Hydrangeas | Vintage, Paint and more...

Thursday, April 2, 2015


We were having such beautiful Spring weather this past week then suddenly a cold front decided to move through and with it brought some freezing temps.  At least it wasn't the snow some of you are still experiencing.  But I have a brand new hydrangea bush and it had such beautiful blossoms on it I didn't want them to freeze.  So I decided to bring them in and enjoy them indoors.

Vintage, Paint and more... hydrangeas in the decor with mercury glass votive and wire egg basket

I placed one stem in each of four milk bottles that I tied with twine.  Then I placed all four bottles in a galvanized trough I had painted with black chalkboard paint.  You can read about my obsession with painting metal containers lately. 

Vintage, Paint and more... hydrangeas in milk bottles tied with twine in a black chalkboard painted trough

 I decided to place the trough on my French sewing table I painted last year.  I love how vintage this table looks with the stenciled words.

Vintage, Paint and more... mercury glass votive with old books and hydrangeas

I then place a mercury votive candle holder on top of a stack of old books sans covers tied with raffia.  Next to them I placed my favorite vintage looking bird.

Vintage, Paint and more... wire egg basket filled with crochet thread spools

To the right of the trough I placed a vintage looking wire egg basket I found at WalMart for $5.  I filled it with balls of crochet thread and yarns in neutral colors.
Vintage, Paint and more... hydrangeas on a French typography table, mercury glass votive holder, wire egg basket

I am so happy now that the cold front came through and forced me to bring these lovely ladies in. I love how the bright pink contrasts with all the whites and neutral colors making such a beautiful statement in a usually ignored corner of our kitchen.  
How have you brought Spring into your home - did Mother Nature have a hand in it.  Tell us about it in the comments below.  
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  1. My hydrangeas are beginning to green up - I hope I have some blooms to show off. I love the way you have styled them.

  2. I bought a beautiful little hydrangea yesterday and have fallen in love with it. Yours are so robust! Such beautiful color, it complements any space and I like how you styled them.

  3. Beautiful hydrangeas! Thanks for sharing your great vignette at Motivational Monday! Hope you will link up again tonight!

  4. Cathy, this is such a pretty vignette!! Love the hydrangeas! So bright and cheerful!! That basket of crochet thread gives your scene a lovely look!! I would like to invite you to link up your post to Sweet Inspiration Link Party that starts on Friday and runs until Tuesday. Hope to see you there!! :)

  5. beautiful hydrangeas ... lovely vignette.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. I had to do the same thing with my lilacs. I cut the boughs and brought a few inside. My hydrangea were really set back, unfortunately. Thank you for a lovely blog post and for sharing it on the #HomeMattersParty

  7. Your hydrangeas are stunning Cathy and they look perfect in your trough. I had a nice small crate filled with spring flowers (tulips, etc.), but they are long gone now! The tips of my Iris got some frost bite but they bloom much later so we'll have to see how the late snow will affect them. Thanks so much for linking up with Vintage Charm!