Monday, April 20, 2015

Pretty Lilacs on a Vintage Stool

This vintage chemistry stool I have in my office is the perfect little table for a bright and fragrant bouquet of Spring lilacs.  I cut them this morning in a few different places on campus and am enjoying them in my office.
This chemistry stool dates back to the early 1900's.  Here is a photo of faculty sitting on some from 1940.  I love looking at all the pictures we have in our archives.  But I love it even more that I have a piece of this history in my office!
I don't know how many of these stools are still around as the stools they now use are much more up to date.  I wish I would have been around when they got rid of them all, I would have taken as many as I could get my hands on! 
The bright purple of the lilacs are such a beautiful contrast to the old, worn wood. 
They smell amazing and the whole office is cloaked in their intoxicating fragrance.   
Wishing you all wonderful week full of pretty Spring time things!

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16 comments:

Donna said...

I can almost smell the lilacs from here, Trisha! Wow, your season is much earlier than ours. Lilacs don't bloom here til at least mid may. Your stool is so cool, I love that it has history, too:)

NanaDiana said...

LOVE that stool! How cool is that!!!! I love lilacs. They are my very favorite flowering bush-ever! xo Diana

Laurel Stephens said...

So interesting to read about and see the photos of the school's history. I've never seen a lilac this color before. It's stunning!

Cheryl said...

So neat and I bet the lilacs smell awesome.

Beads Braids And Bows said...

This stool is beautiful! I have to make do with a lilac petal candle for a while yet! Lor.xx

doodles n daydreams said...

Those lilacs are so vibrant and really pop against the stool.

Diana

Stephanie said...

Oh my, those Lilacs are stunning! I can almost smell their sweet fragrance :) Ours won't blossom for another month or so.

Thank you so much for sharing your beauty with Roses of Inspiration. Have a lovely day! Hugs!

Lisa Hogan said...

So pretty. Lilacs are my FAVORITE flower. I wish I could grow them here in NC but have had no luck with them. I think it may be too hot or the soil here on the coast is not to their liking.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

The lilacs are so pretty sitting on the old stool. How lucky you are have so many old photos like that and to have one of the stools right in your office. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

collettakay said...

Lilacs are my favorite flower! Ours aren't blooming yet but they are starting to bud out.

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Deanies Stash said...

Those lilacs are gorgeous! They look great on your stool. I love that stool, the photo and the story! Thank you for stopping by my blog.

JES said...

Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers and your bouquet is stunning! Thank you for sharing this week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays. I also love the vintage stool!

SK Sartell said...

Thanks for sharing at Brag About It Link Party.
sk

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It looks pretty, and I hope they make it.

Jann Olson said...

Trisha, the combination of the stool and the lilacs certainly is picture perfect! Love the stool and the history behind it. Yes, being able to have one of those stools to take home would have been wonderful! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH this is beautiful, Trisha! Love the rustic stool, and the lilacs are gorgeous! I can hardly wait until mine start to bloom!