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Lilacs In Mason Jars


Lilacs on the windowsill Carol Spinski Photographer and Stylist Hello and Happy May!

I took a bit of a blog break to freshen up my site. While I still have a few things to add, I hope you like some of the new additions. My lilacs were beautiful this Spring so I had to make a few fresh bouquets to line the windowsill in my kitchen. But my love of lilacs almost caused a major allergic reaction…… A couple of weeks ago, Mr PracticalPants and I went to our favorite Missouri Lodge for a weekend stay. Before we left, I clipped a sprig of lilac and placed it in the driver side visor of the car so we could enjoy the fragrant smell on the way down. Everything was fine until I noticed Mr PracticalPants who was driving, violently rubbing his eyes and sneezing. After seeing a couple of hives pop up on his face, I knew my attempt at using my homegrown air freshener had caused an allergy attack. After a quick stop at the convenience store for some antihistamines and a toss of the lilac sprig, we were back on the road. I spent the rest of the trip trying to convince Mr PracticalPants I really wasn’t trying to kill him:)


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  • Reply
    May 10, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Hello Carol
    the best laid plans…..
    I’ve done the same when the Jasmin comes out!
    Beautiful lilacs.
    I love your header – oh that french corset is divine!!

    I’ve just left a comment on your old blog – this post:


    LOVE those candles – thank you for the inspiration Carol.


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    Pat@Back Porch Musings
    May 8, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    I love the lilacs!

    I think we need a trip to your (our) favorite Missouri Lodge.:-)

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      Carol Spinski
      May 20, 2014 at 7:05 pm

      Most definitely Pat!

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    Patty Tucker
    May 8, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Beautiful lilacs, love them!! – Allergies are no fun, ugh!! –

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    May 8, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Beautiful lilacs, love them!! – Allergies are no fun, ugh!! –

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    Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita
    May 7, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Stunning photo and cute story!

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