May 9, 2014

Lilacs on the Mantel...

 
I brought in my basket of Lilacs
I shared in yesterdays post...
 

 
and went for an ultra simple,
yet decadent arrangement...
 


 
I keep the front parlor
closed at night,
and each morning when I open the doors
 the scent is overwhelming...
 
amazing...
intoxicating...
 


 
I have been picking up these jars
for years at garage sales....
 


 
some of the jars have a diamond pattern,
some a lattice pattern....
 
I think it gives them
a fanciful twist...
 
this big ones usual job is holding
fresh pickles in the summer...
 
I have heard they were old coffee jars....
 



 


 

 
my Love Affair with Lilacs continues...
 
I am linking up to...
 
 
Happy Weekend!

19 comments:

Ruth said...

What a beautiful love affair with Lilacs Bella... I do not know how you make such beautiful decors and take such beautiful pictures... I so enjoy coming here.

Have a great weekend!!

Deb said...

Lilacs are a favorite of mine and you have displayed them so beautifully. I love the lilac paired with white. So, so pretty. We are still waiting for ours to bloom here in Ontario, Canada. Soon...

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I love lilacs and I can smell them here in my office. Your mantle is stunning and the vases look so well with the Lilac's in them.
Thanks so much for sharing them with us Bella.
Happy Mothers Day. I wonder what the girls have in store for you --
Mary

Heaven's Walk said...

Such gorgeous photos, Bella! I can imagine how heavenly your parlor smells in the morning! What a beautiful way to start your day! :) Lilacs hold a special place in my heart because of the huge old bush we had in my childhood back yard right next to where I helped my mom hang the laundry. Sweet memories.... :)

xoxo laurie

Rose L said...

I love the variations of color--so pretty!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Bella, I'm love affair with your Lilacs, they are stunning! I believe I can smell them from here!

Have a great weekend~

Nancy

Beverly said...

Ooh, I am so glad you linked this post to Pink Saturday. I can close my eyes and imagine the smell. I love the lilac filled jars on your mantel. And, that little bird on your egg dish has captured my heart.

Thank you for all you do to make Pink Saturdays special.♥

White Lace and Promises said...

Love this. I don't see those jars often. Love your style and enjoy your blog. I can smell the lilacs.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

It's like this room was made for lilacs! So beautiful. Love your beautiful collection of jars. What a sweet indulgence it all is!

bj said...

Lilacs are my first love, too. My mama always...ALWAYS...had lilac bushes in her front and back yards.
I grew up loving them.
Love your jars, too...I must watch for these at sales.
ox

CIELO said...

Lilacs... I love lilacs and miss mines so much... enjoy.

Cielo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Bella! I can just imagine how good it smells at your house! : )

Gayle said...

Oh, they are just beautiful Bella! I do love the jugs too. Have a lovely weekend.

Susan Clayton said...

So pretty! My lilacs are just coming on. I am going to pick a bouquet for my mom this morning. Love the jars. So homey yet you make them look as elegant.

Alessandra said...

I love the lilacs in the jars. A such beautiful arrangement and your home is dreamy
Kisses
Alessandra

Deborah Montgomery said...

How lovely! those jars are beautiful too, have never seen any like them. And your parlor is gorgeous. I can't wait for our lilacs to bloom. They have such a lovely scent.

Martha said...

love the lilacs on the mantle and I bet the room smells heavenly -- sigh, ours are gone until next year!

June said...

OMG! Bella these photos are gorgeous!!! Your lilacs are so pretty and WOW!, do they look beautiful with your wall color (which by the way, is my favorite in all of blogland!) My lilacs are just coming on today and I'm a little excited as I know you know how I feel.
sending hugs...

lynn said...

so lovely, bella! love the big window with the jars of lilacs--enjoy your week!