Tuesday, May 18, 2010

For the love of lilacs...

Lilacs are absolutely one of my most favourite things about Spring - from their intoxicating fragrance, to the most gorgeous range of my favourite shades of colour - ranging from a deep violet blue, to a pale, dusty pink to a rich shades of magenta and heliotrope - and all the delightful shades in between. They say scent has the strongest link to memory and for me, lilacs just bring back beautiful memories of waking up late to the sound of the rain at the window and a soft breeze carrying the most delicious, delicate scent; going for long romantic Spring walks in New York, gathering little bouquets from street side vendors and stealing kisses under the umbrella...

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(the very best kisses are from the one who loves you most in the whole world...)


{Photos: 1- Amy Neunsinger, 2- Tracy Hughs on Flickr, 3- via Meet Me in Milan, 4 - Kristy Bee, 5- Marie Claire Maison via Aubrey Road, 6- Imagemakercan on Flickr, 7- Hans Blomquist via thisisglamorous, 8,10- the talented Rosie Hardy on Flickr, 9- MarieClaireMaison}



So sorry about my scarcity around the web lately, have been a little under the weather and out of sorts. Thank you all for your messages! Feeling so much better - ready to drink in the lilacs and can't wait to sit down later with a big cup of tea and a few moments to catch up on all your lovely blogs.
xo

25 comments:

Maria Felix said...

I want that bedroom.

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh my goodness you just had me fall in love with lilacs. Every picture you chose was perfect. And can we please talk about that mirror and bedroom? Wonderful!

SogniSorrisi said...

What gorgeous photos! Love lilacs.

Alicia Clinton said...

glad you are feeling better:) i have missed your posts--they are always absolutely gorgeous and so well-written! hope your tuesday is good!

Daniella said...

Love, love, love lilacs! One of my favourites... hope you're feeling better! Our up and down weather surely hasn't helped... I hope the long weekend will be warmer!

A Perfect Gray said...

lovely...

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh I adore lilacs. the color and the flowers. wonder if they might grow well in my weather?

{r} said...

too funny -- an upcoming post on lilacs as well and the only overlapping photo is the one with the white chair :)

glad you're feeling better and wishing you a lovely rest of the week,
xo

Nienke at Revel said...

Why oh why can't lilacs last all year round? Imagine how happy we would be all the time :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

These are all gorgeous! Love lilacs! I've been trying to keep them in the house lately. Hope you feel better. I'm under the weather myself. Sending good wishes your way! xoxo

Adrienne S. said...

I am in love with that bathroom. Perfect pretty purple...

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

how lovely and serene. i am seriously loving your blog!
xoxo alison

p.s. you might be interested in checking out the DIY bubble chandelier post i did on my blog.
http://froufroufashionista.blogspot.com/2010/05/bubble-chandelier-diy.html

Sarah Klassen said...

So pretty, Sharalee! I love lillac, and was just about to make a post on it as well :)

Wishing you a lovely day,
xoxo

Lyndsy @ L Kae Interiors said...

Beautiful collection of images! I LOVE the sconces in the Lilac Bedroom!

tape_queen said...

oh how I would love to frolic in a bed of lilacs with my dog :)

Elissa said...

love all of these finds! this past weekend i actually drove past a lilac parade! you would have loved it.

Splendid Willow said...

All lovely dear! Reminds me of my end of year school celebrations in Sweden. Summer was in the air and our teachers were always flooded with gorgeous and great smelling lilacs and surrounded by smiling faces!

A warm hug,

Mon

Iva said...

these are beautiful! I love the mix of purple and grey {and I used the 3rd to last picture a few days ago too :) I LOVE IT!}

Caton Ann Morris said...

i feel more relaxed after reading this post, i love the color and rhw flower!

Brandi said...

Lilacs are my absolute favorite. My grandmother had big bushes of them in her yard. I've been filling my room with them every chance I get. I used to say that I wanted a fall wedding, but I might need to have a spring one just to take advantage of all the lilacs. And I love these room. So perfectly inspired.

Annette Piper said...

What beautiful, serene photos! (Well except for the photo with the dog, that just looks fun!)

Geisslein said...

such a beautiful post - love every single picture...have a lovely day!

Charlotta Ward said...

Lilacs are one of my favourite flowers and they bloom in abundance in most Swedish gardens in early June. They are synonymous with the end of school before the two months break kids have every summer. Great memories that are always brought back when I smell lilacs in the air!

xx Charlotta

Lana said...

All so pretty, can't even choose a favourite, sigh...

Connie said...

Lilacs don't really gorw well here in Southern California. I miss them so much. Thank you for the memories!

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