I never thought that I would say that, but vases are of no importance here. When pressed, I would go for huge simple vases in classic black or white. White would look particularly good shimmering in the twilight, when lilac has its most alluring hour, its most voluptuous scent.
Avoid that fuddy-duddy 50s feeling by dressing in distressed denim and summer-of-love-faded military jackets. Think Serge Gainsbourg, think dirty, think sleepless nights under flowering cherry trees.
The garden furniture to go with it should be the most sublime you can find, and a little bit disheveled at the same time. The Jane Birkin of garden furniture, if you know what I mean. Nor should you ever limit garden furniture to gardens only.
The drink to go with your lilacs should match its scent and therefore be fresh, elegant and delicate. Jutta Ambrositsch has the ideal Rosé, just right for l´heure bleue and a bite or two of buttery shortbread.