Friday, March 30, 2012

Lovely Lilacs

Hey there!  A good friend and I went a "pickin" the other day, only this time it was for fresh cut flowers.  In this case, these lovely lilacs located in her yard.  Aren't they pretty?  
 And the scent they are releasing in my home is amazing.  They smell of Spring....
Here's one more look just cause they are so gorgeous.....
Happy Friday Friends!  And thank you to my friend for the lovely lilacs! :)

P.S.  For a vintage jar like this, google images of old labels, print them off and glue them to any old jar.  Voila, instant vintage jar!

22 comments:

  1. Love the flowers. I can smell them here in Chicago. Mmmmm.
    Question about the labels. I found a couple online and printed them up.
    Did you just use plain glue? Did you seal them or after they are wet and start peeling do you just take it off and start all over again?

    I haven't collected jar and bottles in forever. Started doing that again.

    Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend. :)

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    1. You might want to try modge podge...
      http://www.plaidonline.com/mod-podge/brand/home.htm - it's designed for decoupage products...

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    2. I used Modge Podge. I just try not to get it wet while washing. ;)

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    3. Thanks for the info.

      I now have two projects. One is labeling my jars with Modge Podge (new one for me), and making the drop cloth wreath. Saw it on one of your blogs from 2011 and fell in love with it. Not a wreath person but that so cute and clean looking.

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  2. Your lilacs look lovely, and even better to get them for free!

    Love the vintage label - it adds a nice touch to the jar!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Those are beautiful and I can ALMOST smell them! Wishing you a wonderful weekend Diana!

    Judy

    P.S. I'm going to DIY a jar with an old vintage label...thanks for the inspiration

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  4. Thanks for the beautiful pictures! Our lilacs here in Alberta are still a couple of months away.... sigh. So these will just have to get me through until then!

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  5. I love how easily a vintage jar can be made-I will definitely be doing that! Gorgeous lilacs!

    ryandcar.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh, I love lilacs and what a great idea for creating a vintage jar. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I love the idea of the jar! So cute! I am going to feature your photography on my blog tomorrow! www.dontknowhowtorelax.com

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  8. How stunning! How wonderful to have a lilac pickin' friend to share your love for all things beautiful...and your spring/summer mantel is just fabulous. I love it all. Hope that you have a lovely weekend with your family. love and hugs!

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    1. Thank you Lisa! Love and hugs to you sweet friend!

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  9. I love your blog and look forward to what you create with the treasures you and your husband find. Thanks for your inspiration. I'm so looking forward to lilacs. We have an old bush in our yard. Have a great weekend!

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  10. How wonderful! They are beautiful and I'm sure the fragrance is heavenly. Thanks for the tip re: the jar. I'll have to try that.

    Thanks for stopping by too. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    xo
    Pat

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  11. beautiful flowers...
    Isn't God an awesome designer!! Not only does
    He make something beautiful, but He makes it
    smell good too!!!

    Blessings xoxo
    Rene'

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  12. The lilacs are amazing! I like what you've done with the jar. Very charming.
    Claudia

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  13. I love lilacs, they scream spring for me. Yours looks so beautiful. I can't wait for mine to start blooming now!

    ~Shanon

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  14. Your blog is the first one I check every single morning! I love your ideas, creativity and decor ideas. your jar is something I could actually make so I'm so excited but have been trying to find the label you used to no avail. Any chance you know the site...or, it's probably one you actually have :) Also, would you print the label on dark paper or use stamp ink to "vintage" it up? thanks!

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    1. Hi, not sure of the site but I found it in google images. :)

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