Lilac Time – Vintage version

 AS I WAS ARRANGING THE WHITE LILAC I HAD CUT FROM THE GARDEN FOR YESTERDAYS’ POST, I KEPT THINKING OF MY GRANDMOTHER AND THE BEAUTIFUL GARDEN SHE HAD WHEN I WAS A CHILD.

My grandparents’ house dated from the 1920’s, a solid suburban red brick and slightly tudoresque affair, blessed with a large plot to the rear. Over the many years she lived in the house,  my grandmother created a wonderful garden with splendid traditional flower borders, the true bowling green lawn – my grandfather was a fine player and used the lawn to practice – a fine collection of roses and a number of specimens of her beloved lilac.   My mother has often told me how she would return home with my father from the frequent family gatherings before we children arrived, laden with armfuls of sumptuous lilac blooms that my grandmother had lovingly cut for her.

Having photographed my own flowers in light bright modernish style yesterday, I thought it would be rather nice to take a second set of photos in a more vintage style as a little nod to my grandmother…………….

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. west517 says:

    This is simply timeless!! The washes, colors and emotion of these images is stunning and inviting! ❤ ❤ 🐻 ⭐ ❤

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    1. Thankyou so much west! Thought it was fun to try the 2 styles – the beautiful jug was my Mum’s 🙂

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  2. Anne says:

    Lilacs in a vintage setting!!! Perfect! Jane, this is gorgeous photography!

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    1. Thankyou Anne! Couldn’t resist using my Mum’s beautiful jug ! 🙂

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  3. Equally beautiful, Jane!

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    1. Thankyou Sarah! Btw having problems with new site subscription – can’t find you! 😦 Think you have to confirm – would you mind checking your Spam box for confirm e-mail? So sorry to be a pest, I hate asking, I’m really very bad at the self-promotion stuff!!!

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      1. I confirmed some time this morning and received email to say I was now a confirmed subscriber!

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      2. Thankyou Sarah, sorry to have asked I’ll go and look – reckon it’s not a very good system I’ve added there 😦

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  4. Lilacs are my favorite flower. The smell, the sculpted beauty, the intricate detail–it’s all so heady.
    When I was a young teen, a fellah I had a crush on in school filled my book locker with lilacs. I opened it to find these flowers spilling out all over the floor. It’s probably my favorite youthful memory and the most romantic gesture I’ve been awarded. Ah, sweet lilacs.
    Your pictures, Jane, are truly gorgeous.

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    1. What a lovely memory Shelley! I’m delighted these wonderful flowers speak to you too! I really want to plant a whole forest of them here one day 🙂 🙂

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  5. Hi Jane, how sweet n lovely your pics.

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    1. HI idlehomemaker! Many thanks for saying so! I’m glad you like them, they are my favourite flowers along with roses and daisies! 🙂

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  6. west517 says:

    Hi Jane 🙂
    You may have been invited by someone else already but I invite you to take part in the Five Photos, Five Stories challenge. Emilio Pasquale invited me– and now I’m inviting you~ you can see the directions on his link if you like at: https://emiliopasquale.wordpress.com/2015/05/06/five-photos-five-stories-challenge-martini/

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    1. Hiya west! Thanks!! Will be a real pleasure to participate! I’ve followed Emilio too – I didn’t know about him!

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      1. west517 says:

        🙂 He’s great! I think you will enjoy his blog :))))

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      2. Just about to go look! Thanks for the invite sounds FUN – I’ll start tomorrow – busy thinking already 🙂

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  7. dunelight says:

    I’ve recently moved and you inspire me to get my lilac bushes in the ground so I can return to still life lilac shooting. Your photos of lilacs are quite lovely.

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    1. Thankyou dunelight, I’m delighted that you like the shots, I think they are the most wonderful flowers, that perfume around the house is always glorious!

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