I grew up in a seashore resort in the Northeast where most of the homes were old, three story, and VERY close together. Because of this, backyards were small. Mine, however, was framed in large old lilac bushes. I can remember as a child, sitting under them and basking in the sweet smell. To this day, whenever I encounter that scent, I am transported back to those long-ago days...
Now that I am in the south and my home sits on 25 acres, I once again have lilacs; this time in many different colors and varieties. As I write this, the bouquet on my diningroom table has filled my home with sweetness and memories.
While browsing the Etsy shops of my fellow EtsyProjectEmbrace teamates, I discovered that they, too, love lilacs:
French Lilac Earrings
Lilacs In Spring
Lilacs and Pearls