Saturday, May 1, 2010

~happy May day~

My sweet sister in law brought me over huge
bunches of lilacs last night.
Next to peonies, they are my favorite.
I filled up this huge basket on my kitchen
counter and they smell heavenly!

Hope you all are having a lovely weekend!

Happy May!
xoxo


37 comments:

All things nice... said...

Looks beautiful, very country cottage looking, elegant and pretty :) What a lovely way to display them, thanks for sharing

All things nice...

Lynda said...

what a gorgeous centerpiece!!:) and what a nice sister in law;)

Have a nice weekend!

Lynda

NicNacManiac said...

The scent must be intoxicating and the presentation....seeing it now...I don't think any other vessel would do these fabulous blooms justice....gorgeous!!
Happy Weekend xOxO Nerina

Fresh + Simple said...

What a surprise to see them in a lovely basket! Great idea! My first thought would be to grab the nearest large vase, but you took a nice creative spin. I just love lilacs.
:) Lara

Angie said...

here in KY, my lilacs were at their peak about 3 weeks ago. If you opened up the back doors, they filled the whole house with their perfume...they WERE indeed heavenly!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how gorgeous. I love them. They are so beautiful in the basket and I am sure the aroma is heavenly. Happy May day. Hugs, Marty

House Queen said...

How beautiful!!! Enjoy your weekend sweetie!

Angela said...

Aren't they gorgeous!!

Liz Bradley said...

So beautiful! I love the large basket they are in!
Liz
http://mylovelylittlelulu.blogspot.com/

Simone said...

These are beautiful,I just love how you have displayed them, lilacs are my favourites too.

Happy May Day :)

awal.ny said...

I bet your house is smelling fabulous right now. I agree peonies are my favorite, I think they are the roses of spring. I try to only cut enough for my kitchen and living room so that when I look in the yard it still looks beautiful. Have great day.

The Country Nest said...

How beautiful, love the basket...of course I love your home and kitchen. I have been a fan since RMS days. I miss seeing your rooms. I can almost smell the lilacs.
hugs,
Donna

ChocolateAddict said...

those are so gorgeous!

Maurie said...

Wow, you have a thoughtful sister-in-law! Lilacs have a glorious aroma, but I'm with you peonies are my favorite. I checked ours here in the middle-Atlantic states today. The ants haven't started doing their duty on opening them up, maybe in a week or two. Maurie@graciousinteriors.blogspot.com

The Little Red Shop said...

Mmm...so pretty! We still have to wait a bit for our...up here in the mountains.

Have a lovely weekend!

: )

Julie M.

Jude said...

Peonies are my favourite too and have just bought a teeny lilac plant for our garden...looking forward to it growing and producing gorgeous blooms just like the ones you've pictured. So pretty. xxx

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

Wow...what a sweet sister-n-law you have! And, what a gorgeous arrangement you made with them! Love it! Beth

Nancy's Notes said...

Melanie, how sweet of your sister in law to bring over some flowers! That centerpiece is just lovely, thanks for sharing.

Nancy

Stacey Smith said...

I grew up in Minnesota where we had three lilac bushes in our yard. I miss them so much as now I live in South Texas where it is too hot for lilacs.

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Gosh you make everything look beautiful !!! By the way I emailed you to tell you I received the Wisteria clock hands and posted about it on my blog if you want to see the pictures.
Thanks again,
Sylvia

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

The lilacs make a gorgeous centerpiece. What a thoughtful Sister-in-law.

Natasha said...

They look so pretty in that basket! Lucky you!

Best wishes,
Natahsa.

Jennifer said...

They are gorgeous! I can almost smell them... ahh!! :)

Bringing Pretty Back said...

How beautiful! I planted tiny lica bush's last year and one of then has teeny tiny blooms. so exciting! I have a few years til we have some to cut... but, I'm sure it will be worth the wait!

Angie said...

Those look amazing in that basket!!

BurtonClary031 said...

may the blessing be always with you!! ........................................

paige said...

beautiful!
would you believe i actually inhaled deeply as you spoke of how wonderful they smell!

Love Being a Nonny said...

GORGEOUS!

simpledaisy said...

I love lilacs!! They remind me of my grammie!!
And they smell delicious:)

Sandy said...

May Day is one of my favorite days ... although yesterday passed me by.

Happy to find your blog!

A Write Life said...

Love the lilacs. How beautiful in the basket.

Pat said...

Love the flowers! I wish I could have fresh flowers in my home daily.

Enjoy!

Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants said...

Those are just beautiful, looks like a cover to a magazine! I really enjoy your blog. I have started one of my own, check it out. http://ms-smartie-pants.blogspot.com/

Amber said...

Beautiful! I love lilacs too. With that huge of a bunch, I bet this whole area of your house is just filled with their lovely fragrance.

Mary Ann said...

i just stumbled upon your blog and sure i want to see more...verbena cottage

Diana said...

Beautiful! Sometimes I'll smell lilac in the air and then can't find a tree around, they're so fragrant! Love them!

Seizing My Day said...

Gorgeous gorgeous !! Love love!

I love lilacs!!

envy envy! ;)

You did a wonderful job displaying them!

A scent of heaven!! =)

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