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Our neighbors gave us a little lilac bush last fall and we planted it in the back and weren’t sure if it would make it through the winter.  It is happily in bloom now and reminding me of growing up in New Hampshire.  When we were kids we had amazingly fragrant lilacs planted in front of the house and the smell of them always takes me back to early summer there.  Vintage juice glasses are some of my favorite vases and have a bit of a glass collecting obsession.  I usually refuse to pay more than $3 per glass.  This lily-of-the-valley etched version came in a set of 12 for $15 from an Upstate New York antique shop.  Bargain!