5/30/11

Lilac Festival at my House!


Happy Memorial Day to all!
The time is short but oh so sweet and I look forward to when my lilacs are in bloom every year!
It reminds me of when I was a little girl and my Mom would fill our home with the scent of sweet  lilacs . The scent of lilacs takes me back to a simpler time.  I hope my own children will remember that our home smelled oh so good and was overflowing with beautiful lilacs.



For some reason, we have a bumper crop of lilacs this spring!  They came late but are oh so worth the wait!


I am out picking them by the armfuls!  We are supposed to be close to 90 degrees today and that means my lilacs will fade quickly!   We can go from winter to summer so quickly around here!


I've even taught little Addison how to sniff the lilacs!  She of course would prefer to eat them, but she is getting the sniffing thing down pretty quickly!


My Martha Stewart lilac china!  Purchased at K-Mart about 3 years ago..... just$16/for a 20 piece set!  If they had more I would have grabbed them!



My pitcher is overflowing with lilacs and lily of the valley!  OOH, it smells so good!  The lily of the valley has such a pretty fragrance.
My bunny cost a buck at a thrift shop and the luncheon cloth was about $2... also purchased at a thrift shop.


Napkins tied with polka-dot ribbon!


This shot is a little too light but my lighting just wasn't that good this morning.


A little darker here.  The goblets are from the dollar tree.


My living room is bursting with lilacs too!   On this table.....


And over here.....


They make me happy they make me smile and they're free!

A little bouquet for the coffee table.
And I still have more empty vases to fill!
Here's wishing you all a very happy week ahead!

Cindy
P.S. I am still unable to comment on some of your blogs.  If I haven't been around to comment that is probably why.

I am joining the following blog parties.
A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesdays.
Outdoor Wednesday at a Southern Daydreamer
Thrifty Thursday @  Tales from Bloggeritaville
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

47 comments:

  1. My lilac bloomed weeks ago and I'm always so sorry when the blooms are gone. Yours are spectacular. I wrote a short post today on vases. I loved seeing the variety of vases you used. Beautiful bouquets! I can almost smell them.

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  2. GORGEOUS!! Lilacs and hydrangeas are two of my all-time favorites!! We're a bit behind you yet as our lilacs aren't quite ready for plucking yet - but soon! Your bouquets are stunning - love your tablescape! Happy sniffing! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  3. Your lilacs are beautiful...it's already so hot here that I doubt we'll have pretty blooms much longer. Hasn't Blogger been frustrating? I'm having some problems too. finally did get my list of followers back though!
    Happy Memorial Day!

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  4. Cindy, your lilacs are gorgeous!! I love all the different shades of pinks and purple you have. Lily of the valley has such a beautiful fragrance! I really like the little yellow gingham tablecloth you found for only $2! Perfect color to go with your spring flowers!

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  5. Woooo Hoooo for Lilacs!!!

    FINALLY.

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  6. oh so pretty...I love the smell of lilac...I've taught little britches to smell my mint and rosemary...we have to stop at the plants every time he sees them...try when you sign in not checking the stay signed in box..that worked for me...

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  7. Dear Cindy, yes, I have a bumper crop this year too. must have been all that rain we had. I still have Lilacs in bloom and a few more to go. I cant get enough of them.
    ~Shirley

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  8. Hi Cindy,
    Your lilacs are just gorgeous and so is your table. Love your birdhouse lamp! Bloggger is very annoying and has been for a week now. I'm glad I was able to pay you a visit. The lilacs always make me smile.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  9. I love lilacs too, Cindy- They are my favorite flower- with roses and peonies a close 2nd. My own are not in full bloom yet-but they are getting close. I have always brought them into the house too...they smell Heavenly.

    I suppose you know this but being the worry-wart Nana I am -you do know that Lily-Of-The-Valley is poisonious to children? We often get a call this time of year on the Ask-A-Nurse-Line about it.

    Hope your Tuesday is wonderful! xxoo Diana

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  10. Thanks for sharing your beautiful lilacs. They are so pretty with the yellow and white setting.
    Oh yes - Everything must be tasted. :-D
    Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

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  11. I love lilacs to and have several in our yard. Your table looks so pretty.

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  12. Cindy, They are so beautiful! I wish I had some! Love, love, love your dishes. And K-Mart??? Really??? Who knew! Hope you have a fantastic week, my friend!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  13. Cindy,
    These lilacs are so beautiful!!! I can almost smell their heady aroma! I adore bunnies...and yours are just so darling. Thanks for sharing this lovely table top with us!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  14. Your lilacs are beautiful!! I love their heavenly scent. Some floral scents give me a headache, but not this one! I wish I had some growing here at my house :-)
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  15. Hi Cindy!
    Oh how I love lilacs. Ours were late this year, also -- and not abundant. Gone too quickly, but while they were here it smelled heavenly!

    I think our winter got the best of them. A poor showing, darn it.
    I didn't even have the heart to bring any inside.

    Yours are gorgeous! I can't believe the abundance; SO jealous!
    :-)

    Beautiful table, beautiful armloads of glorious flowers.
    Lucky lady!
    Cass

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  16. Cindy the lilacs are beautiful. I can smell them from here!

    Your table is gorgeous. I love those dishes!

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  17. I don't have lilacs, but my mom always did. Yours are absolutely beautiful!

    And I love that chicken-scratch tablecloth!

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  18. Lilacs are one of my favorites. Alas, our bushes blew away in the tornado. Love table setting, I wish I could join you.

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  19. Oh Cindy, your Lilacs are stunning and your tablescape is fabulous. I love it all. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  20. I can almost smell those beautiful lilacs here in my studio! I've only experienced that fragrant scent for a very short time...when I lived in PA. My friend always hosted garden teas in her lilac-surrounded backyard. It was heavenly...
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  21. Oh, Cindy, if I didn't love you so I'd be jealous! Look at all your lilacs - they're are so beautiful! Wish we had some around here - maybe it's because it's too hot? Anyway, enjoy them and I can see that little Addison sniiffing the blooms.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  22. I feel like I have just died and gone to lilac heaven...oh my goodness this is all so beautiful. I love them so much..you are so blessed to have them like this. The dished are great..so pretty! :D

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  23. I just love bouquets of lilacs. This year it rained and stormed so much that I only got one bunch in before the winds ruined them. Your's are quite spectacular.

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  24. I love lilacs too Your table is just beautiful!

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  25. Your tablescape is just absolutely divine .... lilacs and yellow check goes well together. See you next week.
    Joyce M

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  26. My mother always had lots of lilacs in our home. The smell is so wonderful. I planted a couple trees but I don't have many flowers yet. I see my neighbor has tons...I think I will go ask for a handful.

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  27. Your lilacs smell wonderful from here, I have two bushes but they have not bloomed yet this spring. So many lilacs to fill vases, what's a girl to do.
    Ann

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  28. What a cheerful table, Cindy. I know it smells so good too. Your lilacs are really gorgeous.....Christine

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  29. nothing better then fresh cut flowers!

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  30. just lovely ...lilacs are my favorite.

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  31. Cindy, they are gorgeous! I love that pitcher full of them on your pretty yellow checked luncheon cloth. My crop of them is much smaller than yours and I'm afraid this year, it will not be a bumper crop. laurie

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  32. Oh my goodness, this is so lovely! And I love Lilacs and those dishes, they are to die for!!!

    Terry
    PS I'm having trouble to on blogger commenting...for some reason I have to go through the back door to get into my favorite blogs...weird...

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  33. Spectacular blooms! What a treat!

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  34. How pretty! I'm sure your house smells like lilac heaven! Love your table full of pretties and cheerful color.

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  35. Just kicking myself because I don't have lilacs. These are so stunningly beautiful...the different shades...oh my. Love it!

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  36. two years now I've planted a lilac.. and two years now the bush has died. i've watered, i've watched and yet they died.. yours are magnificently beautiful and so perfect with your dishes.. love the table. Our children are grown, it's funny what they remember.. but I too remember my mother's lilacs!
    blessings. marlis

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  37. From apple blossoms to lilacs, you just may have to change the name of your blog to Aromatherapy Cottage.

    You'll soon have to start teaching Miss Addison how to blow, doesn't she have an important birthday in about three or four months?

    Hugs sweet friend, I'm soaking in those lilac pics.

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  38. Cindy I love lilacs and your tablescape is so beautiful. I cannot believe the steal on those dishes!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    Come and enter my $250 Amazing Giveaway from Tracy Porter!

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  39. Cindy I love lilacs and your tablescape is so beautiful. I cannot believe the steal on those dishes!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    Come and enter my $250 Amazing Giveaway from Tracy Porter!

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  40. I love that MS china so perfect for lilac time. I also adore that photo of Cocoa asleep with the tongue poking out so sweet!! Cats are one of natures miracles.

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  41. Your lilacs are an amazing treasure. Thank you for sharing your beautiful designs. Cherry Kay

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  42. Hi Cindy, LOVE the lilacs - wow - just gorgeous! I don't have any lilacs in Georgia, but I do have hydrangeas and gardenias. Oh, I am having a problem with followers - they don't show on my blog (except once in a while randomly....I can't see your either right now - crazy!!). Linda

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  43. Ahhh Cindy, this is SOUL FOOD.

    In Maine we call this "lilactide."

    All joys,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  44. Hi Cindy, Your lilacs are gorgeous! I just posted pics of ours; but only one of our bushes is doing well with blooms. Thanks so much for stopping by and entering my giveaway.
    Have a great day!
    ~ Julie

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  45. Your lilacs are gorgeous - and wow, you have so many! I have just one lilac bush and the blooming time was so short. I can't keep lilacs in the house though, as they make me sneeze!

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  46. Oh Cindy,
    This is such a cute set and yes I do remember Green Stamps that we collected although I don't recall what we purchased with them. Thank you for the great post and the walk down memory lane!
    Terry
    PS thank for your nice comment on my blog about the brunch!

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  47. Oh Cindy,
    This is such a cute set and yes I do remember Green Stamps that we collected although I don't recall what we purchased with them. Thank you for the great post and the walk down memory lane!
    Terry
    PS thank for your nice comment on my blog about the brunch!

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