Lilac in History

Redoute lilacLilacs are in full bloom these days. Ah, their colors, from snowy white to deep purple, their fragrance, their graceful shapes, from shrubs to full-grown trees…

All the more reason to recommend this post at Weave a Garland of My Vows (don’t you love that title?)

Lilacs were a favorite of Marie-Antoinette too, and she chose them as a motif for the silk hangings of her Bedchamber at Versailles, where you can still admire them.

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4 Comments to “Lilac in History”

  1. Catherine Delors says:

    Felio- I guess they don’t like California heat. And look at the bottom picture in this post:

    http://blog.catherinedelors.com/2008/12/16/marieantoinette-and-eugenie-the-queen-and-the-empress.aspx

    Eugenie as Marie-Antoinette next to lilac blossoms. Yes, I imagine MA had lilac in the parc of Trianon.

  2. Felio Vasa says:

    Lilacs are just so wonderful with their scent. Here in Los Angeles as you know we don’t see them growing wild as they do on the East coast.
    In the Versailles gardens did they have lilacs growing?

  3. Catherine Delors says:

    You won’t regret it, Jackie! And thanks for allowing me to link to your lovely post.

  4. Jackie says:

    Thank you so much Catherine :o)
    I didn’t know they were a favourite of Marie-Antoinette too. One day I will get to Versailles and see the wonders there!

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