It’s lilac time in Virginia. Lilacs have such a sweet fragrance; each inhale makes spring come alive. I planted one in the one corner of my yard that gets sustained sunlight and I really love it. In order to enjoy the beauty and scent even more, I bring the blooms inside. Lilacs don’t last long as cut flowers, but a fleeting beauty is all the more sweet, no?
Bringing a julep cup of lilacs into the bedroom snowballed into a room cleaning and re-style. Whenever these moods strike me, I go with it if I can. If I am motivated I am going to enjoy it and do a better job. So I had a fun hour or two getting the master bedroom fluffed up. And some serious decluttering was accomplished.
This is the hubs’ side of the bed. Will it stay like this? A girl can dream.
I love sleeping under a duvet, but prefer the crisp look of a coverlet.
I made the bedskirt. It took a long time but it is hard to find a nice ready made skirt with such a large drop.
Now that I am always in thrift stores my
costume jewelry collection is extensive. I have to stop. But I keep finding great stuff for $1.50. Then I find stylish ways to organize and display it. It’s a vicious cycle.
My side of the bed. I always have a stack of books. And I keep this old cedar scented Yankee Candle. I love cedar scents, they are so clean smelling.
Ahh! Coming into a neat and clean bedroom in the evening is a kind of luxury.
I am so glad those lilacs motivated me to declutter and make the room pretty, even if it’s a fleeting pleasure.