|Lily of the Valley Martha Stewart|
Good morning. Did you have a good weekend? Mine was a mixture of errands and chores at home on Saturday and a lazy Sunday by the fire reading and catching up on a little paper work.
This week it is going to be cold, rainy/snowy and wintery but my mind is firmly on Spring. The changing of the clocks, the plethora of colorful blooms and the bunnies and chicks at the store all mean that Spring is just around the corner.
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Spring to me is all about Lily’s of the Valley. These delicate, fragrant, beautiful white flowers typically bloom in March and April and continue thru early summer. Also known as “Our Lady’s Tears” as it has been said that it grew where Eve’s tears fell when they were driven out of the garden of Eden.
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I love their nodding heads and vibrant green leaves and think they look beautiful alone or mixed in a bouquet with other flowers.
I love them in an antique blue and white transfer-ware pitcher or sugar bowl with springs of mint trailing out.
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They look simply elegant in a bridal bouquet or in a hollow egg placed in an egg cup and used as an Easter decoration a la Martha Stewart.
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Sadly I do not have any Lily of the Valley in my yard. In fact I have never seen them in my area but I am lucky enough that at my mom’s one entire side of her house is a field of them. Their fragrance permeates the air and wafts in the windows on a cool Spring morning.
This year I am going to try to grow them inside in pots, wish me luck as I do not have a green thumb.
If you would like to add a touch of Spring to your house here are a few of my recent finds. You could light a candle and let the scent of summer float around your house or spritz yourself with a little perfume. One of my favorites was made by Givenchy and is no longer made but I am on the hunt for another one. This beautiful locket would be a wonderful gift for you or even Mother’s day.
I hope that you have a great day!