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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Hydrangeas Arranged Three Ways


 Nikko Blue Hydrangeas are resplendent on the kitchen island in a vintage pitcher I picked up at an estate sale.



For this arrangement I used a flower frog to hold the blooms in an ironstone tureen.



These hydrangeas are in a vintage Magoon's Creamery milk crate {the light in the dining room is awful y'all}. I found this crate at the Magnolia Ridge Farm Sale  in Ridge Spring, South Carolina. There is about two inches of water in high ball glasses in the divided sections of the crate.

 I also have two inches of water in the other containers.
 The flowers will dry in the water and that helps them maintain their color.

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joy and peace
Olive




34 comments:

  1. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! That's all I have to say. I think hydrangeas would look wonderful perched in anything. Definitely one of my favorites.

    Judy

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  2. Your purple hydrangeas are gorgeous! They are the color of lilacs. I love them in the milk crate. I have an old milk crate like that and never thought to put flowers in it. Great idea.

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  3. Your hydrangeas are sooooooo beautiful....the color is just divine! They looks so pretty arranged in the ironstone pieces and the crate too :o)
    ~Des

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  4. gorgeous blooms. ( :
    i really enjoy the last arrangement - in the crate. that's awesome!! so functional & cool.

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  5. Good Afternoon Olive, Do you know, it does not matter how hydrangeas are arranged, they always look so beautiful and your lilac coloured flower heads are such a stunning colour.
    I love the vintage pitcher, but I especially love the arrangement in the Magoons Creamery Milk Crate, it is so unusual and not something I would have thought to do. Thank you for the inspiration, I think I need to re-think how I arrange my flowers in the future.
    Best Wishes to you,
    Daphne

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  6. The hydrangeas are beautiful arranged all three ways! My favorite is in the tureen. The milk crate is a close second though.
    Thanks for stopping by this morning.

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  7. The all three look lovely, but I think I am a soup tureen king of girl. I may have to run out and see if I can find a Nikko Blue this afternoon. The color is wonderful!

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  8. Beautiful Olive! Hydrangeas are so gorgeous and I love having them in them in the house. My neighbor has 3 large bushes and lets me cut them whenever I want. Love her!

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  9. Now that right there is purty!! all three of them

    love, Mona

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  10. The white pitcher filled with hydrangeas screams 'summer' to me. Love that look the best.

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  11. ALL of them are gorgeous -- but then hydrangeas are such delights to arrange, especially when the containers are so lovely and unique! My hydrangeas are poopy this year ... one lace cap bush is doing all right, but the "real" ones are not blooming at all. The winter must have been really harsh!
    My mother in law used to cut her neighbors' giant hydrangeas in Massachusetts and dry them for me! I loved them. No other flower is so cooperative about drying and staying beautiful.
    Cass

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  12. Your blue hydrangeas are fantastic, Olive. I love the colour and they will be gorgeous dried.

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  13. Well that's a relief. There for a minute I thought I'd be looking at hydrangeas three ways in one vase. I would be sending you my Andy Warhol, etc. award if you'd pulled that one off.
    On the real note, very nice.

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  14. Love your beautiful blue hydrangeas! All all three arrangements!

    Take Care,
    Jody

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  15. Your hydrangeas are beautiful Olive! Love the great blue/purple color in the second pic:@)

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  16. Your pictures are just gorgeous! I love all the ways you displayed them, and I still am gaga over your island!!!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  17. I am so envious of those beautiful blooms.

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  18. I love hydrangeas and you have yours so beautifully displayed. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail

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  19. Your hydrangeas are so pretty. I can't wait til mine are "old enough" to pick and dry. The arrangement in the tureen is my favorite.

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  20. I love hydrangeas and I didn't know that having water while letting them dry was a good way to keep color!

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  21. They're all beautiful, but my favorite is the soup tureen. Gorgeous blossoms!

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  22. Hydrangeas are beautiful! My favorite summer flower!

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  23. Gorgeous hydrangeas, Olive!! I love the old crate with the flowers.
    Mary Alice

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  24. Well you just can't lose with those gorgeous blooms can you? But I love all your "ways".

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  25. Beautiful, beautiful! Hydrangea looks good no matter what you do with it...I love what you did with yours!

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  26. Beautiful in your "whites" and love the crate arrangement too. Thanks for the color preserve/drying tip!

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  27. I think hydrangeas look beautiful in whatever container they are in! I plan on cutting some for the house today myself. I've got a white pitcher that is calling out for some live flowers to hold!

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  28. Your hydrangeas are lovely with the backdrop of those wonderful floral curtains.

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  29. Love all three! Your Hydrangea is gorgeous!
    *hugs*deb

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  30. I love hydrangeas in
    any container, too. I
    really love how your
    arranged them in the
    tureen ~ so sweet.

    Happy Weekend!

    xo Suzanne

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  31. I don't think you could go wrong with blue hydrangeas any way, but I love the crate!

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  32. My favorite...in the white pitcher...love all of 'em, tho. :))
    xo bj

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