The other day I noticed the lilac bush loaded with beautiful blooms so I went out to cut some and in the process was inspired to post about them. So I got to thinking and planning and here is what I came up with.
With a vase full of blooms I staged this pretty vignette on my dresser tray...
using an antique postcard on a brass easel and a stick pin holder with a few purple stick pins.
Took a few blooms out of the vase and placed on some lace in my tray...
and had a little more fun with the pins...
Lilacs were a very popular Victorian subject for postcards and I have a lot to prove that. As you will see, lilacs were used on Christmas, Valentine and Easter cards as well as for general wishes.
Pictured below is a Christmas scrap piece in the shape of a paint pallette. Notice the white lilac, I have never seen a white lilac but was told they are more fragrant than the purple ones.
Pictured on this Easter postcard is a pink lilac. I have never seen a pink lilac before either, have you? Usually they are the light purple or the darker purple.
I have several Valentine postcards with lilacs on them. Look at the sweet little girls with their pretty dresses.
Another Valentine card with a cute little couple and their dog, all 3 dressed in purple with the boy holding a purple bouquet. I really don't think they are lilacs, but I'm saying it is for this post.
Here is a birthday greeting with a purple flower decorated horse and buggy. Not sure if they are lilacs either, but again, I like the purple for this post.
Another postcard with lilacs in a shoe, the lilacs were embellished with little sparkly beads
and for this last lilac postcard, my little faux birdie got out of its cage to join in the fun...
Well that is it for my lilac show, I hope you enjoyed it and have a wonderful week!
I am joining the following parties, I hope you will join us.
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy at Dwellings-The heart of your home
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