After we came home from vacation on the weekend I was VERY pleasantly surprised to see a very nice lilac bush! It was in our yard and I was so excited I even did a happy dance! Even though it was pouring rain, I went out with my umbrella and cut a few flowers off the bush and put them in a milk glass vase. They made the house smell so amazing and spring-like! Today when i got home I realized the flowers I had cut were done so I went out and cut some more. Those tiny, little, purpley pink flowers have me hooked and I just can't get enough. Today I cut enough for 3 vases worth and my house smells like spring.
I thought I'd share a few pictures of my little beauties......
I put the flowers in a little Ball jar I had and then put the jar in this watering can. The watering can was from Target in their dollar area and I paid $2.50 for it. It was galvanized metal, but I put a coat of matte black spray paint on it and I think it's so cute!
How can you not smile when you see these little flowers?
I have no idea how long lilacs bloom or are in season and I don't even want to think about it. I'm enjoying these little bits of spring in the house. Although my Son told me he couldn't believe I would hurt nature like that. I told him I don't stand outside all day staring at the flowers so I needed to bring some inside. He said, "Maybe you should put some in your car then." Hmmmmm now there's an idea!