Monday, May 18, 2015

Hydrangea Love

Before I plant this hydrangea, I wanted to enjoy it inside for a few days. Aren’t hydrangeas the prettiest flower? My favorite color is purple. Or, maybe it’s white. Well, I guess I like hydrangeas in every color.


Have I ever shown you this view from our kitchen? It’s looking into the dining room. You can see both chandeliers from here. There is a half-wall that separates the two. I don’t really know why…but I thought I’d share that with you :)



I have this large white hydrangea bush that can take sun…and it’s blooming like crazy right now. So, I cut a few to enjoy inside. Have you heard of using the spice Alum to help the blooms stay fresh longer?




It’s a very inexpensive way to keep fresh cut (or store-bought) hydrangeas from wilting so quickly. You simply cut the stem at an angle, dip the cut-end into the alum, and place it in the vase. I have definitely noticed mine stay fresh for several more days :)


Did you know? This Thursday is another reveal day (May 21) for the Repurpose Design Series! Remember this paper mache rocking horse that I painted? I bought it for $3.99 at a Goodwill store, painted & distressed it…to make it appear wooden :) Would you like to participate in our #salvageswagger series? Just find an item ($20 or less) and repurpose it to use in your home. Share your transformation Thursday on Instagram tagged with #salvageswagger.


Anyone have hydrangeas blooming? Which color is your favorite?

Have a lovely Monday, everyone!



Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Beautiful blooms Becky and my favorite ones are blue and I have some blooming right now. Love that cute horse.


toves sammensurium said...

I absolutely love them too,inside and outside :)
And I just love how photogenic they are as well,they light up in any picture,but especially in yours.Beautiful!!!
TOve :)

motherchic said...

they are my favorite flower. They also last longer. I love peonies and wisteria, they are blooming right now, they are exquisite but sadly they dont last long. My favorite are the white blooms. Thank you for the alum tip

BECKY said...

So pretty, Becky! Love hydrangeas too!! They are kind of tough to grow down here, but I am going to give it another try!
Have a lovely week!

Burlap Luxe said...

Becky your home is amazing with or without hydrangeas ! But I love them as well.

You have a farmhouse to love.


cynthia lee designs said...

Just started following your blog. Beautiful hydrangeas!! Mine have not bloomed yet here in Ohio. Last year...I only got one bloom, but most is full of blooms.

Alexandra Prairie Charm-MyPieceofVintagePrairie said...

Your hydrangeas are so beautiful ♥ I can`t wait to see mine in bloom. Love your living room... Enjoy your days... Alexandra

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