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Decorating with Hydrangeas
Let’s speak about decorating with hydrangeas. I wait for our Limelights to bloom all summer. Having two bushes allows for many beautiful blooms, therefore many are displayed in our home.
Additionally, Limelights require minimal care, full sun as well as water for best results.
Our home has a semi open floor plan that truly offers beautiful views of these delicate flowers.
Decorating with hydrangeas looks pretty using different types of containers.
For example, mixing antiques, rustic and thrifted pieces for adds interest and a collected look to the home.
Let’s Take a Look
After my blooms were cut in the morning, I made a new cut to each stem on a slight angle. Next, I removed all the leaves and dipped the freshly cut stems into Alum. Alum can be found in the spice aisle of any supermarket.
Next, using my old feed bucket found while thrifting as an example, added a rustic vintage look to these delicate blooms.
As a result of small cracks in the bottom of the bucket, adding glass cylinders to hold water was necessary. Mixing these somewhat formal flowers with the bucket adds a cozy touch to our coffee table.
Use Antique Pitchers
Another example, for decorating with hydrangeas in an antique Majolica pitcher.
When using antique pieces it’s best to add a glass cylinder to hold water because you wouldn’t want to damage it with water. After all, these are antiques. Majolica pieces often have whimsical features and are truly beautiful with hydrangeas.
A McCoy pitcher in the palest of blue is great for decorating with hydrangeas and is especially pretty on a small mantel in our dining room.
Using Mason Jars
Lastly, hydrangeas coupled with a vintage blue mason jar is a romantic touch for the bedroom.
Decorating with Hydrangeas Beyond Summer
By the way, decorating with hydrangeas goes beyond summer.
They’re especially pretty dried for fall arrangements and wreathes.
Hydrangeas particularly are easy to dry. Once they appear papery to the touch simply cut the stem long enough, remove the leaves and hang upside down in a cool dark place. As an example, I hang mine in my cool basement.
Do you decorate with hydrangeas? I hope this encourages you to bring them into your home and mix them with rustic and refined pieces.