A Fresh Lilac Arrangement to Brighten Your Home

April 20, 2010 at 2:55 pm , by

Spring is here! Need proof? Aside from my occasional allergy attacks and the absence of warm winter boots in storefront windows (never did get around to purchasing that pair I so longed for) fresh lilac is abundant! I walked past the flower stall on my street this morning and there it was—the sweet fragrance of spring in full purple bloom. I grabbed several bunches and threw together this arrangement. It makes me want to eat a pastry, drink a mimosa, and sing to the hills like Fraulein Maria. I don’t know why.

Here’s a tip: remove all of the leaves from the stems for a clean and simple arrangement. I like to use a large, wide-mouthed vase for a Provencal look. These Regency Long Tom grey pots from Restoration hardware would look amazing on just about any table. What type of floral arrangement screams spring to you?

4 Responses to “A Fresh Lilac Arrangement to Brighten Your Home”

  1. I love that photo!


  2. You have changed the way I arrange flowers!


  3. Yum! I’m a lilac girl too. The smell = spring to me.


  4. I hold out for peonies in May. They’re my favorite flowers – in looks and smell – but they’re only around for a little while. I’ve finally gotten to the point where my hubby just knows to get them for Mother’s Day – without being reminded!