Basket of Hydrangeas

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.

Why Hydrangeas?

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?

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35 thoughts on “Basket of Hydrangeas

  1. Good Morning Cindy. Ohhhhhh I love this basket. It shape and color are fabulous and the dried hydrangeas make it gorgeous. I love it on your armoire. Soooo pretty. xoxo

  2. I love this so much!!! I love that you added a little paint and wax to your basket, it makes it even better! I might have to do this to mine too! And, I love that we both filled our basket with hydrangeas! And, most of all, I LOVE that you post true authentic pictures! Your style is absolutely beautiful, timeless, and classic!! The basket looks absolutely perfect hanging on that gorgeous armoire! Thank you for posting with me today! It was so much fun!!

  3. so beautiful Cindy, that basket is amazing and looks like it’s an antique. love how you aged it even more. Hydrangeas are my favorite flowers and I use them all throughout the year. And YES, I love your authenticity, my favorite blogs and bloggers are the ones that are real. and oh my that armoire is a beauty!

  4. This is gorgeous Cindy! I love how you created a vintage look with this new basket and how you’ve added the hydrangeas too. I’ve never tried or used dried hydrangeas to decorate with because they seem so delicate but this definitely makes me want to try. It’s all really beautiful! Hugs, CoCo

  5. Cindy Happy Fall my friend!! I would of never thought of you staging your home, one because that’s not you and two those hydrangeas in the basket looks perfect on your armoire. I would leave them there. Love your basket too.

  6. Gorgeous!!! I didn’t know you were in NJ – ME TOO!!! The hydrangeas did well this year didn’t they?

  7. I absolutely love your basket of hydrangeas Cindy! And I love how true and authentic you are. This is one of my very favorite hydrangea blog posts. I loved Emily’s version as well. Thank you for sharing with Charming Homes and Gardens.

  8. This is gorgeous Cindy! I have hydrangea bushes and this is a lovely idea for how I can use the flowers. Thank you for sharing this with us at Farmhouse Friday!

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