Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tuesday's Tip



As you walk into the home of one of my dear childhood friends in North Carolina, you are greeted by the sweetest fragrance. It literally engulfs you as you walk in the door. It is the fragrance of beautiful white lillies. I commented one day to C that her house always smells so fabulous. It was then that she let me in on a little secret.... she treats herself to lillies most weeks and puts them in a vase in the front hall. She said that the lillies are her "little happy" and after enjoying their scent myself, I think we could all use a little happy!

13 comments:

Love Being a Nonny said...

I am that way with my Gardenias. I have a bush right by my side door...the door I use daily. I had the hubs plant it there so I could smell them every day as I walk by. I fill a bowl full as often as I can and it smells up the whole kitchen. Love those wonderful scents God blessed us with!

Suburban Princess said...

I just got a new unit for the front door so I will be able to put flowers on it too yay!

Bama Girl said...

Oh lillies are my favorite! I buy fresh flowers every week - love having that scent and not having to burn candles! :-) XOXO

EntertainingMom said...

Gardenias, Lillies and Lilacs all make me so very happy!

The Hayden Family said...

yet another fabulous idea!

and have you ever noticed that no one can bottle the amazing scent of lilies? there is nothing like it!

Susan said...

Okay, can I just tell you that lillies might just be one of my favorite flowers and while I really enjoy their beautiful fragrance, they always remind me of funerals. Unfortunately lillies get a bad wrap and are used ABUNDANTLY at funerals. The minute I smell them I'm reminded of the funeral parlor and my grandmother's funeral. Having said that....I still love them.

Melissa said...

OOOH! Stargazers are my favorite and smell the best!! Great idea.

Kristin said...

They are wonderfully fragrant!

wendy said...

OOO! flowers! I love flowers!! Gardenias! Lillies! Home grown roses! They all smell so good! And in a house full of boys, it helps keep the smell of sweaty lacrosse gear to a minimum!

bevysblog said...

Love stargazers! And gardenias too! We plant daylilies and separate them every year. They are so lovely.

pink green & southern said...

Love lilys! You should see the lily of the valley that grows in our back yard--so dainty and pretty!

The Mrs. said...

Love this idea, just wish peonies were around all year long!

AmyRLugo said...

This is the best tip! I bought lily's last weekend and our whole house is so fragrant that even my sweet husband noticed.