Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I'm Greedy..

Ok.. so I've decided I'm greedy.. On Mother's Day, my husband took the kids to the park for a couple of hours so that I could have some mommy time alone. I decided to go out in the yard and cut myself a bunch of lilacs.. it got a little out of control, but I'm happy that I got greedy!! ( I even cut some from an empty house next door.. shhhh.. don't tell! )
My hose smells like a little old lady spilled her perfume when she walked in the door, but I don't are.. they look great and I put them all over, even in the bathrooms!! Here are some pic's of some of the vases I put them in. The lilacs will be gone before you know it, so I thought why not enjoy some indoors, rather than have to be outside my house to see them!!

Lilac's are one of my favorite flowers. Here in Northern Michigan there is one place that we like to visit each year and often take out of town guests toand it is a real treat if you have the chance to go.. Mackinac Island..

They have a Lilac festival every June. It is an island with no motor vehicles allowed, only horses and carriages and bikesand you have to take a ferry to got there. It is a beautiful place and it really feels like stepping back in time! It's big claim to fame is the movie, "Somewhere in Time" with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour.. if you haven't seen this movie, it is a MUST!! Netflix it and you won't be disappointed. The majority of that movie was filmed on the island and most Michiganders are familar with it.

So, if you're ever in Michigan, head up North and hit Mackinac Island.. it's a must see!!

I've been so inspired by my beautiful lilac's, I just may make some Lilac colored cupcakes and get greedy with them, too!!! :)


Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi....your lilacs are simply and utterly lovely! Charming.

Those cupcakes are so beautiful!! What eye-candy!

Barb ♥

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Hi. Visiting from SITS. I love lilacs too. I had my parents bring me up some from their yard on Mother's day. I have them on my new dining room table.