My dear sweet daughter who lives in Ohio sent to me two very thoughtful gifts. The one below is my Mother's Day gift that she sent early along with my birthday gift (which I'll show you below). She knows I have a small collection of vintage hobnail milk glass things and was recently antiquing and found this wonderful small vase. Just in time for my first bouquet of lilacs! I love the ginger jar shape of this one. Thank you, Amy! :-)
Here is the vase filled with water before I added the flowers. Isn't it pretty!?
These are my 3 colors of lilacs from our garden, lavender, purple and white.
Hubby and I ran some errands and went out to lunch today - when we returned I looked up at our apple tree and noticed that the blooms were just perfect for photographing.I am continually amazed at the quality of photos that I'm getting from my iPhone 4S!
It's a big old tree that needs some professional pruning! :-)
Dark purple lilac.
Lavender lilac - this was *supposed* to be a white edged lilac but it isn't.
The little teapot is my birthday gift from my daughter. Isn't it cute with the bigger one and my other collection of Shawnee Corn dishes? This size is the individual teapot. Thank you, honey!
We saw this potted gardenia in the store the other on the Mother's Day display and we got it - I adore gardenias and love the aroma.
Another "thing" I have a "thing" for is these vintage knitting baskets with 30s "bark cloth" fabric on them. My sister got the one on the right for me for a birthday, and I got the one on the left on eBay last week. :-)
We are expecting our son Shawn to arrive shortly and drop off our 2 grandsons who will spend the night with us so Shawn and his wife Beth can go out for his birthday tonight! I will be making a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting for a birthday party at Shawn's house tomorrow. We'll be celebrating our other son's birthday too, AND Michael's 12th birthday! What are you doing this weekend? I hope something super fun!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)