I adore lilacs! I love their scent, color, and shape. I will admit they do have a very strong scent so I rarely bring them indoors. So, that causes me to use them in tablescapes for Al fresco dining. Lilacs are always something I look forward to in June.
We have a number of lilac trees and they make a wonderful backdrop for a June dinner. In the background, you’ll notice the red soil, characteristic of Prince Edward Island! This field has just been planted with potatoes.
Although it doesn’t show in the photo above, there is mauve in the quilt on the chair. Purple and all its shades, tints, and hues – yes, my favorite color! The quilt, entirely hand-quilted, was made by my mother.
I have an old silver coffeepot that has seen better days so I have re-purposed it and it now makes a ready vase for flowing flowers such as lilacs.
Lilacs do not require a lot of arranging since nature has pretty much arranged them beautifully in bunches on the tree already!
Some day in the winter, I will look at these photos and try and remember it really was warm enough to dine Al fresco in PEI!
The old coffeepot has such lovely detail on it that it was a shame not to find another purpose for it.
I have always liked checked tableclothes. This mauve one just seemed the perfect match for the lilacs.
When you like a color, it’s never hard to find matching accessories around the house, like the purple tealights and mauve placemats.
For the napkin, I loosely gathered the fabric, used a mauve hair elastic (yes a new one!), and inserted a lilac stem into the fold.
Lilacs don’t last long. They are here and gone before we know it.
These are just a standard lilac, no particular variety. Last year, I planted two French lilac trees and was surprised to see both bloom this year.
The bumblebees love the lilacs and are frequent visitors to our trees!
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