5/21/2012

Lilacs in the Living Room





Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!

Wow...I bet you thought that I dropped off the face of the earth.  It has
 been awhile since I last posted.  It has been busy...busy...here at my place.
  My step-son Darrin just graduated from high school...we are sooo very proud!
  And...to top things off...I have had major dental surgery/work going on.
  I'm doing much better now but it has been a rough and tough time.

Today I thought I would share a pretty bouquet of lilacs
 that I arranged for my living room.

I hope that you enjoy!
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~Lilacs in the Living Room~
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Here we are in my living room.
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A large bouquet of freshly cut lilacs grace the small table in the
 center of the "conversational area" of the living room.
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An embossed white pitcher holds the pretty purple blooms.
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Ahhhh....lilacs!
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I am smitten with their beauty and scent!
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Since we are visiting in my living room, I thought I would throw in
 a couple photos of my springtime fireplace mantel.
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Several pieces of white ironstone grace the mantel.  I love the stark
 contrast of the bright whites against the dark wood mantel
 and olive green wall color.
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You can see the reflection of the large, arched living room window
 in the glass of the art hanging above the mantel.  I love it!
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If you would like to see more of my springtime mantel...just click HERE.
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Voila...and there you have it...
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A beautiful bouquet of lilacs for the living room!
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I am joining these fabulous parties...
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Table Top Tuesday...hosted by Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life.
WOW party...hosted by Kim over at Savvy Southern Style.
Open House party...hosted by Sherry over at No Minimalist Here.
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Thank you, ladies...for hosting these lovely parties for us!
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Well my friends...I'm so happy that you stopped by for a visit today!
  Please leave me a note and let me know that you were here.  I would
 love to visit with you!
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Warmest Wishes!
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35 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Hey friend sorry to hear about your dental surgery, I know that can be painful! Your lilacs and vignette look beautiful and I bet the aroma is heavenly!! Have a super week!

Olive Cooper said...

Chari, elegant and simple. But oh so perfect. We have no lilacs in this heat so I am very happy indeed to see your my dear. Do take care and enjoy today. love, olive

Creations By Cindy said...

Chari, love your lilacs! So pretty! Have missed you lately! Where ya been? Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Chubby Chieque said...

Hello dear Chari,
Been awhile not seeing you around
§;-)
I am envious with all the lilacs you have. Shame I can't put inside the house. GH is absolutely allergic with all the blossoms. Sad...

You have really a great and warm home. I love following your step and thank you for your ideas. I might bring them back home.

Happy TTT.

Hugs,
/Chie

FABBY'S LIVING said...

OMG! I just hate the dentist, so I can imagine how painful it was, dear and sweet friend Chari. Hope you're better. Your lilacs are gorgeous, what a color!! I love your vignette and beautiful living room. Hope you have a better week. Hugs,
FABBY

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I just hate to go to the dentist. So sorry about your surgery. Hope all is well now. Love your lilacs, they are stunning and your room is gorgeous. Such lovely flowers and vignettes. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Carolyn said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well.I hope you are all done of the dental surgery now.
I love the big bouquet of lilacs in your pretty living room.My should be ready for picking in a few days.
Take care,
Carolyn

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love lilacs. Yours are beautiful, Chari.

Your mantel is gorgeous!!

Sonia said...

Hi Chari,
So glad to see your post! Gorgeous lilacs!!! Mine didn't bloom this year...haven't the foggiest idea why. Love the ironstone pitcher they are in..just a perfect vase!
Your living room is beautiful! Hope you are feeling better...dental work is no picnic that is for sure! Congrats on your step-son's graduation I know you must be proud of him!
Take care,
Miss Bloomers

Marilyn said...

Lovely, lovely lilacs! And I can literally feel your pain! I was at the dentist this morning and I am so uncomfortable. Does anything work better than ibuprofen?! Still need to check out at school, but it's not happening this afternoon. Then this is my summer to do things for the yard and house. Take care, my friend.♥♫

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your lilacs are beautiful! Mine are done...but were lovely while they lasted! Hope you aren't having too much dental pain.Have a great week!

Aledia said...

Welcome back Chari!!
I hope your dental work will soon be over for you, I detest the dentist! I said I would rather go through childbirth again over going to the dentist lol...

I LOVE lilacs, they are one of my favorites and yours look so pretty in the beautiful white pitcher.

I hope you have a wonderful week!
(hugs)
Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Sandy said...

Chari, That is a beautiful arrangement, and that room always looks so beautiful and perfect no matter what the season. Nice seeing all your creativity again. Missed you.
Sandy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Ahhh, love that living room Chari!
I think you have thought of everything in there and it is pretty as a pic!
And your lilacs and pitcher, simply superb!
Our's barely bloomed this year. We had that warm and then the cold, I was so frustrated.
I hate dental surgery, it's not a fun experience.
So glad to see you back, I was starting to worry!
Big Hugs,
Cindy

Nancy's Notes said...

What a stunning arrangement of lilacs! Chari, they look gorgeous in your fabulous living room! Your colors are truly brilliant!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

What a gorgeous arrangement of lilacs! I wish mine were still blooming. I love how they look in the embossed pitcher.

AshTreeCottage said...

Your lilacs are so pretty!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Jo's This and That 3 said...

They are beautiful! Love the pitcher too!Thanks for sharing Joann

Sharing Shadymont said...

Looks wonderful Chari!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I still say you are one of the most wonderful decorators. Your colors are just wonderful..Everything is so inviting and classy!! LOVE it..so..how the heck are you Cheri?? :):)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Chari,
I finally had a bit of time to stop by and visit!

I LOVE the colors in your home. I am a big fan of deep rich colors and your home is a perfect example of such!

Just stunning!!

Hugs,
Deb

Ольга said...

Hi, Chari!
Very cozy room, beautiful fireplace. I like this combination of colors.
I love lilacs, we have it is not yet flowered.
The good weather.
With best wishes, Olga.

Rooms by Ann said...

your vignettes are beautiful.

Haddock said...

What a lovely room , with the sunlight coming in through the window.
Beautiful.

Diane said...

Such a pretty vase of lilacs and your mantel is lovely. Congratulations to your step-son and hope you are feeling better, since your dental work.

Judy Bigg said...

Hi Chari, glad to see you posting again and I think I usually dread going the dentist most of all. Your lilacs are just beautiful. I just love lilacs but their strong scent doesn't allow me to keep them in the house very long at all. Also your vignettes are lovely too, I agree that the whites are pretty against the wood of the mantel. Get better quick.

Maria Elena said...

Oh, do not mention the dentist around me! LOL I hope you are recuperating nicely. Your lilacs and your whole living room look just gorgeous! The pictures are magazine worth it! Take care of yourself!

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
So~o~o...that's where you've been, dear friend. . .the dentist??? I was sure you were off to some exotic, far away land enjoying a romatic get~away. Darn!
Your mantle is stunning! I adore the white tulips, hydrangea and ivy with all the glorious white pottery and pitchers! Your photography of the lilacs is as breathtaking as their aroma! Lovely post, dear friend...and welocme back. You were missed, indeed!
Fondly,
Pat

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Chari, I missed you! So sorry to hear that you were under the weather... hope you are feeling better, dear friend!
I can almost smell those lovely lilacs in your living room! They look just prefect in your white pitcher!!!
Aren't lilacs just the prettiest and best smelling flowers!

bj said...

I love the look and the beautiful smell of these lovely flowers.
They look really nice.
So sorry about the dental work...I hope you are feeling much much better now.
xo bj

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I just love your home. I too love the white against the dark...and the lilacs are gorgeous. They don't grow here...but so pretty!

podso said...

Char, how lovely! I would have some good conversations around those lilacs crowning the conversation area of your living room! They certainly are beautiful and among my favorites, we just don't have them down here in the south!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Chari, Sorry to hear about the dental surgery..ouch! Your lilacs are beautiful and look so pretty in your living room. Congrats to your stepson on his graduation.

Andrea said...

Your lilacs are so pretty! I adore lilacs. In fact, we just planted 11 lilac bushes in our yard over the weekend =)

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

What a beautiful statement your lilacs make! I am sure it smells amazing!