{the scent of lilacs}

Can think of fewer things more relaxing at the moment than a cozy weekend in a French country cottage by the ocean, the mist of saltwater intermingled with the scent of deep purple lilacs . . .

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{images: both better homes and gardens, 2 also via apartment therapy chicago}

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Blogger Dallas Shaw said...

pretty, I just picked up a bunch of old glass jars for spring. This top photo makes me want to use them today!


February 27, 2009  
Blogger [J] said...

Those lavender lilacs make me crave Summer even more!!

February 27, 2009  
Blogger Romantic Pansy said...

beautiful color, i love it! :D spring is coming!

February 27, 2009  
Anonymous Betsy said...

My grandmother used to have a very big bush of those flowers in the backyard, hanging over the garage. So beautiful and they smell so wonderful! I long for spring...

Have a lovely weekend.

Love, Betsy.

February 27, 2009  
Blogger Amber said...

Damn, now I hate my house. This is so lovely.

February 27, 2009  
Blogger Daniella said...

Ok, seriously... this may sound weird but everything you post I love! lol. So pretty!

February 27, 2009  
Blogger Millie said...

I love, love lilacs. Makes me miss living in a place where they grow, no lilacs here in the desert.

February 27, 2009  
Blogger Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

The deep purple lilacs photo is SO beautiful! And the bedroom looks so inviting! Purple lilac is my favorite color.
Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend!

February 27, 2009  
Blogger Blue Muse said...

While we have the sea air, Lilacs, sadly, aren't something we have around here - they are so beautiful and they remind me so much of my grandmother's house back east, though - very good, wonderful memories when I see that photo - thank you for that!
Happy Weekend!
xo Isa

February 27, 2009  
Blogger Suzanne said...

I know everyone will think I'm insane for saying this but I actually can't stand the scent of lilacs... however I think they are one of the most beautiful flowers!

February 27, 2009  
Blogger Tina said...

a weekend away in a French country cottage by the ocean sounds amazing! especially if i get to stay in a place as pretty as this one :)

February 27, 2009  
Anonymous chelsea said...

Oh boy!This is right up my alley.

February 27, 2009  
Blogger Sarah Arkanoff said...

Refreshing! I can almost smell the lilacs, and hear the ocean...



February 27, 2009  
Blogger diamondsinchampagne said...

Love the colour lilac and especially love the smell of the gorgeous flower!

February 27, 2009  
Blogger Trixy Tran said...

The first photo is so beautiful. I can just imagine the fragrance and beauty of it.

February 27, 2009  
Blogger A Day That Is Dessert said...

I love, love lilacs - the smell, the color...

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

February 27, 2009  
Blogger Draffin Bears said...

Very pretty vase of lilac and I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog.
thank you.

Have a great weekend

February 27, 2009  
Blogger Bostonista said...

I love those colors for bedrooms. That first picture looks like spring to me! lovely lovely.

February 28, 2009  
Blogger The Curio Keeper said...

Thank you so much for the lilacs. Some of my earliest memories are lilac-scented, and even a picture of the tiny flowers is enough for me to remember their lovely smell.

February 28, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree :)

February 28, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The scent of lilacs is one of my faves---they are always in bloom around my birthday and my mom would sneak into people's yards and trim big bouquets to have in the house when I woke up on the big day---such a happy memory smell!

February 28, 2009  
Blogger MJ said...

I am closing my eyes and wishing i was there!

February 28, 2009  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

that room is so lovely!

February 28, 2009  
Blogger Cali Girl said...

i love lilacs.. they remind me of both of my grandmas. pics are so pretty too.

March 01, 2009  
Blogger alice said...

I am in visual heaven here at your blog... you have some of the most beautiful photographs posted!

March 01, 2009  
Blogger Laura [What I Like] said...

I am dying for spring to arrive...there are signs of it everywhere...these lilacs are a prime example. God they are gorgeous!

March 01, 2009  
Blogger Belle said...

Mmm Lilacs ♥

March 02, 2009  
Anonymous The Stylish Copywriter said...

A perfect room in the perfect seaside cottage!

March 03, 2009  
Blogger Joanna Goddard said...

that bedroom looks SO inviting.

March 03, 2009  
Blogger A Gift Wrapped Life said...

I used to carry armfuls to my mom that were borrowed from the trees lining alleyways in our neighborhood. She never asked where I got thme and I never told!
Lilacs evoke special mmeories.

March 03, 2009  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

Daniella – not at all – just the opposite, actually, and thank you!

Millie, Blue Muse, The Curio Keeper, Cali Girl, A Gift Wrapped Life – so many of us have such wonderful memories of lilacs – there is something quite special about these tiny flowers and their heady, wonderful fragrance . . .

citysage – what a fantastic thing to wake up to! Your mother sounds lovely :)

Alice – thank you!

Hope everyone is having a great first week of March. As always, thank you for taking the time to say hello :)


March 04, 2009  
Blogger AnastasiaC said...

i adore these images!! i recently did a post on my favourite shade - purple!! love it!

March 04, 2009  
Anonymous decortherapia said...

Such an inspiring post. Love your blog!! Cheers from Buenos Aires!!

March 04, 2009  
Anonymous Kelsey said...

I can't wait for lilacs to bloom. Even if only for a few short weeks.

March 06, 2009  
Blogger Diane said...

Just seeing those lovely lilac colors makes me happy

March 08, 2009  

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