Hydrangeas All Year Long

This year is the first time I tried drying hydrangeas.  Methods for drying hydrangeas was all over blogland, so I thought I would give it a try.  I didn’t have many flowers to work with since I planted my one hydrangea bush last spring.  I am so pleased with how well they dried and it was so easy.  In August I clipped the few blossoms on the bush and placed them in water.  Since I had so few blossoms each stem had its own container of water.  Then I left them alone until all the water was gone.  Maybe it was beginner’s luck but I am planting more hydrangeas in the spring.

Hydrangea close

I used some of them in a small fall vignette in my bedroom.  The hydrangea colors are so vibrant and worked so well with the faux artichokes.

bedroom vignette

The burlap pumpkin is from Hobby Lobby and is sitting on a glass candy dish that belonged to my mother.

Dressy Pumpkin

Of course I dressed it up with a beautiful swirl broach found at my favorite thrift store.

Swirl broach

The colorful faux artichokes were vase filler on extreme mark down at the end of an aisle at Target.  If you shop at Target you know what I mean by extreme end of aisle mark down.  If you don’t, next time you’re in Target check the end of the aisles.  You never know what you are going to find.

The silver bowl and pedestal dish used in this vignette are both thrift store finds.

Faux artichoke

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  1. Dream Tree says:

    […] I can’t decide if it needs ornaments other than a vintage broach as a tree topper.   This same broach dressed up a burlap pumpkin in the fall here. […]

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