Hydrangeas and Ironstone

Hello sweet readers, are you getting ready for spring in your home?

I’m continuing my use of Hydrangeas in our bookcase, dried Hydrangeas and Ironstone are a perfect marriage.

Add a touch of them with other elements and it makes for a soft romantic spring setting.

Using pieces I love and enjoy seeing in our home is the best feeling,  don’t you think?

Since my Hydrangeas are a bit dry petals fall easily but that’s fine with me.  Their petals are very delicate and beautiful,  I  used them to add to a stack of dishes with pearls.


I used more fallen petals in my florentine cherub dish which adds a romantic feel, don’t you think?


Books are layered for texture, a piece of lace from my grandmother was added to antique books I have collected.  Instead of the lace sitting in a chest I decided to take a few pieces and and make bookmarks.   I like the charm it adds.

Beautiful pieces I found seemed to be waiting to come home.  The gilding and the monogram “C” on these dishes seemed to be fate.

Adding dried blooms to Ironstone and Red/Pink transferware was a must.  Loving this tureen filled with these delicate beauties and the deep pink floral ribbon.  The old books, crowns and florentine picture adds romance and French touches I adore.

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Don’t miss those pretty butter pats with their floral and delicate gilding found while thrifting for $3


Topping this off is a wired urn filled to the brim with delicate Hydrangeas.



It’s time to celebrate the season of growth and beauty.  I hope this inspires you to get ready for spring!


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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

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