Monday, April 2, 2012

Violets , Violets, Violets, Chopin & ME




Since my childhood....
this is my favorite candy.
It's hard to find.
This is my perfume most days!
It smells like my favorite candy.

My grandmother grew African Violets in her kitchen window sill.
Happy memories...


Chopin Playing Piano in Prince Radziwill's Salon  c1887





Did you know Chopin loved violets
and when he died of tuberulosis his close friend and female
novelist {George Sand} found every violet she could in Paris
and covered his grave with them.


PLEASE SOMEONE DO THAT FOR ME



                                                   Happy Monday!!  xxx

Chopin's Biography

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9 comments:

  1. I am in love with violets and lavender. The color and the fragrance are just perfect.
    Happy Monday, Renee.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  2. The wild violets in my woodland garden are coming up now! Going to be a little blanket of purple out there soon! My Grandmother(passed away), Mom and I all "collect" and grow/grew African Violets..a sweet tradition...

    Happy Monday!

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  3. IVY

    WHAT IS THE DEAL?......
    WHY DON'T THEY SMELL?

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  4. I won't be around by ANDI will. Love Mbm

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  5. La petite.....
    oh....
    i will hold ny breath in the coffin.
    hahahhahaha

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  6. Dear Renee, violets are so romantic and of course they are one of my favorite colors in the world!

    I hope you will Come and enter my amazing Cross Bottle Guy Giveaway! They are beautiful..you will want them for your clients!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  7. Renee...this is a wonderful ode to violets! I never knew about Chopin's love of violets, how sweet of 'George' to do that for him. There is a lovely article in an old Victoria magazine about her and the beautiful home they shared in France...I look at it often, it's beautiful...this little tidbit should have been in it, and since your request for the same is in writing now...I'm sure it will happen!

    Violets are starting to pop up everywhere here...whith daffodils mixed inbetween...very pretty & springy! I must now hunt down those candies...I've never tried a violet candy, it would be fun to have a taste.
    Such a sweet post!
    xo J~

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  8. Renee,

    Love violets too. The perfect color and can't believe nature does so much more...we can only immate but I guess that will have to do.

    Bette

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  9. i too remember my grandmothers sill, filled with violets, never see that these days.

    love the story about chopin! claude monet had his death bed filled with flowers strewn by friends in homage to his saying "i must have flowers, always, always"
    hugs to you renee
    xo
    debra

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