don't you love flowers with a long life?
i used to do a lot of flower drying, a long time ago now, when we lived in the mountains, everlasting daisies were a favourite. i had masses of them, harvested from the roadside, hanging from wooden beams all over the place. i also loved drying hydrangeas and used them in wreaths and pots with rows of roses & lavender.
with a less humid summer here this year these hydrangeas dried well just sitting in the vase i had them in before christmas. the colour was green when i picked them from the low branches of a white flowering plant.
i like creating with what's around me , wherever i've lived. now it's driftwood, shells and aqua sea colours.what do you like creating with?
funky junk interiors
Your dried Hydrangeas are so pretty! I had some lovely blue ones in a silver vase last year until the dogs knocked them over! I will have to find some more this year, yours are just gorgeous :) xo KReplyDelete
Green hydrangeas are my favourites ..and white of course..your arrangement with the flowers, vases and shells looks like a dreamy perfection..x Loving your photography.
Love! All go so perfectly together. PruxxxReplyDelete
I have never really like dried flowers with the exception of hydrangeas. Somehow hydrangeas hold there appeal when they are dried. I love them and especially the way you have decorated with them. On the coast they have that old fashioned beach cottage appeal. LeahxReplyDelete
I love the beautiful green they turn. They also signify the end of Summer which saddens my heart a little.ReplyDelete
How do you dry yours??? I have 2 different types in my yard, and would love to dry some, if it's not too difficult!
so pretty and fresh :)ReplyDelete
Shells are my favorite to create with. I'm running a little low. I wish I was able to come to Oz to restock. I just purchased a shell book from Kangaroo Island & it's my new "I wanna go there bad" place. You have such a great sense of style.ReplyDelete
thanks everyone .. anonymous - i find just leaving them in the vase til they dry works well. the stronger the colour the more the colour stays when dry. & a dry climate helps xReplyDelete
I Love these vignettes...Magic!!!ReplyDelete
Tania Maree xx
Hi cheryl, so so lovely, I have just planted a hydrangea and it doesnt seem to be doing so well... do you need to fertilize them a lot? I will be so sad if i lose it!!ReplyDelete
they are beautiful, I love hydrangeas and driftwood and seashells. :) Love your vignette.ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful week!
So lovely pictures.ReplyDelete
Hugs from Sweden
Your hydrangeas are gorgeous - I also love your aqua mason jar - I've been on the lookout for one, but haven't had any luck finding one yet.ReplyDelete
Green hydrangeas are my favourite flower. Just lovely photographs!ReplyDelete
The hydrangeas are beautiful - I didn't realize they could dry so well.ReplyDelete
Oh the dried Hydrangea's are so pretty. Gorgeous photos!ReplyDelete
These are some of my favorite flowers. They look great in the jars! Very airy feel :)ReplyDelete
I am obsessed with aqua right now--I found a place that sells aqua crystals (like for your chandelier) and I want to do some projects with those.ReplyDelete
Your flowers dried beautifully!
I am thinking of painting my sun room so I am looking for the perfect like aqua room color for that:)
Love the flowers and glass bottles. So pretty!ReplyDelete
Very pretty! I love dried hydrangeas :o)ReplyDelete
PS. I am now following you on Google...hope you will follow me back :o)
Love the colors.
You touched on two of my favorites...hydrangeas and the sea.ReplyDelete
The flowers look beautiful. My neighbor has hydrangeas in her front yard and she doesn't mind if I pick them. When is the best time to pick them? I picked them one time and put them in my bathroom and the next day the counter was full of pollen.ReplyDelete
Love hydrangeas. Just beautiful.ReplyDelete
I am laughing once again because everytime I click on the link that draws my eye ... it's YOU. Thank you ... once again ... for the beauty.ReplyDelete
Mary @ Sea Quilts
Beautiful - love your post! Would love if you stopped by my Creative Inspirations party to link it up - tha party is happening now!ReplyDelete
Stacey of Embracing Change
Love the dried hydrangeas.ReplyDelete
I love to decorate with anything nature has to offer; pinecones, acorns, bird nests, twigs and more.
Thanks for sharing.
Your dried hydrangeas are beautiful, especially in those aqua bottles!ReplyDelete
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Wow, those hydrangess dried to perfection. Your pictures are so gorgeous. Ahhh that third one would look divine blown up and on the wall. Great shots!ReplyDelete
These are gorgeous. Please add a link back to the wow party. Thanks.ReplyDelete
I live at the beach, too, and I love using driftwood, shells, whatever I might find. Your displays with the hydrangeas are beautiful. I do love how beautifully they dry. I've had some of my blue ones for years.ReplyDelete
Simply beautiful. Thanks for linking up - please come back Thursday to link up again - I would love to have you there!ReplyDelete
Stacey of Embracing Change
Your colors are perfect. Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.ReplyDelete
- The Tablescaper
So beautiful, you inspired me to try the same this year!ReplyDelete