happy Anniversary BJ. I didn't realize the Alaska cruise was for your 50th - we just went, because.
Your petite violets are pretty, I let them meander wherever they like in our yard.
Have a great week.

PEA said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Mr. Sweet, dear BJ:-) Gosh, 51 years...that's so wonderful in this day and age to have been married that long!! Have fun at the party tonight and make sure you take lots of pictures! Also want to wish Mr. Sweet a very Happy Birthday.

Your violets and dishes with violets are so precious. That little dish you found for .25 certainly does go well with the ones that were your mom's. Don't you just love finding such treasures:-)

Sending big hugs your way! xoxo

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Happy Anniversary to a lovely couple. 51 years! C


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a sweet find! I also found a tiny handpainted dish but not half as cute as yours..and mine doesen't match a single thing.
Happy Anniversary, bj!
Pat and I would have been married for 57 years this June 18th.
You are so fortunate to have your Mr. Sweet. :) Hugs to both of you.

bikim said...

lovely blog!
happy new week!

xinex said...

Happy Anniversary, BJ! Hope you have at least another 50 more anniversaries to come. I love all the voilets, plates and flowers....Christine

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Happy Anniversary bj and Mr. Sweet! Your violets--real and china--are so pretty. Have a wonderful celebration! Linda

Mary said...

Happy Anniversary BJ. This was a wonderful post. I hope you had a great day. Blessings...Mary

Cat & Cricket said...

Happy anniversary! It is so nice to see this these days!!!
Wishing you many more!
also am envious of those flowers you have there!
Have a great week..

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Wow! Happy Anniversary. 51 years? That's awesome!!

I love violets too. So pretty and dainty, aren't they?

I'm your new follower now. Yay!


On Crooked Creek said...

Well, Happy Anniversary to two of the sweetest Teaxans I've had the pleasure to cyber~meet! You and "Mr. Sweet" hold on to each other...'cause I want to see to it that I'm able to wish you another Happy Anniversary again next year!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm late of course...I hope you had a wonderful day with your family. I think your 25 cent treasure was such a great will love it even more!

Adrienne said...

Missed your anniversary by just a bit. Trying to catch up with you so my wishes are just a teeny touch overdue. Hope you had a wonderful time with your dear ones. What a wonderful day to celebrate. Here's to many more!

Kathleen Grace said...

I hope your anniversay was wonderful sweet BJ:>) You are a good month ahead of us with your blooming violets. Ours always bloom around the first week of May and we always decorate Laurens birthday cake with them!