I’m excited today because not only am I posting about one of my favorite seasons sharing a basket of hydrangeas. I’m also posting with my friend Emily from LeCultivateur.
I wait all summer for my Limelight hydrangeas to bloom and show their delicate petals. Once the temperatures in the evenings begin to drop in NJ I get anxious for these beauties to begin to fade for fall.
I head outdoors with John to cut as many as I can to enjoy for the fall and next spring. Dried hydrangeas are my go to décor for both seasons because they are delicate, soft and elegant.
Another Reason for the Excitement?
Emily shared a basket in her stories on Instagram and I was smitten as soon as I saw the handles and size. So, I went to Target’s website for this small market basket and the price was so good I bought one too.
So today, we’re both sharing our baskets and how we are using them at this time in our homes. But, after receiving the basket being and lover of vintage pieces I decided to dry brush my basket using ASCP Old White. Then added some light brown wax gave the basket an aged appearance.
Honesty, How I Post
I’m going to be honest. Those of you who have followed me for a bit know I never stage my home. This photo is somewhat staged, why, because when I was gathering the hydrangeas to place around the house this market basket was perfect to carry them. Besides they looked so beautiful I hung them on our French armoire that we use for a coffee bar and snapped a photo.
I pride myself on being real with my blog. Because when I share our home in photos and posts you are seeing how we really live except for the dog toys, their couch and blankets.
Please make sure you visit Emily using the link below, she’s has a beautiful decorating style.
So, do you enjoy the honesty?
Do you love the picture of the French armoire and do you love a basket of hydrangeas?