Sunday, March 14, 2010

Words to live by

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I would rather have flowers on my table than diamonds on my neck.
~Emma Goldman~

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I know I'm probably in the minority here, but I really do love flowers more than diamonds!

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My lilacs have just started blooming and I can hardly wait to have big beautiful bouquets of them in my home!

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44 comments:

Tracey said...

I'm with you Cindy!! Give me flowers any day of the week! Thanks for linking to my Weekly Words to Live By!
Tracey

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ritad said...

I am so with you Cindy..Nothing better than flowers and those we grow outselves are even better.
Love your blog, such an inspiration.

AshTreeCottage said...

I absolutely adore lilacs! My house is 97 years old and in our front yard there is the biggest lilac bush I have ever seen. In spring the scent from the lilacs comes into my house through the open windows. Just heavenly!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Really Rainey said...

Hi CIndy... Those are words to live by! Oh and dare those your lilacs yet? Pretty photo!
~Rainey~

Kimberly said...

Lilacs are my favorite!

Jeannine said...

I agree about the flowers over diamonds. You can have more flowers for the price anyway, and share them with others. Lilacs are always lovely. Here in the Valley I look forward to the scent of orange blossoms and Honeysuckle.

Anonymous said...

We're kindred spirits! Diamonds aren't this girl's best friend . . . flowers are!!!

Charlene said...

I agree! I did a post with pink buds on the trees. I just love to see them because I know spring is on the way. Also, yesterday I bought daffodils. They are just so HAPPY & they make me smile! Have a wonderful week. Charlene

Marilyn said...

If I had a diamond, it would most likely get lost in the flower bed, because that's where my hands are 'itching' to be right now! My snowdrift is gone and I'm ready to start raking and digging! Great quote for those of that LOVE flowers. ♥♪

Florence said...

You are so lucky to have lilacs blooming, I don't even think I have buds yet. Florence

Victoria said...

You're not alone Cindy, only thing is you have a green thumb and I don't! I just did a post yesterday about the Ca. wild poppy fields that I'm sooo excited to go and visit again soon! And I don't care for diamonds at all...I'd hate to draw attention to my dishpan hands:)

Joanne Kennedy said...

I would too. I don't really wear any jewerly so flowers for me please! Your garden is really starting to look great.

Hugs,
Joanne

Shabby-Homedreams said...

Hello Cindy,

I just found your wonderful blog.
Thanks for your lovely flower picture.
It is very beautiful and I hope the spring come soon now.

Kindest regards and lovely greetings from Germany,
Mary

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers. I practically swoon when I see pictures of them. In upstate NY, where I grew up, there are huge bushes everywhere.

Unfortunately, pictures are all I see of them now, because Texas is not prime lilac growing country!

Marilyn (in Dallas)

vignette design said...

I cannot believe your lilacs are blooming! Mine have a long way to go! I agree with you: flowers over diamonds.

AllyJo said...

I'll stand by you in the minority. I am 41 and got my first diamond last year from my mother-in-laws jewelry collection. I would much rather have flowers. I have never lived anywhere, where I could grow lilacs. I'm jealous.

My Cottage Charm said...

You're not alone! I could live my entire life without diamonds, but not one season without flowers. The joy that I get from flowers' appearance, fragrance and velvety texture couldn't be surpassed by even the Hope diamond. :)

labarnerie said...

Lilacs! It's my favourite flower :) Super photo.

KarenHarveyCox said...

I adore lilacs. Yours are beautiful. We are about a month away from Spring. I quite agree with the quote, I also would rather have flowers on my table. Cindy, your blog is so gorgeous.
Karen

debi said...

Same here! My lilac is starting to bud! I've been nursing it along for 10 years here in CA. I grew up in WI and they were every were! They and lilies of the valley were my favorites growing up.

afistfullofweeds* said...

What Diamonds? Flowers For Sure!

salmagundi said...

I love lilacs, but I, also, love all of the diamonds that I have been fortunate to inherit. It will be another 2 months before we have lilacs in the yard - it is snowing this minute here in Colorado. Have a great week. Sally

Nancy said...

Cindy, I am a flower lover, hey bring me so much joy! Love your exceptional and lovely blog! I am a new blogger and so happy I stopped in to see you! A real treat!

Nancy's Notes.

Bella said...

I am with you! I often ask for rose bushes or plants over other presents, and I would rather have a bouquet from my own garden than the florist anyday.
Your photo is gorgeous! Such blue sky! Bella

Dayle said...

Flowers make all things better.

Julie Harward said...

I LOVE flowers too...I want both! We don't get lilacs til the end of May..I love them so! Come say hi :D

JBeaudetStudios said...

That's a tuff one for me but I think I agree with you! I love flowers and can't imagine life without them! And who would want a painting of a diamond. Flowers are my favorite subjects! Take care! Jennifer:)

Marsha's Mpressions said...

I'm with you!!!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

I'm with you Cindy, I think flowers are a girl's best friend!!
Have a nice week ahead.
Blessings, Nellie

afistfullofweeds* said...

Ya know, On second thought, Maybe flowers with diamond centers!

House and Garden Boutique said...

Me too.....nothing like a fresh bouquet of flowers......can't wait for my lilac to bloom this year!

Annie Louise said...

I truly love fresh flowers in the house as well as in my a garden. Today was a spectacular day in southern California, so I was able to work in the garden, what a wonderful feeling!!
Thanks for sharing, Jeanette

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

I have to agree flowers over diamonds! Lilac smell much nicer too!:)

Elsie said...

Cindy~ Your lilacs are beautiful.
Those are words to live by for sure.:o)

Dream Mom said...

LOVE the lilacs. The smell is just intoxicating in the home.

As for flowers versus diamonds, I pride myself as a modern woman...I'd like to think I could have both, lol!

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raggygirlvintage said...

I am so jealous, here in the northwest the lilacs don't flower until May!! Mine are just starting to get their first spring leaves. Oh well, I'll be enjoying mine a little later I guess:-) They are my absolute favorite to bring inside, they drop bitties everywhere but the whole house is infused with their gorgeous scent. Love it!
Tracey

Paula said...

if diamonds smelled as wonderful as fresh picked lilacs...well, what a world that would be!
such a gorgeous photo Cindy!!
just a few weeks away from lilacs here..I can't wait!!
hugs,
paula:)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I really would....I will take flowers any day....and everyday...Its my splurge at Sams each week

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Me too!

Lacy said...

I'm so jealous that you have flowers already! Our lilacs won't even bloom until May!

Crafty Linda said...

I love flowers too Cindy! Nature and flowers are just so beautiful and always there no matter what! xx Linda xx

Patriotic Mom said...

Cindy your picture is gorgeous! Do you know what settings you used on your camera to achieve this? Joan