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Friday, April 8, 2011

The Lilac Season


Weathered oak and zinc are the perfect foil for my lilac blooms. The delicate color and constitution of the petals intensifies against the gray.



The flowers have reached the perfect stage for cutting. And they have such a heavenly scent! I don't have a lush flower garden, and so these few blooms over such a short season feel like a spring holiday to me.



I can look out onto this east patio from the heart of the house, so I'll enjoy the few stems I've cut for as long as they last.



The mornings are already warm. It's the best part of the day since our spring winds have started up and drive us all crazy by afternoon.



There are just these few moments to savor a cup of coffee and peruse a pretty magazine before the daily rush begins. So much for a spring holiday!



















I hope you get blooming holiday too!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline


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30 comments:

Antiques And Teacups said...

Lovely Jaqueline. Our aren't even out yet. I love them. And a great way to display them.
Ruth

classic • casual • home said...

I can almost smell them. Thank you.

Rustic and White said...

How beautiful and serene. Our lilacs won't be out until May up here. Your pictures will have to keep me happy until then. Thanks so much for sharing;o)
Cheers,
Carrie

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful...I love them in the galvanized watering cans. Every spring I plan to plant a bush or two and then become consumed by buying flowers and plants. I see yours and wish I had gotten around to it!! Your pretty tea vignette is lovely, too!

Have a great weekend!

XO,
Jane

Martha said...

Beautiful! If I breathe deeply I think I can smell them! Can.Not.Wait till they bloom here!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the old watering cans with the lilacs and I have two of those large urns. Now you gave me the idea to use burlap in them. Thanks.

Pamela said...

Gorgeous photos Jacqueline! I love lilacs and their beautiful smell. How lucky you have them already!
Love the old watering cans too!

Amy said...

beautiful and serene.
Just wish this cold snap would pass so I could sit out with a cup of coffee before the morning rush starts, LOL
Thanks for stopping by
Amy

Bloggymom said...

We finally have leaves on our bushes. It will be months before we have flowers like that. :(

trash talk said...

You have no idea how much I would love to have a lilac bush! They are really not suited for the Dallas area, but my mother would talk of one she played under as a girl further north of Dallas. The scent is just unbelievable.
Gorgeous photos.
Debbie
P.S. Now wind we got!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Beautiful blooms! And the photos are very pretty.....Julian

Amy Kinser said...

Beautiful!

Lisa said...

I love how you've displayed the lilac. We have a tree that does really well, but I don't cut the flowers for inside because they give me bad hayfever. So, I'm thinking out in the pergola would be good.

x

Pamela Gordon said...

Bautiful Jacqueline! I love the contrast of the delicate lilac blossoms against the gray metal. Have a lovely weekend. Blessings, Pamela

awal.ny said...

I love the color combination of the flowers and the watering can. I can't wait for our lilacs to be in bloom.

Liz said...

You have put everything together so beautifully! Love the look. Have a great weekend.
Liz

Vintage Gal said...

Jacqueline ~ what a lovely display of lilacs ~ I can hardly wait until mine bloom. I agree the zinc and the shade of lavender are just beautiful ;-)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Jacqueline, One of the most beautiful things on this earth are lilacs. They look gorgeous, smell divine and are the most delicate color (at least the traditiona ones). Ours won't bloom for another month, so thanks for sharing yours! I can almost smell them from here!
xo Yvonne

Carole said...

Enjoy them as long as you can. I'm not sure why I thought that lilacs wouldn't grow well in New Mexico? I guess I just think of them as being so hardy in cold weather.

x
Carole

Pat said...

Gorgeous images, Jacqueline. I miss our lilacs on the farm.

Lavender Cottage said...

Your spring lilacs are very pretty against the weathered silver colour of the watering cans.
I have several lilacs and love to inhale their fragrance. We have a lot of wild lilacs growing along the country roads and I always go and cut big bouquets for indoors.

Linda said...

So lovely...I can hardly wait! The earliest leaves are just emerging on mine!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I don't have a sense of smell, but I've been told how wonderful lilacs smell. They are very lovely in your watering can though. I've always loved those old watering cans and pails. Your pictures make me happy the weather is finally warming up so we'll see more pretty blooms soon!

♥ Miss Tea said...

what a beautiful post! love the flowers and the watering can as well the teacup! lovely!

Susan @http://tea-diary.blogspot.com

Lynn said...

Your lilacs are gorgeous and they look so pretty highlighted in the old watering cans. Planting a few lilac bushes is on my "to do" list for my new house. I just love them.
~Lynn
www.cottageandcreek.com

ShantyGirl said...

Beautiful photo's and I love the watering cans!
Sherry

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

What a dreamy vignette ~ I can't wait for my lilacs to bloom next month and the watering cans are SOOOO charming. What a divine post. Have a lovely week.

Sylvia said...

There is a tangible sense of serenity and positivism in these pictures and this wonderful post ! I can smell the heavenly scent of the lilacs .
Enjoy !

Fishtail Cottage said...

love everything about this post! lilac's in your watering can, hoping to see some blooms on my lilacs soon...xoox, tracie

Sandy said...

You really have captured the sights and smells of spring in your amazing photos of lilacs...now I just can't wait until mine are in full bloom. Thanks for sharing.

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