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Decorating with Hydrangeas

Hello all, if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you may have seen we experienced a heatwave, power outage and our girl Peanut lost her vision. Good news, power is finally back and Peanut is healing and not in pain anymore.

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.

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38 thoughts on “Decorating with Hydrangeas”

  1. You have had quite a week. Hope all gets better. One of our dogs went blind suddenly and she was diagnosed with myeloma. We got her a collar that lit up at night so we could keep track of her at night.
    Limelight Hydrangeas are one of my favorites both inside and in the garden.

  2. Your hydrangea arrangements are absolutely gorgeous! The single bloom in the mason jar really caught my eye. Glad to hear your sweet furbaby isn’t in pain now.

  3. I’m so glad to bear you got your power back on and Peanut is feeling better! Now if we can just get rid of the heat wave.
    Your arrangements are beautiful! I love hydrangeas because of their huge blooms.
    Just curious as to why you dip the ends in Alum?

  4. Hello Cindy, so sorry you lost power and peanut her vision. I am glad things are better and Peanut is healing. Hydrangeas are so beautiful. Love your display ❤️.

  5. I love fluffy hydrangeas and each of your arrangements turned out beautifully. Love the containers too! I’ve never heard of Alum. What does that do to the flowers? Hope your days are better now that Peanut is on the mend. Stay cool and stay safe!

  6. Hello Cindy, I love this post! I have never heard of using alum, now I’ve got to try it! Your hydrangeas are absolutely stunning, and I love all the various ways you use to display them. You’ve inspired me 😉 Thankful your power is back on and Peanut is doing better. Much love to you!

  7. You and I are definitely cut from the same cloth! We have over 30 hydrangea bushes and two of them are HUGE limelight bushes on either side of the walkway to our front door. I’ve been cutting them like crazy! I also dry them and use them all year long. Sorry about the power outage:( We were out for only a few hours — our area in Illinois experienced a derecho (I had never heard of it) including tornadoes. Glad you and your pup are doing better. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen

  8. Cindy, all of your hydrangea bouquets are gorgeous! I am swooning over the Majolica pitcher. It is beautiful! Thanks for all of the great tips. I planted 2 limelight bushes this summer and look forward to more blooms next year. Happy Friday!

  9. So many beautiful examples of decorating with hydrangeas, Cindy! I love all your vintage containers and the tips you’ve shared too. I’ve never tried to grow limelight hydrangeas but they’re on my bucket list now, thanks to you! Hugs, CoCo

  10. I love using buckets for flowers.

    I just put a bunch of my dried hydrangeas in a pitcher. The stems aren’t long enough for the pitcher I used so I stuck a straw on the end of each one

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