Monday, April 26, 2010


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!


  1. Oh, I just love lilacs! Ours are starting to bloom, too. They always seem to bloom just in time for my daughter's birthday (next week), so we can have a nice big vase full for her parties.

    Your arrangements are beautiful!

  2. It smells soooooo good inside and out right now. My b-day is next week too-Taurus girls rock!:)

  3. I just stumbled onto your blog and think.....I have fallen in love!!! I love pie and I love that you post the great recipe!! I will be back to visit!!!:)

  4. Hi Honey Lamb, and welcome!
    So glad that you stumbled in......
    Every Friday is PIE DAY, and there's lots of fun stuff in between, so visit often. (and feel free to make suggestions for pie trials!)

  5. My lilacs and apple trees are blossoming now, too~ everything smells so wonderful!