“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!”
Ok, ok, so maybe it’s more like the second ‘most wonderful time of the year’ since I know that honor really goes to Christmas.
But, I honestly cannot properly convey to you just how much I love Spring and, most especially, when my lilacs are finally blooming. I snip them and bring them inside and literally bury my nose in the blossoms every time I walk by. It’s like they call out to me. My only complaint is that, like Christmas, it’s over too quickly.
So, I thought that I would celebrate this fleeting moment in time by putting together a little collection for you of lovely lilac inspired ideas and inspiration.
Houseful of Handmade has this beautiful Free Printable Vintage Seed Packet Art which would definitely be a great way to keep your love of lilacs alive all year long.
Julie Blanner has a wonderfully simple recipe for making this homemade Lilac Sugar Scrub and I can just imagine how divine my skin would smell after using this on it!
Lilac Room Spray from your’s truly 😉 means you can enjoy the fragrance of lilacs long after they’ve stopped blooming on your tree.
Lucy from Craftberry Bush is definitely crushing on lilacs and incorporates them so effortlessly into her home.
Jennifer from Town and Country Living filled every nook and cranny of this area of her kitchen with lilacs and can you just imagine how incredible the fragrance must have been?!
Our very own contributor Julie from Redhead Can Decorate created this candelabra from ceiling fan shades and filled it with lilacs.
And Mila from Jest Cafe gives an amazing step-by-step guide to creating this stunning lilac arrangement.
Do you get to enjoy lilacs where you live? What is your favorite way to use or display them?
I hope you’ve gotten some fresh lilac ideas and inspiration here today!
And I’m so glad you met me here at the fence,
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
So much gorgeous Lilac inspiration….I would love to see if I can grow it here…
What a beautiful roundup. My lilacs are in full bloom and I love bringing them indoors too! Thanks so much for including my lilac printable.
Michele (Finch Rest) says
Our lilacs are just blooming but it got cold again – was nice for a day keeping the windows open and such lovely floral scents wafting in throughout the house – now those windows are closed and my space heater is back on.
: – (
But I don’t want to complain because I just hate heat heat hot hot humid heat -so I am inNO RUSH for any of it.
Wow! Such beautiful photos and ideas. My lilacs are just beginning to show up. I planted a white lilac bush at our very first house back in 1997. Rick actually took a picture of me planting it (ha ha) because I was so excited to have a lilac bush. About 10 years later I saw the house was for sale and viewed the photos. Oh my goodness, I literally cried when I saw how large the bush had grown and it was full of huge white balls of lilacs. I just remembered this story now after seeing this post. Thanks, friend!
Julie Briones says
Lovely inspiration! And that candelabra piece from Julie… genius! (Guess what’s going on my thrift store list?!) 😉
Such beautiful pictures! We had lilacs when I was growing up. We couldn’t bring any in the house because my brother had bad allergies. I would sit next to them and read just so I could smell their wonderful fragrance. I also remember my mom cutting them to put on my sisters grave every year on her birthday (she would be 64 today). It made her headstone look beautiful.
Julie Blanner says
Beautiful ideas! Thanks for sharing my sugar scrub recipe.