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“African Violets”


Description from CAS: I find it very hard to "kill" African Violets ... I can do it ... it's just hard. These African Violets are most likely "kill" proof ...


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Measurements: 0.6mm hole/22 gauge

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  1. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    What lovely shades of violet – - especially like the shell mosaic ! Betcha I could make those violets wither – - I have a totally black thumb with any kind of plant – - – but I love to see the results of other people’s green thumbs !

  2. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    My Mom & Grandma could grow beautiful African Violets, but I, like @Crazy Beader, have killed everyone I’ve had. :-( But, I love your version of African Violets – beautiful in every way. Esp love the antique copper paired w the Violet. Lovely pick!

  3. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Oooo, such a beautiful pick. Brings back similar memories as OK Jacki’s…my late Mom had beautiful African Violets; she had your ‘gift’, CAS. Thanks for this lovely reminder.

  4. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Lol! I’m laughing because when I was in High School my home room was in the Science Lab. It was run by a dear, but meticulous old nun who was a member of the African Violet Society (who knew it existed?). Anyway, she appointed me the water monitor for her precious plants. Now, I did not know that water should never ever touch the leaves of the plants! When she saw the water marks on the leaves, I thought she was going to have a sizure! She looked to the heavens, quietly said a prayer and told me that I could water any other plant in the lab except her violets. She couldn’t enter her plants in the competition that year ( who knew there was a competion for violets?). I learned my lesson; we did become friends again; she won the competition the following year; and African violets were the first house plants I grew when I got married! Thank you, Sister Valeria!!
    Sorry, I’m going on and on.. Great pick!!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    What a gorgeous pick CAS! So rich!

    Maria, what a beautiful and endearing story.
    And a heart-warming memory for you! You can tell Sister Valeria must have had a lot of patience by her quiet and prayerful response to you. :-) Thank you for sharing!

  6. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Oh Maria, that is a precious story! Sister Valeria could have told you of the danger to the leaves ahead of time, you know. :) It would have spared you both. I’m pretty sure I could kill them. I wiped out a few when we were first married. We spent some time house sitting for a family while they decided how to settle their mom’s estate. She had left her plants in the house when she passed and I had no idea how to care for the violets. After I killed them I disposed of the evidence and none of her kids even noticed. :) My first act of violence. btw,this pick is an excellent representation. :)

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Great pickl! CAS!

  8. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    CAS, what a gorgeous Pick for some of my fave flowers – years ago, I tried taking care of one, and did just what Maria said, not knowing that they are pretty particular about how they are watered, and voila – mine lost all of its blooms, poor thing, then died – ugh –
    Maria, thanks for sharing that touching story of your experience in high school with the nun who assigned you to water all of her plants in the science lab, till she saw what you did with her AFrican violets – been there myself!! ;)

  9. Laud
    Laud says:

    I killed a lot of African violets until I learned they had to be watered from the base of the pot, but you’re right: These pieces would be more durable. One day, I’ll by that CZ!

  10. Frida
    Frida says:

    Lovely pick and fun stories :D

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