Monday, April 2, 2012

Lilacs & Lavender!

I love Spring! 
This afternoon my dear neighbor Jackie left these beautiful lilacs & lavender at my door! She has a green thumb that I admire so. Thank you Jackie! I quickly went to work setting up a special place for them.
She bunched the lavender up ready for drying.
These are California Lilacs. They smell heavenly!
This is my old farm bin table that sits at the end of my long kitchen island. I have had this bin table for many years now. I have used it in 3 of my homes as a entry table, a kitchen island, outside to serve during the summer and now where it stays, well for the time being!
I didn't notice this until editing this last picture ... my little white dog Samantha is in this picture! Can you find her? Hint: pink bow! 
Have a wonderful day & Happy Easter!

25 comments:

Myrna said...

Oh so beautiful!!!
Your little girl is so tiny and gorgeous.
Myrna

Lorrie said...

I love your lilacs. We still have a few weeks to wait here. Gorgeous photos.

Terra said...

A friend who would surprise you with a lilac bouquet is a friend to prize. You displayed the lilacs and lavender very artfully.

Maggie Ann said...

Ooh, those are gorgeous! Lilacs and lavender. I think somewhere in AZ they harvest lavender. I'd like to see a field of just lavender. Wouldn't it be fabulous. Our little lavender plant is tough but weedy looking. I like your bin table too. What a delightful thing that is...and I don't see your little Samatha. I must look again. Happy Easter to you....

Julie Harward said...

What a nice neighbor...I am loving Spring too. Lovely way to set them up and yes, I found Samantha! ;)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What gorgeous lilacs!! Very sweet of your friend.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

grammycarolynn (flickr) said...

Dearest Maryjane,
Oh, how I yearn for the sweet smell of lilac! I have two lilac bushes that will begin blooming after our snowy weather ebbs. I live in Central Oregon and, yesterday, on April Fools Day, it snowed!
Your blog is lovely...a treat for the eyes!
Blessings,
Carolynn.....grammycarolynn(flickr)

Cozy Little House said...

Far right. I see her! I love the old table, and the lavender!
Brenda

BeWitnWise said...

Wow! You take such amazing pictures! I love the smell of lavender and lilacs.

Would you mind taking a quick peek at our family's newest addition? I would love to hear what you think about them.
http://bewitnwise.blogspot.com/2012/03/surprise.html

XOXO Cassandra ♥

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh my, such lavendar heaven! The colors are gorgeous on the lilac and goes so well with your transferware!

NanaDiana said...

LOL- I had to look really hard to find Samanatha. I thought she was hiding on the table or something. Beautiful lavender vignette. I LOVE lilacs and I LOVE your transferware! xo Diana

C'est moi Claudette said...

What a wonderful neighbour you have MJ. Your sweet little fur baby had to be in that pretty picture ; )
Happy Spring in CA. Not here yet.... but soon.
xoxoxoxo
P.S. I still want to make your soap soooo badly. I can't find the right ingredients ; (
xoxo

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Those lilacs are just beautiful!!! I need to bring more lovely flowers into my home, too :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

wendy said...

I had to look hard...but yup, I found here. Lilacs are wonderful and I LOVE them. and lavendar...my goodness what a wonderful combination of wonderful aromas.

Karen said...

What a nice neighbor! I love your pretty display. I see your little doggie friend with the pink bows. Very sweet. I love your table. xx

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Mary Jane,
I love the smell of lilacs...one of my favorite times of spring when they are in full bloom. Thank you for sharing the photos. It will be another month before we have them here.

Have a terrific Tuesday. ~Natalie

Kristina said...

I can't wait for lilacs to bloom here. Lavender too.

craftyles said...

The lilacs are gorgeous. I remember that smell from when I was a kid in Illinois. Too hot here in Tx. Your photos are beautiful. Your little dog is such a cutie!

Karen Bates said...

I can't believe you have flowers already...Lilac even! Beautiful...and Sam is so cute!! I have a table just like that one!

A Vintage Chic said...

What a kind friend you have, Maryjane! I really, really think there's nothing much better than lavender & lilacs in the spring...mine are just starting to go--a little colder up here!

And I LOVE that old farm table of yours! What a wonderful find!

Wishing you the most wonderful day, dear friend...

Julie

Kris said...

Beautiful gifts!! Lilacs grow wild up in Big Bear and their scent is just heavenly! I have tried to grow them here, and could not get them to flower! Love that table. Love it!
:) Kris

Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs said...

How beautiful! I so love lavender and was so excited to find that mine have a load of buds on it! So looking forward to them opening. I'm a new follower and would love for you to link up to my Frugal Treasures Tuesday party going on until Sunday. I found you via Facebook.

Joy said...

I love the smell of lilacs! Ours is blooming too ;)
Have a Happy Easter!

corners of my life said...

The pictures are so beautiful that I believe I can smell them right through the computer.

Arlene2 said...

Hi Maryjane,

I absolutely love Lilacs. Always have. Unfortunately they don't grow where we live now. So good to see pictures of them and when I close my eyes I can almost smell their lovely fragrance. Thanks.