Fresh air, milder days and longer daylight hours.
lilacs and lily of the valley...
loving white blooms as I do I cannot resist picking a handful.
Fortunately I can open the door and venture a few feet along the gravel path and snip off some lilac blooms.
Picking the lily of the valley simply requires that you pull straight up and firmly and they come up clean.
I cut into the woody lilac stems to help them soak up water...
longer lasting ~ less wilting
Pretty too, do you agree?
sweet little blooms
"lily of the valley"
sounds like a humble country plant
"muguet de bois"
feels ever so much more elegant!
What's a name
when they are such a perfect posy...
I think that white always makes a statement
subtle yet stunning
~ ~ ~
If pearls were flowers
they might be muguet de bois...
Pearls are sublime...
I love the creamy lustre that they radiate.
and they go with everything...
Take care not to let them come in contact with perfume or cologne
which strips the nacre of the pearls
and to my knowledge nothing can be done to repair them after that.
Have your pearls hand knotted between each bead and have them restrung them every few years.
Do you know how to tell if pearls are real?
you gently rub a pearl on your tooth and if it is natural it will feel gritty
Chester tried testing this strand...
rather a cheeky little move don't you think?
When our children were babies Mother wore her baroque strand of opera length pearls
and she let them chew on them.
She did draw the line when they tried to tug at them though!
Are you wearing pearls with what you have on today?
Do drop me a comment if you have time I'd love to hear from you.