Saturday, May 11, 2013

Ode to Saturday

It’s Saturday – glorious Saturday. And I couldn’t resist one more picture of the lilacs from this season. They’ve been finished for about two weeks now, but I can remember them just by visiting the folder where I keep their images.

I was busy all morning running here and there. Later on, I’ll be putting together the fixings for a trifle I’m taking to my in-laws house for Mother’s Day brunch. I hope it’s not a travesty that a Yank like me is bringing trifle to tea at my British in-laws. Ha!

 

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Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words.  They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.  ~Lydia M. Child

 

 

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I bought new pillows and put them on the couch I picked up last weekend from my niece in Baltimore. The room looks more cheerful now. Got them here:

Pottery Barn pillows

I wish someone would come and do my housekeeping for me, though.

 

 

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Just because I felt like it.

I like a landscape in black & white every now and then.

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I am so looking forward to an entire week of Saturdays and just today booked a cottage in Maine for a week this summer. I am so relieved to have it done and we’ll actually be staying in the same place we did last year. They happened to have an opening the week before I wanted to go, which will work for me. Both of us have already begun to smile more throughout the day.

Summerwood Cottage

Happy Mother’s Day to those of you that celebrate this day. Hope your weekend is a good one. Until next time then . . .

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25 comments:

Mary said...

Oh, those lilacs! I can almost smell them. They are at their peak here right now. Unfortunately, I don't have any in my garden... :(

Love your new pillows! Such a pretty pattern, and soothing colors!

And I'm so happy to hear that you've got your vacation plans all set! Yay! Hope you have a wonderful Mother"s Day, my friend. xoxo

20 North Ora said...

That is a gorgeous photo of the lilacs! They seem to be everywhere right now.

Your pillows look really good on your sofa. Great choice.

Judy

Daryl said...

hooray for the cottage in maine and the new pillows!!!

Jeanne Walker said...

So excited that you found the house...and one that you've stayed in before...the familiarity of it will be a comfort! Loving the lilac photo! And those pillows are to die for! Are you like a little kid counting down the days until your summer break!!!

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! Our Lilacs are just starting to bloom here ! Oh I love Trifle , I am sure it will be a YUMMY hit at your luncheon . Oh the Cottage sounds wonderful hope you have a nice time , some photos of that Maybe ? Thanks for sharing ! Have a Happy Mother's Day !

beth said...

i love that you're both smiling just thinking about maine in your near future.....and now to be staying at the same place as last year....well, i bet that makes you so incredibly happy !!!

that last photo literally just took my breath away. it needs to be blown up and sold in stores....i am serious kate !!!

Cloudia said...

Saturdays with you are sweet :-)
Thanks. Aloha

Low Tide High Style said...

I miss my lilacs, so thanks for the beautiful reminder! And I need a cleaning person to get me back into ship shape right now too...my in-laws will be here in 2 weeks...yikes! I have painting to do and so much else before they get here!

I'm so excited that your cottage is booked and all you have to do now is wait until you get to head up to Maine for a blissful week!

Happy Mother's Day! xo Kat

Hilary said...

Lilacs aren't even out here.......

Nellie said...

Beautiful pillows! I'm sure that the trifle will be a hit at the brunch!

Happy Mother's Day!

shirley said...

Lilacs are my favorite. I know those smell heavenly.
Happy Mother's Day!

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Kerri said...

Your Lilacs are divine.....and so glad you got your vacation scheduled! My hubby says that the anticipation is half the fun - and I agree :)
Happy Mother's Day!!

Karen said...

So glad you're going!!... and I just love that place, what a charming cottage full of warm touches. Happy Mothers Day!!!

Em Parkinson said...

I'm sure your British In-Laws will love the trifle; I would! x

Reena Walkling said...

Oh, so love your lilacs. We have a lilac bush on our Maine property and I have yet to be there when it is in bloom. Sigh. Some year.
Tick tock tick tock ... Maine can't come soon enough for you!

Lisa Gordon said...

Your lilac is gorgeous, Kate.
Happy Mother's Day.

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sharon said...

I love flowers, lilacs and other spring flowers. I just wish I could have them in the house. Allergies. :)
Have a great week.

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

Happy late Mother's day.

I do love the pillows.

Lilacs are gorgeous.

GailO said...

O happy day! I know there was a time when you thought that last year's trip to Maine would be your last together so I'm thrilled to read this. We will be in Maine in August too....

Our lilacs are just at their peak...and it will be all too short a time before they fade:(

Donna S. said...

Nice pillows! Yea for Maine!!

livingtheseasons.com said...

I set a reservation of my own for Summerwood - thanks for the reminder! Peggy says hi and thank you very much.

Nancy