5/16/10

It's a lilac festival at our house!























It's a lilac festival at my house!    My favorite time of year is when our lilacs come in full bloom.
And since they only last a wee short time,  you have to get them while the getting is good.
Mackinac Island, Michigan is one of my all time favorite places to visit. I have been there a few times and it is the most amazing place.    Every year they hold their annual lilac festival in June.  It's on my bucket list of things to do.   Hey Jane, need another trip this summer?   But until then , I decided I would create one of my own.

 

Their here, in my blue ceramic pitcher they I got for a buck garage sailing on Friday.




Their filling my side table with their beautiful scent!   The white pitcher came from GW, only $2.  The blue one was a buck.  I made the little teapot pin cushion and of course the lilacs were free!!   Their aroma is filling my home with their lovely scent!




Their on my bedside stand.




In big vase's  and little one's too.






Deep purple and light purple, their scent is heavenly.




Freshly laundered sheets from the line and lilacs!  It doesn't get much better than that.





Their filling up mason jars.......




And their even showing up on my plates......






And as a centerpiece for my table.  How about Sunday brunch?  It's beautiful here today, sunny and mid-seventies. There is a light breeze and it feels like late Spring.




So I set my table for a Sunday brunch.  My lilac plates were purchased last year at K-Mart.  They were reduced to 15.00  for a 20 piece set.  Yes!!




The etched glassware was a recent garage sale purchase.  Six of them for $5.00!  Happy Dance time!





Come sit for awhile...





The sun's pouring in and our lilac table is ready for brunch.





Just scratch and sniff the computer.  (OK kidding)




There's a light spring breeze coming thru the window's.





Pull up a chair and stay for awhile! 





It's a lilac festival at my house!


I am joining the following blog parties. 

Met. Monday @  Between Naps on the Porch.

Blue Monday @  Smiling Sally's.

Tabletop Tuesday with Marty @  A Stroll thru Life.

Woohoo Wednesday  @ Always Nesting.

Tablescape Thursday with Susan @  Between Naps on the Porch

And if you want more info on Mackinac Island's Lilac Festival .http://mackinacisland.org/

Cindy






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63 comments:

  1. Hi Cindy..
    boy how I can relate to this post!
    My lilacs are heavenly..
    yes, even after last week's snow..
    they are still blooming profusely..
    and still filling the air with their delightful scent..
    and indoors..they are everywhere..
    the house smells heavenly..
    what a peaceful relaxing Sunday..
    warmest hugs..
    Loui♥

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  2. Your lilacs are so beautiful! That's one shrub I really miss from living in NJ. I had a huge old lilac bush and the smell was so heavenly. I haven't had much luck with then in ATL. I got three blossoms this year! I wish I could scratch and sniff LOL!

    Your table looks just lovely. I love all the vessels you've used for displaying your pretty lilacs too!

    Manuela

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  3. I would love to be there inhaling the perfume from those lilacs. Glorious. You really are having festival of your own.

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  4. Oh Cindy, everything looks so dreamy (that probably sounds corny, but it does!). I love the lilac tablescape, and the sun streaming through the windows looks like something in a movie. Love that etched stemware (and the price!). And your pretty pitchers filled with beautiful lilacs are wonderful. laurie

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  5. I can just smell them now...lilacs are without a doubt my favorite flower. They smell heavenly and their colors from white to pink to the purples are wonderful. Your pictures are great!

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  6. I love the dishes and the lilacs and the sun that comes in your window onto the table...very pleasant! Our lilacs should be out in another week or two..can't wait! :D

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  7. Your lilacs are just beautiful! So jealous, wish I had some in my yard! It must smell heavenly at your house.

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  8. *Sigh* I miss my lilacs... our season ended a couple of weeks ago :( Such a lovely fragrance ♥

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  9. Cindy, these are just amazing! I cannot even imagine. It reminds me of "My Fair Lady"!!! I love these lilacs. I wish we could grown them down here. Thank you for sharing yours with us.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  10. I love lilacs too and have bushes all over the yard. Your table looks beautiful and I just love that blue vase. You are the lucky one to have found it and what a price.

    Willow

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  11. Oh, I would love to be able to smell the lovelyness coming from your home. You are a very lucky lady to have both the beauty and the color of such florals. I am jealous, jealous, jealous, Char

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  12. Cindy I'm soooo jealous of your lilacs. We have to buy them here -- had my hands on a bunch this morning but nowhere near as glorious as yours. What a treat -- thanks. Jane F

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  13. Lilac Stone Cottage ????
    Very pretty Cindy - I am loving it !
    Kammy

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  14. Cindy...your lilacs are gorgeous! I love your table setting, too! What a fantastic deal on your beautiful china! I can't believe someone sold those wonderful glasses. I'm so glad you got them...they are in a home where they will be appreciated now. :-) I wish we could grow lilacs here, but I don't think they do very well in our zone. I never see them here in the Atlanta area. I'm so happy to see them in your photos. Now if this computer just had a scent button!!!

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  15. Great looking lilacs and I love that you are using them throughout your home. Sweet plates too! AND, the blue vase is so yummy looking.

    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

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  16. Oh Cindy, they are just beautiful. You have both the dark and the light. My mother had two huge lilac bushes just like those. I only have the light but did it every fill the air with fragrance this year. Beautiful pics...thanks for lettin' us take a peek!!!

    Have a restful evening sweetie!!!

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  17. I love the smell of Lilac...yours are so pretty...

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  18. Hi Cindy! What a gorgeous post with your beautiful lilacs! You've put them into some beautiful vases too! Your table setting is so nice too and I love your dishes!
    I want lilacs! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  19. Your lilacs are simply wonderful! Have a lovely week!

    Back Porch Blessings,
    Rebecca

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  20. Cindy, your lilacs are gorgeous as is the table setting. I agree with Laurie, this is "dreamy". The set of dishes was not only a good buy, they are some of the loveliest of dishes. I like the pinstripe of the edge with the floral in the center. Gorgeous! Wish we could grow lilacs in TX. :-)
    Have a great week ahead. ~ sarah

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  21. Thanks for sharing your pretty lilacs and table settings.
    Have a great week.

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  22. I can smell them from here! They are so beautiful, but the aroma is divine! I love your GW finds! They pitcher is so cute.

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  23. I grew up with a huge lilac bush along the fence line, and the scent was just amazing. Seeing yours brought back memories. Your flowers look just lovely as a backdrop against the pretty dinnerware and those really pretty glasses. So, so pretty, all...
    Aaah.... to really have smell-a-blogging! LOL
    big hugs, Sue

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  24. How beautiful, Cindy! I bet your house smells heavenly! And I love your tablescape...gorgeous plates! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

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  25. Oh Cindy, what bargains! I especially like that blue vase for $1. Amazing! I can almost smell the lilacs. Happy Blue Monday.

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  26. Cindy-I DO wish I could scratch and sniff :) I love all your vases--the blue is beautiful with the lilacs and I love the simplicity of flowers in a Mason jar. Your brunch table is beautiful and the dishes are perfect. You seem to up and back to your old self after surgery!!

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  27. Your blue makes my heart go pitter pat. I adore it.

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  28. I can smell them all the way in Callifornia! (big deep breath!)
    Can you smell my Jasmine?
    Love all the flowers just filling your home! YOu can't do that with Jasmine (pout).
    You went "garage sailing"?? Sounds like something Justin would do!!!! LOL
    Very fun - love the dishes - what a deal!
    I can just see you dancing around the house . . . remember this post next February - OK?
    Have a wonderful week my friend!
    :) Hugs! Karen

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  29. I love lilacs. I planted one this spring at my new house. I hope next year to have a few lilacs. Your table is beautiful. I love the lilac plates!

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  30. Lilacs are one of my favs! I too wish they would hang around a little longer! Your table looks most inviting and the lilac dishes are fabulous!
    Please stop by my blog as I am having a give-a-way!
    Hugs,
    Jacalyn

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  31. What lovely lilacs and I adore your dishes!!

    Stunning!!

    Debbie

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  32. HELLO CINDY,
    STUNNING...MY FAVORITE PICTURE IS THE FIRST ONE WITH THE LILACS IN THE WHITE PITCHER WITH THE WHITE BIRD....GORGEOUS
    I LOVE LILACS BECAUSE IT BRINGS BACK SUCH FOND MEMORIES OF MY GRANDMA...SHE HAD A HUGE ONE AND I LOVED CRAWLING IN BEHIND IT AND JUST SETTING THERE AND SOAKING UP THE AUROMA...I FELT SECURE THERE.
    I WISH THEY STAYED IN BLOOM LONGER.
    THANK YOU FOR THE BEAUTY TODAY.
    HUGS
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  33. Our lilac's here in Kansas have come and gone!. I enjoyed them so, their fragrance was mesmerizing. I really like your lilac dishes, makes a beauiful table. Happy Blue Monday.
    Ann

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  34. Love the gorgeous lilacs and the pretty vases! happy blue Monday and have a great week!

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  35. I'm SO jealous! Lilacs don't grow in my neck of the woods, and you have them EVERYWHERE in your house! I love that you celebrate their short blooming period so beautifully. Enjoy!

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  36. Very pretty!! I love that little teapot pin cushion you made! So sweet.

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  37. Girl I can smell them from here ha ha!! one of my favorite flowers...Len just cut me a huge bunch to sit my my TV couch and bed...Great post my friend...Love ya Sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  38. Your lilacs everywhere are just beautiful! I really wish I could scratch and sniff the computer. We don't have lilacs around here, and I would love to smell them! Beautiful!

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  39. Your lilacs look wonderful, Cindy! My Mom had a bush at the house I was a teen in and if I had one I think I'd have bouquets of it all over my house. I just love the scent.

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  40. Cindy,
    Everything is just beautiful and perfect. Loved the table setting. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

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  41. Oh, I have lilac~envy!! We always say we are going to plant some and never do!! I love them in all of your pretty thrifty vases and your table setting is just gorgeous. I love the dishes and love the deal you got on them even more! The sun coming through the windows in those shots is beautiful!!

    As soon as I get back from NO lets start planning out get~away! ;-D

    xoxo
    Jane

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  42. Lilacs are my favortie flowers! We are planning to head up for the festival. I sure hope there are still ilacs blooming!

    Everything looks so pretty. Love those dishes!

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  43. Love lilacs and their beautiful scent! Your house must smell divine! Perfect tablescape to go with them!

    DD

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  44. I love your pretty dishes. The flowers look great in all the different vases and containers.
    I love the island and may get back there in July.

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  45. Oh my word Cindy, all of your lilacs are just stunning and every one of your vignettes is fabulous. I love that little birdhouse too. Your dishes are gorgeous and such a beautiful tablescape. Now if these would only grow here. lol It's wonderful that you have some all over the house. They really do look pretty in every room and all of your vases look perfect. Thanks so much for joining the party. I am trying to smell them through the computer. Oh well, I can dream. Hugs, Marty

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  46. BTW: The little dress is a size 6X...heeehehe! I don't think I'm gonna be modeling it. I so wanted to get the girls opening the box and tryin' on the dress but last week my back went out and I caught a nasty bug...then Saturday I developed a bad case of shingles...{{{SIGH}}}. When it rains, baby!

    You have yourself a glorious day sweetie!

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  47. Hi sweet friend...

    Girl, you have gone and done it!!! Ohhh my, I do believe that this is one of my most favorite tablescapes that you've done!!! It's the combination of those gorgeous lilacs, beautiful dishes, and the colors...I lOVE IT!!! I love those pretty lilac dishes...what a great deal you got on them! Ohhh yes, if I had seen those, I would have certainly purchased them as well! Hehe! And...I love this color combination...the pretty soft sagey greens with the lilacs and lavenders! I acutally had a master bedroom done in those colors at one time and just loved it!!! Ohhh my goodness...what a fabulous deal you got on your new little etched glasses...they are sooo very pretty!!! Well Darlin', this certainly is a table perfect for a Sunday brunch...it really doesn't get any sweeter!!!

    Hehe...ohhh, and I loved the "scratch and sniff" comment! You're sooo cute!

    I sure did enjoy all of your fabulous lilac bouquets...simply gorgeous!!! Love how you did your pretty side table with the two vases of lilacs! Ohhh, and you know that I love that little birdhouse lamp!!! And...all those pretty lilacs in your bedroom...mmmm, just filling the air with sweetness! Very romantic!!! Thank you sooo much for sharing your beautiful home and your creative talents with us, Cindy! This has been such a treat!!!

    Girlfriend, I just left you a note on your pretty Apple Blossom tablescape post! I'm so sorry that I've been so slow at getting by for visits! It's just been busy here! This weekend we are going for our anual trip to Atwood, Kansas and we're taking the kids with us. I've been busy trying to get out camp trailer stocked and ready...we'll leave Friday morning. Hmmm, maybe next week will settle down a bit! Ooops...forgot, Russell is taking that week for vacation! Eeeks...it's going to be busy!!! I hope that my note finds you and Dan well! Did you guys get over your colds? Sure hope so! Well Sweetie, you have a fabulous day and I'll talk with you later....

    Love ya,
    Chari

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  48. Love this lilac post! Just so pretty and springy. I would love to be able to smell the aroma. My lilac only had a few blooms on it this year...they are just beautiful!

    Miss Bloomers

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  49. Oh my sweetness, your lilacs are gorgeous! Thank you for inviting me into your home! Stop by and sit a moment with me.
    hugs,
    Olivia

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  50. I swear Cindy, I COULD smell them through my computer! How fabulous to be surrounded by such gorgeous flowers and your containers are beautiful. I especially love the vignette you did on your side table. A buck for that vase? I'm coming to your area for garage sailing!

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  51. Hi Cindy!!!!
    Your lilacs are stunning, and wow look at all of them, Oh my MOM would be so jealous!!!!She just loves flowers and any that are purple!!!!her fav color!!!!!Your table setting is beautiful, I love it, would love to have Sunday brunch at your house!!!!Mackinac Island is calling me, oh to step back in time!!!!I will get there one day, hopefully soon!!!
    You are going to be an amazing grandmother, what shall we call you first???Nana, Nonnie, Gigi, MIMI(my fav) or Grannie, Grammie or ????
    it will be so fun and you will fall madly in love with this little angel!!!!
    Your heart will now be outside your body as she will have it!!!!!
    Hugs,
    jamie

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  52. Pretty. pretty! Love the new blue pitcher..a dollar..wow!
    It all looks beautiful!
    Did you send the Lilac Lethargy to me. not one bloom this year..unless the deer ate them! :(
    Hope you are near 100%, Cindy!
    It must spell so good!

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  53. You have the most beautiful lilacs, Cindy! And how neat to have the plates with lilacs too. I love everything but I am drooling over your gorgeous etched stemwares, So pretty!...Christine

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  54. Hey, Cindy!

    If you want a pink party, I will throw you the pinkest and the prettiest pink party ever, but you have to come to Florida to get it! LOL! I mean it. I will throw open the doors and invite the whole blogging community! I would have to do it in Central Florida, though, where I have room! LOL!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  55. Cindy dear,

    I can almost smell their scent too. Thank you!

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  56. So beautiful setting, your plates are gorgeous!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  57. Oh, I wish there was a scratch and sniff computer! Your lilacs are heavenly. I love them in the blue pitcher.

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  58. I like the lilacs in the Mason jar best! That's the way I remember them from my Grandmother's house. Thanks for sharing your beauties with us!

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  59. Cindy, beautiful table...the smell of lilacs is heavenly. Your blue pitcher is so pretty with the lilacs.

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  60. Scratch and sniff the computer...OH that we could!! Your home must be a heavenly place to be right now, Cindy!
    I couldn't believe those dishes...and some of the bargains in blogland are fantastic..lilac dishes being one of them! How lovely they look on your table!
    I am going to be doing some "pillow fluffing" in the next few days...I am so far behind!
    Love, hugs, and happy Lilac Day's to you! :)
    Mona

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  61. I LOVE lilacs and yours are especially gorgeous! What a bargain on that lovely glassware! I think my favorite lilac display is in the old mason jar :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  62. I love lilacs! Another bush I want to plant "someday"! Beautiful arrangements.

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  63. Wonderful table arrangement!

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