Monday, April 22, 2013

Rustic Spring Lilacs

It's a new day and the start of a new week (insert deep breath and sigh of relief here).  It's hard to miss the scent of a Lilac.  Well... it is for me.  It's crazy how a familiar scent can whip you back to a specific moment in time.  

When I was growing up, my mom used to be in a bowling league with all her girlfriends.  Side note: The thought of this is still hilarious to me. Try to picture The Real Housewives of Talbot's getting together every Wednesday to rock a few strikes and spares while sipping coffee and nibbling on Dunkin' Donuts Crullers - all while not chipping a single manicured nail.  LOL!  Anyway, in the parking lot of Candlewood Pins there were Lilac bushes.  In the Spring, my mom would snip a few branches, bring them home and put them in a vase on my bedside table.  So sweet right?!  

On Sunday, the huge display of vibrant purple Lilacs at Whole Foods stopped me in my tracks.  I was immediately hit with that sweet honey & vanilla scent of a Lilac.  And it brought me right back to 1986 listening to my Cindy Lauper "True Colors" tape cassette while dancing in my bedroom in my Massachusetts home.  Needless to say, I brought some home and put together an arrangement in some rustic bud vases I scored at World Market.

Still sending my thoughts and prayers to everyone in Boston.  I miss my city.  Boston Strong 4-eva!


  1. They are beautiful. Our Whole Foods has lilac bushes. I am seriously considering planting a couple!!

  2. My absolute favorite flower scent. Our lilac tree is just about to bloom and I can't WAIT!

  3. SO pretty! I need to see if World Market still has these-love!


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