This got me to thinking about what other people might do to show their love of violets. I am always on the lookout for something unique that has violets on it. At an antique store, I recently picked up a pretty little ceramic egg that has violets hand painted on it, and a couple years ago my husband bought for me the Crystal World African violet, which is a real beauty. I've cross-stitched mini violets and have a large pattern I'd love to try my hand at one of these days when I get more time. Little trinkets and baubles are not really of much use, but they sure are pretty. And, they're nearly impossible to ignore when you find one at a yard sale or antique shop.
Bottom left: A pretty hand painted plate and who remembers the Teleflora violet pots? Those little clay violets were famous for falling off! So far, I've only lost one flower after 3 moves.
Bottom right: Two of my favorite little Fenton animals with violets hand painted on them.