Monday, July 8, 2013

Hydrangeas & Waterscape Vases

Good Morning!

Thank you for all your kind comments about my mudroom countertop skirt. You are so good to me. You didn't even give me a hard time about it taking nearly 2 years to complete! I suppose you realize by now that I am a slow poke.

Did you happen to notice the hydrangeas in my mudroom?

There are few things that make me as happy as fresh flowers. And, I'm especially giddy about these hydrangeas because they came from my backyard.

I normally have a very difficult time keeping my outdoor flowers alive, let alone keeping them healthy enough to clip and bring inside. But, thanks to the unusually mild temps and rain we're experiencing in the midwest, my hydrangeas are looking fabulous.

I'm thinking about trying my hand at drying them. Any tips?

I bought these West Elm vases as an early Mother's Day present to myself. It was love at first sight, and they were on sale, so I thought I'd do my husband and kids a favor and take the gift-buying burden off of them. I'm thoughtful like that :)

Seriously, these waterscape vases are my absolute favorite. I was having heart palpitations when I was picking them out. If money were no object, I would have wiped West Elm clean of them. I'd put them on every available surface in my house. I'd jump on Oprah's couch for them. That is how deeply I adore them.

What about you? Have you grown anything in the backyard (that you can talk about) or made any recent purchases that make you go a little Tom Cruise crazy?


  1. Your hydrangeas are gorgeous!! They're my favorite flower to cut and bring inside in the summertime. And the color of your vases is beautiful! Love the grouping of them on your table.
    Thanks for stopping by,
    Mary Alice

  2. Beautiful! I love the color of the vases with the hydrangeas! So, so pretty! Mine have gone insane this year! I'd better get out and cut some blooms before they take over the entire neighborhood! LOL! Hugs, Leena


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    Beijos Marie.

  4. LOL- Having a Tom Cruise moment there,are you? I love those vases, too, and the hydrangea are gorgeous- xo Diana

  5. the blue vases are just beautiful!

  6. Beautiful color hydrangeas. When I dry them, I put them in a vase with about 2-3 inches of water. When the water is gone, the hydrangeas are usually dry, with their nice full heads & color in tact. When you pick them has a lot to do with your drying success. I pick the newer, fresher blooms. The older blooms don't tend to dry as well. Hope this helps.

  7. The hydrangeas look great in those wonderful vases...need to visit West Elm now!!