Today I picked the first lilac bunches of the season.
This is the first year in a very long time that they have bloomed here before May 1st.
I paired a big handful with a few stalks of bleeding heart blooms.
My first instinct was to grab a pale blue pottery vase,
but this bright blue mid-century piece from my collection
gives these old fashion flowers a modern twist.
A few stragglers cut from the big branches combine with a branch from a blooming apple tree
to form a diminutive arrangment in this milk glass playing card holder.
The scent is already filling the house,
and I'm giddy with excitement that the fresh cut blooms season has arrived!