Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What Smells Better Than Home Cooking?

What Smells Better Than Home Cooking?

What Smells Better Than Home Cooking?
We all know the way to make a house smell like a home is to cook dinner, make fresh bread or bake a pie. But bringing the outdoors in can also work wonders. Our lilac bushes bloomed a little early this year due to the unusually warm winter. We almost ran out of vases and containers to put them all in and now our place both looks and smells amazing.




What Smells Better Than Home Cooking?
The bushes are normally in full bloom just in time for Mother's Day and Brian and I put together bouquets for his mother and mine. Oh, well. This year the moms will have to settle for tulips and chocolates.

16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous! Coming home tonight to the smell of lilacs voided out my craptascular day. Plus when I walked into the yard about 20 butterflies flew out of the lilac bush. It was crazy, we've never had butterflies in like that.

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  2. I so jealous! We had lilacs in my last house and that's the one thing I really, really miss. Your lilacs are gorgeous and I know that your house smells wonderful!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous lilacs...you are so fortunate to have them grow in you own yard. I haven't even seen real lilacs in several years. We don't see them here, in S. Florida!

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  4. I grew up with a lilac bush outside my window and it was always one of my mom's favorite smells! Whenever she would cut some and put them in the house she couldn't stop saying, "Smell these!!" to everyone lol.

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  5. Everything bloomed early this year, didn't it? I just have a miniature lilac bush...I should have cut the blossoms as they make such stunning/fragrant bouquets!

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  6. These are just beautiful and a good runners up to home cooked meal aroma :-)

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  7. This reminds me of growing up! We would pick lilacs and have them all over our home. I think DC is too humid for big bushels of lilacs :(

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  8. thank goodness I am going home in one week to visit Upstate NY where all myfavorite flowers grow. I love lilacs they are my favorite next to bleeding hearts.... oh my you made me so home sick... just gorgeous

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  9. Oh I love lilacs. I am hoping ours bloom in the next day or so. I want to take some to the cemetery on Monday for my dad. We have a bush in our yard that's about 35 years old. So pretty.

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  10. My all time fave-o-rite flower here. One of the things I want to plant here at our place is a few hundred Lilac bushes. I was thinking that maybe 72 or so of them would be sufficient. Maybe.

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  11. That's a problem I would love to have! But don't forget putting on a pot of coffee. That's another great smell to make a house home!

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  12. You are so lucky to have these. They have a way of changing your whole outlook-just beautiful. I am ready to go out and buy some they look so nice!

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  13. So pretty! I wish I could have some!
    I was so to see my calla lilies bloomed, but the stupid puppy ate them all! Now I have none...

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  14. Our lilacs in New Hampshire have bloomed early this year as well as our pear and apple trees. Their smell is wonderful and their fragrance must have your home smelling great.

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