Monday, May 27, 2013

gathering goodness

Just a short post to show off some of the beautiful double lilacs blooming right now.

On and off the bush, they are a beautiful site.

I thought I would make a little garland of them and hang from the fireplace.

Then I thought--oh heck---why not just cover the whole things in blooms!!!


My daughter and 'grands' are here this week and we have a lot of catching up to do.
I think it's going to be a GREAT week.
See you after they leave!


Sophia said...

Beautiful June! Have a lovely week with you daughter and grandchildren.....special time!

Thank you so much for your very kind comment on my appreciated.

Sophia x

maría cecilia said...

ooohh my god!! my dear, your double lilacs and your so wonderful arrangement has left me speechless...

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Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

So beautiful my friend. Ciao hugs Rita

debi said...

As usual June, your beautiful photos are filled with sweet eye candy. Your home must be filled with a heavenly fragrance right now.

Unknown said...

What a great idea ! Love the lilac garland!

Olive said...

Oh mercy June. Glorious creation of God these lilacs are I have never seen.

La Vie Quotidienne said... can never have too many lilacs!

Enjoy the time with your family.

Junebug said...

ohhhhhhhhhhh, can I smell their fragrance!! Beautiful photos!!

I know you will have a great time with family, daughter and grands, can it get any better!!! Hugs!!

Victorian1885 said...

Oh June I love your lace & Lilac garland! Have a wonderful week with your daughter and Grands filled with love, laughter & great memories!

Vintage Home said...

WEll that is delightful...Your garland!!... & your family visiting! Have a fabulous time!

Pondside said...

Oh my goodness - you have an abundance of lilacs! Mine didn't do very well this year, but I still have a lovely big bouquet on the table.
Have fun with the kids and grandkids!

Nely said...

Oh dear June what a beautiful lilac dekoration,garland are amazing:)
Have a nice day my friend

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

June, I can just imagine the wonderful aroma that greets anyone lucky enough to enter your home. So pretty. Hope you are having fun with your family, especially the grands! Happy Monday..Judy

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Stunning June, just stunning! Some of my favorite pics ever. Have a wonderful time this week with you daughter! xox Maryjane

Shabby soul said...

Breathless! Have a beautiful time with your loved ones darling.

Geli said...

Dear June!
Wow .... what a wonderful decoration!
You have soooooo many lilacs!
I wish you a wonderful time with your family full of love and laughter!
With love,

sophie said...

quelles belles photos!
ce merveilleux lilas est magnifique sur tes photos et donne le sourire ce matin tout gris!

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Bente said...

Wow, this was fantastic, June.
You know mine, still waiting for my tiny tree to grow. (smile)

Hugs from me

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh June I've been so looking forward to this post to see all of your double Lilacs and I'm thrilled to bits for you that they have made such an incredibly beautiful picture even if short lived! I love how you have pegged them in a bunting to the lace. Looks just gorgeous! The colours are amazing!
Wishing lots of special moments, love and laughter with your daughter and the grand children!
Big Lilac hugs,

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Such beautiful lilac June ..... lilac always reminds me of my childhood ..... we had lots of it in the garden and my mum would always pick it and bring it into the house. I have a couple of really old lilac trees { probably nearly 100 years old!!}but, they don't flower very well.....they are probably so old that they need taking out and new ones planted but I haven't the heart !!!!
Have a wonderful week with your family....there's nothing like quality time with one's children and grandchildren. Much love. XXXX

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flowers an I think youre home is very pretty,have a nice week with your family,greetings Musje.

Connie (aka LOU) said...

Oh June, just read your last few blogs, and your garden blog, and it truly is like opening a magazine. What a gift you have. Now if you can just figure out how to scent it with the wonderful fragrances you are describing!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Oh my gosh ~ everything is beautiful, delightful, wonderful. Your photographs are stunning.

Have a wonderful time with family.


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Wow June, I'm lovely.

Have fun with your family.


FRPJ said...

Have a lovely time with your family.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I've been picking lilacs like crazy, too! If only they lasted longer... ♥

My name is Riet said...

Wow, dear JUne, BEAUTIFUL. I sit here on the boat in Norway and of course I have my iPad and here I see this beautiful post. There is not much time s I say have a nice day. Hugs from Riet

Home and Lifestyle said...

Your lilacs are wonderful June and you made lovely pictures of these flowers. I wish you a wonderful time with your family!

Big hugs, Ingrid

Beehive Needleworks said...

**squeal** How very splendid! I can just imagine the perfume drifting through your rooms...delightful indeed!
Wishing you and your loved ones a joy-filled visit!

Sylvia said...

Your room must smell fantastic! I would like to get a taste! But your wonderful photos to compensate for the distance!

hugs Sylvia

Unknown said...

Breathtakingly STUNNING, June. You have such a magical touch for display & decor! Sooo jealous, not a single bush (60+) had one bloom on them this year ... sigh!

Enjoy your visit ...

Big hugs,

Katherine said...

This is just the prettiest thing ever. Only you would think of making the floral garland like that, it looks so delicate.


Low Tide High Style said...

That is a WHOLE lot of goodness...and beauty you have gathered there! Enjoy your precious family time! :)


Dorthe said...

MY OH MY !! Dear June
you must have a wonderland of lilacs,
this is amazing,-I love the idea of hanging them-I wonder if you could actually drie them like that !! Wouldn`t that be wonderful!
Your decorationes in your home are alwayes so beautiful, June- and this is gorgeous!!!
Thanks for your sweet answer ,maybe it is just imposibly to make them live inside for more than a day-or so!!
How lucky you are having visit from your daughter and grands- enjoy so very much dear- and see you soon again!!
Hugs and love,Dorthe

Nika Vintage said...

Maravillosas imagenes!! Que bonita la chimenea, esas lilas son espectaculares!

Jade said...

Oh, how I loooooooove your images, dear June!!!! Your pictures are so full of romance and I can really smell the breath taking double lilacs!! Thank you so much for all your inspiration and have a wonderful summer time!

With love, Jade

Cindy said...

Ahhhh! What a luscious bounty of lilacs! I just want to dance around in them! and fling them over my head and roll in them! Wow!


chateau chic said...

Your lilacs are stunning!! I know you'll have a wonderful time with your daughter and her family.
Mary Alice

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Oh my, oh my, what a gorgeous abundance of lilacs! Aren't you clever to display their beauty on that adorable banner. And yes, why not indeed cover the entire mantel with them! I'm sure their fragrance was intoxicating.
Enjoy this lovely week with your family, June!

wendy said...

hello beautiful lady. LOVE LILACS !!!! ours aren't even out yet. Our growing seasons up here are so slow and short. This will be MY FIRST attempt at growing a garden since moving here. We have BIG projects in the yard to do all spring/summer and fall. I'm too old for this kind of work.
I'm a little mom fell and broke her hip, so I went to stay with my sister to help (about 4 hr. drive from me) but mom passed away 3 days later. Very sad. So I haven't been home for awhile.

die Waldfee Moni said...

waht a wonderful and lovely Flower Arrangement.
Best wishes, Moni

jill said...

Oh I bet your home smells beautiful June I love Lilac's.What a lovely way to display such a beautiful flower.Love Jill xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. Oh dear, you are the queen. This post is beyond my words June. AHHHH!!!!! Anita

Tricia said...

Oh my, what prettiness! Your house must smell absolutely glorious! I LOVE lilacs. Wouldn't it be wonderful to get married in the spring and have a bouquet of lilacs and peonies?!

Vicky said...

Wonderful. Love the lilac garland, can I smell their fragrance !
Have a wonderful week with your family
XX Vicky

Inspiration Vintage & Lifestyle said...

Wow June, absolutely stunning!!!!
Wishing you a glorious day!

Marikki said...

June, what a post!! Beautiful colours!♥

Have a wonderfu week with your dearest!♥

Hugs, Marikki

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

June..I knew if I came by to see you I would leave feeling inspired and guess what....I AM!!! I love ALL your posts but this one is so beautiful I can all but smell the lilacs!! x0

Shirley Blue Gate Farm said...

Beautiful, I can almost smell them!!! They will not grow in my area, Eastern Texas Gulf Coast, but I grew up in Oklahoma with a wonderful hedge along my parents property line. Would sure love a big bouquet to place in a beautiful white vase in my entry way!!! Enjoy them for me!!!!

Mimi Sue said...

Soooo pretty! Bet your house smells amazing. Have fun with your daughter and grands. Mimi

Madelief said...

Your lilacs look absolutely enchanting June! Unfortunately I pruned our lilac tree a bit too enthusiastic two years ago, so we only have to blooms this year...

Have a lovely day!

Madelief x

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous lilacs!! I can almost smell them. :)

Carolyn said...

Wow! Love your lilacs and what a great display you have made of them.

Ours are just coming into bloom now.

Enjoy your visit with your daughter and grands.


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The Tablescaper said...

I love how you hung the lilacs over your mantel! Spectacular.

- The Tablescaper

Ivy and Elephants said...

The mantle is just a dream! Love the clothes pin idea, so cute!

Alina said...

Absolute perfection !!!
My favorite flower,reminds me of my childhood in Poland .
Sending hugs and sunshine !

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

How beautiful your home is with all the wonderful lilac and must be heavenly with the fragrance around.
Enjoy your special time with your daughter and grands and it is always fun catching up again.
Sending hugs

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

In a word.....gorgeous!

Deborah said...

June this is gorgeous!!!
I love lilacs so much and you have made a haven of them here.
Such beauty, such a heavenly scent!
Have a wonderful and memorable visit with your daughter and grandchildren!!!
See you later xo

All my heart,
Deborah xoxoox

A Magical Whimsy said...

The lilac blossoms look so very beautiful! You have arranged them with such an eye for loveliness.
My mother has fond memories of lilac bushes while growing up in Texas. And her mother also loved lilacs.
Very lovely post!
Teresa in California

One Shabby Old House said...

Dear June,
Your photo is just stunningly beautiful!! You always leave me wanting to see more.
Enjoy those grandbabies. I too have had mine this past week and enjoyed every single exhausting minute of it! There has been so much energy in the house my lights and air should come on for free!

awal.ny said...

June, Don't you just wish that you could have your favorite flower bloom all season long. Love your pictures. Spring is in full swing, loving all the colors coming. Have a wonderful week. Alaina

Rostrose said...

Dearest June,
thank you for this wonderful sight! I can almost smell the lilacs. I have currently decorated our living room with peonies - and for I know how much you love these flowers, I have constantly to think of you in view of this decoration! :o))
Warm hugs from Austria, Traude

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Your lilacs are beautiful and I can almost smell their wonderful fragrance. I hope you are having a great week with your daughter and grands.

Sandy said...

Wow, what a fire place. Have a most wonderful chatching up with your daughter.


Ana said...

Absolutely beautiful Ms. June. Just the eye candy I need to start my day. Thank you.

Much lovin'