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Monday, March 30, 2015

Lilac Blooms for an Easter Bouquet

Our backyard has the most wonderful spring smell from the lilac bush in our neighbors yard.

I couldn't resist clipping a few blossoms from the limbs that hang over the fence into our yard.  (we are good friends with our neighbor,  and they don't mind)

I hunted up some more lavender decor to do a sweet Easter vignette on the kitchen counter

I pulled out some lavender crocheted pieces that my mother made back in the 50's

I put my bouquet in the "hub" of the house so we can smell the lilacs in almost every room

Sign of spring are coming out all over the yard....

The lilac bush has just started to bloom,  so the house should smell like spring for several days

With Easter just a few days away,  things are getting hectic around our,  if I don't have time to do another post....
.Have a Blessed Easter


  1. Oh, Penny! I am so jealous of your lilac blossoms! :) Lilacs and peonies are my favorites and I so look forward to enjoying the flowers from my 12 lilac bushes each year. Your home is lovely and I always enjoy reading your posts. Thank you for taking the time to share!

  2. Your yard is looking wonderful and I love seeing all the purple in your sweet home! I am sure those lilacs smell divine!

  3. The lilacs look so pretty in your home! I just adore lilacs and hope to get my first one this year. I grew up with Lilacs in our yard. My neighbor has a white Lilac and I just love it. They smell so beautiful!!! Happy Easter Penny!

  4. quel bonheur de voir du lilas
    les miens ne sont toujours pas en fleurs
    du lila mauve et blanc
    bonne journée
    edith (iris) France

  5. The lilac is so beautiful and I'm sure that your entire house smells amazing! Have a wonderful Easter!

    Upholstery cleaners Hammersmith

  6. Very pretty vignette! Love lilacs..

  7. Muito bonito a sua decoração , amo lilás também! Tenha um bom dia!
    Att: Dora

  8. Musi pięknie pachnieć. Lubię lilaki !!!

  9. I am amazed that you have lilacs!! We have just the beginnings of buds on the lilacs.
    Everything looks so charming and that even a word??? It so does not feel like Easter will be this week here. It is snowing here right now but thank goodness it is not sticking to the roads but it is sticking in the grass....
    Have a wonderful Easter with your family. I am working the whole weekend as it is not a Holiday for us but it s my weekend to work. The kids are coming on Sunday for Easter dinner...


  10. how wonderful to be able to share your neighbors bush and how wonderful your house must smell. Like your mug tree with all your different cups and how special to have crocheted items of your moms, I know I treasure the ones I have from my mom and mother in law, Gorgeous home!

  11. Those are my VERY FAVORITE spring flower (bush one). There is nothing like the smell of Lilacs in a house , is there? Love the mug tree, too.

    Thanks for the comment about on my blog about the veterans today. I really appreciate it. xo Diana

  12. SO pretty. I miss the lilac's that used to grow over our porch in Portland Oregon. You don't see many of them in Southern California. I wonder why. My grandmother made one of those grape doily's and I loved it and used it for many, many years. I am always on the lookout for one in my garage sale foray's. Everything so Easterish and like Springtime...lovely, Penny. I caved and added an old piece of lace to the fireplace mantel. :) It was just a strip of dirty old lace..washed it up and it turned out so pretty. You are a great influence!

  13. Gorgepus lilac blooms! I love all the lavender touches and decors. Happy Easter to you and your family.

  14. WOW lilacs already. Ours won't be ready for a couple of months

  15. Beautiful Penny! I love all the purple.

  16. Happy Easter Penny! Lilacs have the most wonderful fragrance, I can't wait for our to bloom. I love your header photo and all the others...your house looks so abundantly Springy. I'm so ready for winter to be over. Thanks for sharing and giving us hope. haha Hugs,

  17. Hi Penny, I have been swooning over those lilacs and your very pretty Spring Vignette. Reminds me of both my mother's and grandmother's yard, and hopefully the cuttings my mom is taking, she'll be able to gift me. Thank you for sharing and visiting at Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday! Looking forward to see you next week!
    xo Christine @CherishingaSweetLife

  18. Loving the lilac theme. Thank you for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things, hope to see you again next week. Happy Easter!

  19. Simply gorgeous! The Lilacs are so pretty and speak of Spring :) Thank you so much for sharing your lovely post with Roses of Inspiration. May you have a beautiful Easter. Hugs!

  20. I absolutely love lilacs, they are a sign of spring.

  21. This looks amazing! You are so talented. Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  22. Our lilac bush has not started to bloom yet. I can't wait because they smell so wonderful. I have a few doilies like yours! Thanks so much for sharing at the This Is How We Roll link party! See you on Thursday!

  23. Penny, Oh I bet your house smells just luscious! I love the sweet scent of Lilacs! I have 5 bushes, but all are still small. They are just in bud. Can't wait till they bloom. I will bring some indoors to enjoy. Your purple vignettes are so sweet. Hope you had a lovely Easter! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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