I wish lilacs weren't so short lived! They bloom with a flourish, but last for such a short time. I love the scent that drifts across the yard. I have 3 or 4 varieties in my garden, but wish there was room for more!
This photo is of 2 different shades of purple and one white blossom that I played around with in Photoshop adding textures and layers to achieve the faded shabby chic look.