In a White Pitcher

Lovely Lilacs

Lovely Lilacs

What you need:

  • 2 bunches of lilacs (20 stems) cut 11-17 inches
  • 1 white pitcher 8.25 inches H x 6 Diam. 

Steps: 3

Cost:  $24

Rated: Easy Arrangement

There is nothing like the fragrance of lilacs.  There are memories tied to that smell.   That scent transports me back to when I was a little girl.  I grew up in Carson City Nevada, and we had lilac bushes all along the side of the driveway and the scent was intoxicating.  Where does the scent take you?

Lilacs are brought down from the higher elevations to the farmers markets around Los Angeles, and everyone is thrilled to get them.  Their scientific name is 'Syringa vulgaris' and they comes from the olive family.  Make sure to cut their woody stalks when you bring it home so they can stay hydrated.  If you have your lilacs and a white pitcher, you are ready.

 

As soon as you bring your lilacs home, cut 16 stalks to 17 inches and 4 stalks to 11 inches.

As soon as you bring your lilacs home, cut 16 stalks to 17 inches and 4 stalks to 11 inches.

Pull off any leaves below the water line.

Pull off any leaves below the water line.

Fill your pitcher with water to a couple of inches below the rim.

Fill your pitcher with water to a couple of inches below the rim.

Set your stems in pitcher with stems fanning out to the sides.

Set your stems in pitcher with stems fanning out to the sides.

Like so.

Like so.

Fill in with the shorter stems.

Fill in with the shorter stems.

Here's a close up.  Wow.

Here's a close up.  Wow.

The flowers that fall look just as pretty as those on the stalk.

The flowers that fall look just as pretty as those on the stalk.

You can pair then with porcelain.

You can pair then with porcelain.

This bird is vintage porcelain.

This bird is vintage porcelain.

The flowers have in impressionistic look.

The flowers have in impressionistic look.

Here are the complimenting pieces.

Here are the complimenting pieces.

The oriental lady is vintage porcelain too.

The oriental lady is vintage porcelain too.

Have a Happy Easter!

Have a Happy Easter!