Month of the Lily

Many of you may have something else on your calendars for June, but for me it's month of the Lily. At the very back of our yard there is a little spot where Lilies of the Valley grow. Every winter I keep worrying for them surviving under the masses of snow, but the miracle happens every spring; all of the sudden they are there.

Lily of the Valley (Kielo, as we call it here) is my absolute favorite flower. The smell is divine, and it takes me right back to my childhood. It was my first perfume, and even I was five or so, I can still remember the bottle and the scent.

The scent is quite not here yet, but it's still May, so there's plenty of time. And if you just cannot wait...

...I have made some pretty Lilies too!

And if you have time, please take a look all the beautiful Lilies I did find Etsy. I want them all. All.

Wonderful last days of May!



verykerryberry said...

Your bag made me gasp! It is so pretty. The grey backdrops the green and white beautifully!

Mia said...

Thank you so much, Kerry! Gray is one of my personal favorites, and paired with green it's just...pretty! Happy you liked my bag!

Have a great, Lily-scented week coming!


Crafts @ Home said...

The bag and brooch are beautiful, I love your selection of lily of the valley items on etsy :)
Sue Xx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Beautiful Mia! I found your treasury last night, I love it, all that gorgeous green. :)
It's a flower that I don't have in my garden maybe it's time I did something about that! I remember them in the garden at home when I was a child.
Your bag and brooch are beautiful. :)
Have a lovely week,
Vivienne x

Mia said...

Hi Sue,

And thank you! I am so happy you found the Lily-treasury at etsy pretty too, it seems that there are other flower-fans out there too :)

Have a wonderful week!


Mia said...

Hello Viv,

Thank you for your kind comment once again! I am so happy that my Lily-treasury was liked, I was amazed how many beautiful Lily-items there were in etsy! I was almost overwhelmed ;) oh, what to choose?!

It rains here (again) but I keep telling myself that it's good for nature... ;)

Have a sunny and happy week!


Anne said...

Hi Mia, So pretty--your flowers, purse and brooch.

I saw your treasury and then this post. We have the same flowers growing near our house!!

Thanks so much.
Anne at PlumCreek

Mia said...

Thank you Anne,

And that's so lovely, we can see and smell the same flowers even we're so many kilometers apart! I like that!

Have a wonderful week and my best to all of you!


mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Mia, I love your lilies! I had admired your purse on easy and now the pin! It is so beautiful. You really captured the flower! Happy Day to you, xoRobin❤

Mia said...

Happy day to you too, Robin,

And thank you so much for your kind comment again! I love Lily of the Valleys, and after I made the bag there was "a need" for pin...and just maybe a little pouch still... :)


sara said...

Lilies of the Valley were my grandmas favourite flowers and scent.........always brings back happy memories of her.

Your bags and brooches are so beautiful.......grey is such a gorgeous understated colour.

lily x

Mia said...

Hi Lily,

I agree! For me gray is not a "dull" color, I use it a lot and love it dearly. It's so easy "base" for any added color, too. And oh, you have granma memories too, my first Lily of the Valley perfume was given by her!

Happiest day!


Jane said...

Hi Mia, I am back on line, we had to have our whole telephone line reinstalled today as we lost connenection. The engineer who came out today said our old wiring was obselete! I have felt so odd not having any internet connection since Saturday. Great to see that spring has really arrived in Finland; lily of the valley is such a delicate flower and looks so beautiful on your bag!I do love your matching brooches you have been making too.
Off to dancing now,
Jane x

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Mia! That bag and brooch are so beautiful! Thank you for reminding me of Kielo - I can smell them now!
xxx Teje

Mia said...

Hi Jane,

I am so happy to have you back on line, I was actually wondering if you were on holiday already ;) but not just yet, soon! It's sunny and beautiful here today, wishing you the most wonderful June! Kisses to Billy!


Mia said...

Hello Teje,

I am so happy I reminded you of the kielo-scent, it's just so wonderful! Happy June, and it's Juhannus soon too - I cannot believe it! Time really flies!

Sunny days!


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