May 23, 2011

Lilacs and the photo shoot

Hello Everyone!
 My lilacs have finally bloomed!  I planted this bush outside the kitchen window three years ago and I can finally see the starburst blooms while washing dishes!  Why did I wait so long?  It's been so cool and rainy lately that I haven't been tempted to open the window for a whiff of their lovely scent though.

Instead, I'm very happy to cut my first blooms for the coffee table.  What a difference fresh flowers make! 

The sparkling crushed shells make a nice base to place some pretty things on. Very beachy and I love the texture.  I found it at JoAnne's Fabrics.

I need to find a bigger candle for the glass holder before the photo shoot with Fifi & Mark in June. Just working on some last minute things now.  One more piece of furniture to paint, a chandelier to hang and the search is on for the perfect pair of panels for the bedroom door. A great opportunity to get some things done that I've been wanting to accomplish for a while now!
Tracey from French Larkspur just had her photo shoot with Fifi.  Can't wait to see her beautiful home in an upcoming Jeanne d'Arc magazine!   AND, I'll be featuring Tracey's mantel for June so be sure to stop by for that next week.

Hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend!  I'll post some pics of my trip to Bountiful in Venice, CA soon.



A Cottage Muse said...


Bethany said...

Wow - look at those lilacs!!! Really stunning. Must smell divine.

Susan said...

Lovely lilacs, Roberta! I can sense the excitement in your post about your upcoming photo shoot. I'm sure your home will be picture perfect when Fifi arrives and captures its' beauty.
Good luck and enjoy!
- Susan

Lynn said...

Those lilacs are beautiful. So excited to hear about how the photo shoot goes in June. Am thrilled for you. I missed actually meeting FiFi at Posh and Palm here in Florida when they did the celebration for her first book. Hopefully, for her second book I will meet her. Enjoy your trip to CA.

Leah - The Inside Story said...

Beautiful lilacs. Fresh flowers really do make a difference don't they? Love them!!! Leahx

Shannon said...

I just found your blog through Tracey over at French Larkspur so I have some catching up to do but so far everything is beautiful!

High Street Cottage said...

Hello Roberta, I'm stopping by via Tracey's blog over at French Larkspur. Such a wonderful blog and I love the Mantle of the Month. Following now so I won't miss a thing.

Natasha said...

Your flowers are so pretty and your photos are gorgeous! Great vignette too.

Hope your week has been fabulous!

Best wishes,

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Simply glad Tracey led me to you!!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh my gosh! The color is just amazing!!

m ^..^

Kerry Rossow said...

The lilacs are gorgeous! Best smell on the planet!
Kerry at

Shabbyfufu said...

Thanks for stopping by this morning sweets, LOVE those lilacs...which we don't have here.

Don't worry about the Fifi shoot...she will change everything around & make your gorgeous home look perfect!

I haven't said much, but she's supposed to come down here to me in the Fall once again:-)