Monday, 28 April 2014

White Lilac

Fragrant white lilac and apple blossom from the front garden

new spring/summer curtains in duck egg is so nice to take down the long, plain coffee coloured curtains of autumn/winter and hang in their place some shorter, light floral ones in my all time favourite duck egg blue.

 and it's refreshing to replace the cream sofa covers with the old shabby white jacquard ones - now 17 years old but still washing up beautifully!

some comfy thick padded cushions for the kitchen chairs in a pretty taupe floral 

everything is very floral here today.

Hope you all had a great weekend!
Thanks for all your comments on my last couple of posts. I am still trying to catch up with you all as well as catching up with the housework, which got a bit neglected these last few weeks whilst Bella was home for Easter, and also continuing with the Spring cleaning and garden when time and weather permits.

Have a great week everyone!


  1. It all looks beautifully fresh and pretty. I'm sure the scent of the Lilac is wonderful. M x

  2. Lovely photos - your lilac is glorious.

  3. Lovely lilacs and those cushions are so pretty.

  4. It all looks beautiful and peaceful, always a winner lilac and blossom gives everything a lift. I am betting the smell is a delight as well.

  5. Such pretty photos. I'm trying to catch up with the gardening too. Whenever I have any free time, it seems to coincide with a heavy shower. x

  6. Gill, everything looks so enticing! You have an eye for details and I love the peaceful feeling which emanates from your surroundings (the lilacs are beautiful!).
    All the best for a splendid week,

  7. A beautiful floral post Gill! Your white lilacs are really pretty and look perfect in your sitting room. I love the soft colours and the light streaming in through the windows. You chose some really pretty curtains to accompany it all!

    Happy week!

    Madelief x

  8. Sensational pics. Clean fresh simplicity. So welcome after the grey weather.

    Jean x

  9. White lilacs are so gentle and have a heavenly scent! Harmony and fresh air in your cosy home! I like everything you show us Gill, suppose you are in floral mood too!!!

  10. Everything looks so pretty and just right for spring! Love the lilac blossoms, I bet that your room smells wonderful! xx

  11. Hello Giilly
    I love how you have brought Spring inside and the white licacs and blossoms are so fitting.
    Have a great week


  12. The white lilac is so beautiful Gill, I can imagine the scent! :)
    Love your curtains, nothing quite like a bit of duck egg blue.
    v xxx

  13. Hello Gill
    Beautiful lilacs...I love your calm soft room, you must have known as I washed my sofa cover today ( its drying as I speak) I think mine must be similar in age too!
    Thea xx

  14. Oh, such inviting, comforting photos, I love all the whites and very pale shades. You have a beautiful home, and those flowers looks perfect in the centre of the room! Chrissie x

  15. What a beautifully light and fresh post, Gill, thank you for sharing your lovely room and delightful contents with us - it all looks so inviting and comfortable and obviously young Logan has the best seat in the house! I do so love lilac and apple blossom - any blossom! Thank you! Joy xo

  16. Hi Gill, such a feminine post! I absolutely love white lilacs, I've been trying to grow one in my yard for quite some time, I think this is the year. When I planted it, it was a tiny little baby, so keep your fingers crossed for me! I love the shade of you curtains, just beautiful.

    Have a lovely day

  17. Absolutely beautiful, they look so good in your home. I think mine will be ready over the next day or two so I will pick a few myself! :) x

  18. Beautiful Gill. I can smell the scent through my electric wires. Ha ha ha! The smell of lilacs are wonderful and your home is so pretty.
    My Rose Valley

  19. Beautiful white lilac, my favourite. I love the white sofa covers as well, your room is looking really lovely. Just right for spring.

  20. Beautiful white lilac Gill, how lovely to have that in your garden. Sitting room looking lovely - fresh and summery. See you tomorrow.
    Jane xx

  21. I love your gorgeous white lilac! Your home is looking so light and fresh too!
    Wishing you a happy spring week, Gill!
    Helen xox

  22. Hier passt ja perfekt zusammen. Sofa weiß Flieder weiß! Edel!
    LG lykka

  23. It looks as if your home donned a fresh summer frock to welcome in the lilac :)

  24. oh the flower combination is so fine pretty and delicate love it very pretty in that white jug youre curtains are lovely and bright colors love the blue shade and white flowers on it
    and the kitchen cushion is great its remind me of cath kidston flower fabrics have a nice week leon10

  25. Your home and flowers just look so inviting.
    I bet you can't keep your cushions in stock!

  26. Everything looks so light and full of Spring brightness. Your home is a pretty as ever.
    The lilac is so delicate and I love your curtains.
    Lisa x


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