Wednesday, May 15, 2013

V is for Violets

V is for Violets
Currently no flowers...that happens!
Violets like East windows.
Violets must be watered from the bottom.
Dead flowers should be pinched off.
Violets don't like a breeze or even a draft...like an attic fan in the evening. Look at the center plant...she's pissed about last nights attic fan blowing on her. The leaves are curled...isn't it funny that they can so react, so quickly, to something as simple as an attic fan draft???
My Grandma used to raise violets. This ole singer was in her bedroom (by the east window) The top is water stained from her plants...do you think I'll get it revarnished??? No way...
ommmm

15 comments:

Teresa Evangeline/Bayou Summer said...

I love this post! Nothing like an old Singer for a plant stand, and absolutely no refinishing ! I've always been sorry I refinished an old side table, before I knew better. I've been thinking about getting a couple of violets. Thanks for the tips!

turquoisemoon said...

Teresa, I have always loved violets. Probably got that from Grandma. That sewing machine probably saved my Grandma's life. A tornado destroyed their home and Grandma was found in the treadles of this sewing machine. I need to do an entire post of this sewing machine...you should see what's all in it.

Manzanita said...

I love the violets. I used to have them sitting in the window, too. But it also appears I spend my live moving so the violets disappeared and so did my old treadle sew machine. Those machines are the greatest. When I sold all the houses, I ended up with 5 portable sew machines. I have to see which one sews the best (probably none of them)and toss the rest.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

My Grandma prided herself on her ability to grow African violets which are oh-so-temperamental!

Introverted Art said...

Wow the singer looks beautiful. So magnificent and I live it that it looks original, aged...

Jan (The Crooked Candle) said...

Neat post. I've always loved Violets...they give such a vintage look to things.

Please don't ever refinish that sewing machine with its water stained memories~

Dee said...

DEar Turquoiseblue, thanks for the info about growing violets. The three I have are by an east window but I've been watering them from the top. How do I water from the bottom????? Peace.

turquoisemoon said...

Manzanita, Ohh me too! There's so many beautiful colors to choose from. If I had more east windows, I'd have more.

Debra, The sure are temperamental! One night with the attic fan on, and you can see how pissy that one got...funny!

Ana, I need to post about that ole singer sewing machine. I just love it.

Jan, I promise I will never refinish that ole sewing machine. Nor will I ever throw away any of the stuff in the little drawers.

Dee, Need to put a saucer under them. Put the water in the saucer and they'll drink just fine. They don't like any water on them. Every once in a blue moon, I'll give them a sip from the top, but very seldom.

Chung said...

I love that singer sewing table, for I'm using a singer sewing table similar too that for my altar.

turquoisemoon said...

Chung, My grandmother, a devout Catholic, would have said a rosary for you!!! hahaha...but, in between all the rosaries she would have been saying for me! OOhhh too funny!

Lisa said...

i dont know much about plants, I leave that to my daughter;on the other hand is the old Singer and no, i would never tamper with or part with it. Lisa x

turquoisemoon said...

Lisa, I will never part/tamper with my Grandmother's old singer. I just wish my boys had more interest in things like this...

Arkansas Patti said...

Aw, I had a table like that but it just didn't survive all my moves. That is a keeper.
I am a violet abuser. The poor things just don't do well here. I have a wrap around porch so my windows get zero sun. They lean desperately against the pane looking for a ray of sunshine.

Ashling said...

No--you can't get that revarnished; those water stains mean something to you! Are we talking African violets here? I'm not a houseplant womon, but my mother always had African violets.

turquoisemoon said...

Patti, They demand east sun, so I wouldn't waste my time, if I were you. I didn't get grandma's until I was settled, so it's in good condition.

Ashling, never will I revarnish this ole sewing machine. I must take a good pic of it and tell some of it's story. Yes, these are African violets, but violets (V)for sure. I'm really getting tires of searching for A to Z's. My mind just draws a blank sometime.