Monday, April 28, 2014

Old clocks, lilacs, blue canning jars and having exactly enough time...


( photo edited with one layer of Kim's 3003 texture, soft light mode, 30% opacity- quote by Brian Andreas)

I love this quote, don't you?


I also love old antique/vintage clocks.
Who cares if they don't work?
I simply appreciate them as pieces of well worn art.


Lilacs in vintage blue canning jars,
what's not to love about that?


I gathered the lilacs when the buds were closed and little by little I am watching as they are opening up indoors.
I have exactly enough time for that.



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45 comments:

  1. Hi Elizabeth, what a lovely post. There is nothing as beautiful as the fragrance of lilacs!
    Susie

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    1. I agree about the lovely smell of lilacs. I appreciate your encouragement!

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  2. You make the most simply things so beautiful!

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  3. Beautiful, Elizabeth! My vintage blue jars are narrow mouthed..... :-) And my lilacs are only promises right now. But they are promises. I love your photos...and your wonderful decorating eye.

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    1. The lilacs in my own yard are not open yet, but there are many in our neighborhood in beautiful full bloom. Can't wait to go to the lilac garden in Woodland, Washington.

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  4. Oh, what a beautiful series of photographs! I love the light, and the colours of spring!

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    1. Jill, the hubs and I had to go somewhere yesterday evening. When we got home, the whole house smelled of lilac from this one little bouquet.

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  5. I too love the quotes and the vintage clock. Old is gold!
    I enjoyed all your post and i am a follower of your blog. I would like you to have a visit in mine and be a follower of it!

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    1. Thanks for you kind encouragement, and yes, old is gold!

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    1. I love lilacs as well. Thank you so much for coming by my blog!

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  7. Gorgeous photos and I love that quote!

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    1. Thank you, Barbara! I love the quote as well.

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  8. Yes, to the quote and your choosing to watch the lilacs bloom.

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    1. I actually just looked for a good quote about time, and when I found this one it was an AH HA moment!

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  9. Love the lilacs. Love the photos. Love (LOVE) the quote.
    And that would make a wonderful note card.

    May I have your permission to print it for myself? It's just for me..., to me. If that's not OK, I won't.

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  10. I envy your jars I so want turquoise one... Glorious photos.

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    1. Viv, the blue jars are not hard to find here, in thrift shops and antique stores. Also the Ball company has now issued new canning jars in the blue color!

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  11. "Yes" to the quote...AND to the vintage clocks - even if they don't work :)

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    1. Rebecca, I'm glad you "get" my love of the old clocks! I think I have 7 or 8 now.

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  12. Lovely scene - I love the old blue jars too!

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    1. Barb, I love the old jars too and have quite a collection of them. Thanks so much for your kind comment.

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    1. Jill, the other day I had writer's block, so went back through my blog to find a piece to repost. Oh my! While my photography skills and editing still have far to go, some of my old photos are so bad I was cringing looking at them!

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  14. Beautiful series! Love every single one:)

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  15. Beautiful images! I love those old blue jars, flowers look great in them. Thank you for the quote, I really needed it today.

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    1. Michelle, it's a lovely quote. I'm glad it encouraged you!

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  16. Such a lovely post, ELizabeth...lilacs remind me of my mom and the smell is just heavenly. I don't have any here in NC but sure wish I did. I am a collector of clocks too and some of mine don't work either. The beautiful simplicity of the old blue jar...well, that just goes without saying :)

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    1. Yay to having old clocks in common. I think I have 7 or 8 now. Also, the love of lilacs, there's just no smell that compares!

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  17. beautiful photos...my lilacs bloomed last week - wonderful smell...and I adore old clocks too...such great graphic images...

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    1. Thanks Amy! I knew lots of others loved lilacs, but I'm surprised how many appreciate the homey charm of the old clocks too!

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  18. Beautiful photos. It will be a while before my lilacs will be out. I, too, like old wind-up clocks. The blue color of the glass is wonderful.

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    1. Thanks, Earl! I appreciate your encouragement.

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  19. {sigh} I miss my lilacs. Thank you for sharing yours. This may be my new favorite quote. Have a blessed week!

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    1. June, it's a great quote that I found just by googling "quotes about time"!

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  20. Elizabeth,
    What beautiful pics...I too love old clocks. Would love to have you join me at my linky party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. I used to participate in your link quite often and I do need to get back to it! Thanks for popping by!

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  21. I love that you keep a touch of beauty in every day. Blessings to you friend.

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  22. Beautiful set of images, love them all !

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