It’s Springtime and the Lilacs are blooming – except in my yard! Last year my lilac suffered from powdery mildew and it was in bad shape because I didn’t catch it in time. I trimmed it back to the ground in the fall – so this year, I only have one bloom! But, one of the wonderful things about living in Lancaster County is that there are so many roadside stands run by the plain people selling flowers that they grow in their gardens.
Yesterday I was out running some errands and saw a stand by the road full of colorful lilac bouquets! I quickly pulled over, hopped out, and picked a few bunches (if you can’t read the part of the sign that is partly folded over part of the sign, it says “put money in blue box”) – you don’t see that much anymore!
I brought the lilacs home and arranged them in my Mary and Martha Grace & Gratitude Pitcher.
I had so many lilacs that I cut some smaller and arranged those in an ironstone creamer.
Then I remembered my friend, Angie from Knick of Time, had a free music printable a few weeks back titled “May Flowers”.
I downloaded and printed it on card stock and then put it in a frame I had on hand to create a vignette for my buffet.
So simple, yet so lovely!
Stop by Angie’s blog to download and print your own copy of the “May Flowers” sheet music. And, if you are interested in the Mary and Martha Grace & Gratitude Pitcher – you can purchase it from my Mary and Martha shop HERE.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned. Tonight, we are taking Mark’s Mom & Dad to a new creamery! Sarah just got a job there and has been raving about the quality of the ice cream, so we are anxious to try it out! Then tomorrow morning, Sarah and I are going to a Mother’s Day Tea – my first mother’s day tea with a daughter! Follow me on Facebook and instagram to see some pics!
On Sunday I’ll be back here with a post about the things that remind me of my Mom. She’s been gone now for almost 15 years and it’s just now getting to the point that I remember all the good things and happy times without so much grief. I hope you will stop back to read about the little things that remind me of my Mom.
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