My sink runneth over....
You may have guessed by my previous post that I have a love affair with lilacs.
Ever since I can remember they were part of my life.
As a little girl, I remember my mom would always pick abundant bouquet's and fill our home with their sweet scent.
And as the saying goes, "you want to make hay while the sun shines"!
Because my sweet lilacs our on their last hurrah.
So I set a simple table for two.
Or there may be 3 of us since my little grand-daughter is coming out tonight.
My bargain lilac plates.
Purchased years ago from K-Mart.
$16 for a 20 piece set and they always come in handy
this time of year.
Of course the star of my table are my abundant lilacs.
Having a long, cold winter does have it's benefits.
Lilacs do best with prolonged periods of cold during the winter months.
That is why they don't do well below zone 7 or so.
Now if you truly love lilacs like I do, you may want to go to the biggest and most beautiful and grandest lilac festival around.
And where you say?
Well that would be Mackinac Island, Michigan.
They have a 10 day lilac festival each year.
And let my tell you it is grand!
And why not?
The Grand Hotel is there and they sponsor some of the events.
Such as a Grand luncheon lilac buffet, a Grand Hotel lilac tea and more.
This year, The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival runs from June 7-16.
Here is the breathtaking view you will see as you cross on the ferry to this magical place.
They have a horse drawn carriage Grand parade and even a lilac queen!
There are events galore.
For more information check out their website @
or you can find them on facebook too.
Dan and I were there in the summer of 2008.
The lilac festival had just ended, but many of the lilacs were still looking good.
It's my dream to get back there this summer in time for the lilacs.
And I do have a plan...now I just need to tell my hubby about it.
Thanks for coming by,
I am joining:
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Oh the places I've been @ The Tablescaper
Be Inspired @ Common Ground