Lovely Lilacs

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I am absolutely enamored with this photo by Elizabeth Messina. A bouquet of lilacs wrapped with a rope of pearls-what could be more beautiful?

My parents' home has an enormous lilac bush, and growing up I loved to place an enormous bouquet of them on my bedside table; now the smell of them reminds me of my childhood bedroom. Does the scent of lilac (or any other flower, for that matter) remind you of anything?

22 comments:

  1. It does, it reminds me of the house where I spent most of my childhood, my parents also had two huge lilac bushes and we would pick them and put them in little glass cups around the house :)

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  2. Oh my parents also had lilacs! I always thought they were beautiful!... They also had a jasmine tree and every time we move (if we are not in the tropics) I try to buy one because its smell reminds me of home :(

    Have a lovely day, friend!
    xo

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  3. what a lovely bouquet..i too am i huge fan of lilac

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  4. Lovely bouquet!
    And the scent of lilac is amazing :)

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  5. Love your blog, you have great taste and find lovely pictures!!!
    I love browsing through, although I am not even engaged.... is that bad?
    xoxo

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  6. Lilacs always make me think of spring and how exciting it is that winter is OVER. Love that scent!

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  7. This photo is wonderful!
    I love lilac!

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  8. This is a lovely bouquet! I couldn't stop smelling my bouquet, the ivory garden roses smelled so good!

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  9. Oh I love the smell of lilac, it reminds me of spring

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  10. this photo is beautiful...i love all flower photos

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  11. it looks so miniature!
    and i don't really associate smells with things... i know it's odd, but i tend to recognise sound more than anything

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  12. Nothing makes me think of spring like the smell of lilacs. So beautiful.

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  13. This is so perfect. Lilacs remind me of my childhood, too.

    Growing up on the farm in Canada I had a big lilac bush outside my bedroom window. I always knew when it was spring because the birds would come and sit in the tree outside my window and within weeks my room would smell lovely from the lilacs blooming on the tree.

    You've taken me back!

    xoxo,
    Carrie

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  14. aww such a beautiful picture! and I love the smell of lilac... reminds me of my mom ;)

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  15. I love that picture, those flowers are very beautiful. A lot of flowers reminded me of my childhood but at the moment I can't name one.

    Xoxo
    Sarah

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  16. I love lilacs! This bouquet is my dream. xo

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  17. Lilacs are just so dreamy and romantic... The color the fragrance sigh... love! Paired with pearls? Perfection!
    xo tash

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  18. Lilacs remind me of sun-drenched kitchens on summer mornings with open windows and stacks of pancakes. Sweet childhood nostalgia.

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  19. I love lilacs so much! I wish I could bottle their scent and spray it everywhere.

    And that's so cool you went on your first date to see chamber music. Me and my husband did that for our second date. They played Bach, I think...

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  20. what a beautiful picture. the beautiful scent of Boxwood shrubs reminds me of my parents home.

    xo

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  21. For a split second, I thought this was a ring and was awestruck. It's awfully lovely as a bouquet, too!

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  22. look at you, you are such a celebrity now. i <3 you. ok done catching up with my commenting now :)

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