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Friday, March 1, 2013

Dried Hydrangeas

Last week after hitting Sweet Salvage, my friend Lynn and I continued down 7th Ave to see what other trouble we could get into! We came upon Rust and Roses while they were setting up for a sidewalk truck sale. Oh my... the stuff was all so cool and all came from various European countries.
I have always liked the antique bread bowls that come from Europe and the guy who was selling them had them in abundance! Unfortunately, the sale wasn't supposed to start until the next day!
Well, Lynn wasn't going to take no for an answer and she used her feminine charm to convince the young man to sell us a couple of things before the sale started!!
(Thank you Lynn!)

Well, after bringing my fabulous new bread bowl inside I decided it needed something in it... so off to the web I did go, to see if I could find some preserved or dried hydrangeas to put in it.
I found some beautiful ones in a shop called Hydrangea Rangers.
I ordered them, and within 3 or 4 days they arrived in perfect condition.

I love the way the bowl and the flowers look on my dining room table! They are absolutely perfect for spring and summer and they make me so happy to look at them!!

I hope your weekend is filled with sunshine antiques and flowers too!!!!


Unknown said...

So beautiful.. I am a HUGE fan of dried hydrangeas . Last season my bush for some reason did not yield as many heads as it normally would. I am hoping this year will be different. I never have enough!
Cheers, Gee

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

When I saw the title dried hydrageas I wondered how did she get them???? so now, I know your secret! The bowl looks beautiful. I still have not made it to Sweet Salvage....one of these days I am going to make it!!

morkaren said...

Tærrede hortensiaer er så smukke og dekorative, og pynter i din fine nye skål på bordet. knus morkaren.

Unknown said...

Oh I love love love the flowers! I adore the bowl, you are just the luckiest!!!! :D


Pendra said...

Well ain't I kicking myself...the last 5 years in our townhouse I kept planting hydrangeas and I can't believe it...I left them there when we moved last fall!! I had 5 years of Mother's Day bushes (and a few more) and I just left them there...wonder if they'd notice them gone one very early morning! One of the first things I plan on putting into our new yard! Love the bowl by the way... and who used their girlie charms???

Beth said...

Your hydrangeas and your bowls are really beautiful! Love your blog header too. Have a wonderful wknd, Karen!

Jacqui said...

Looks fab, and I love the bowl!

karen hess jewelry said...

You are one lucky girl! I have a passion for hydrangeas but alas, the AZ desert doesn't have the same passion! Thank you for the contact on Etsy and your arrangement is stunning!

Rhonda said...

So pretty, Karen. I'm so jealous you got to shop 7th when I'm stuck in an office..weeping... :)

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Well, glad you got the bread bowl because it looks so good with the hydrangeas in it! I cannot imagine shipping something as fragile as hydrangeas but glad they arrived in good condition.

Happy weekend!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those look so pretty--looks like they shipped well too! Love the bread bowl.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

The bowls and flowers are beautiful!

I went to check out Sweet Salvage. It was neat, but maybe it is better to go on a different day than Saturday if you don't like crowds or maybe one of the other two days. It is a lot to take in at once and at least one could by a cup of tea or a cookie or even go to lunch around there and go back.

I also went to the Union at the Biltmore. Paris Envy was really neat. The man who designs lighting fixtures for Paris envy submits some of his products to Sweet Salvage.

Laurel said...

Love your blog found you from a pin. The bowl and flowers are beautiful! Thanks for all the lovely Sweet salvage pics. I missed the sale this month due to the three day weekend. I have felt very sorry for myself and impatient for the March sale to hurry and get here. Your pictures helped me feel not so left out.
Your home is beautiful.

Halle said...

Every time I see dried hydrangeas, it makes me want to plant a big bush of them in my yard.

Maureen said...

Wow! As always, beautiful Karen! So cool that you can order flowers over the net and get them delivered in just a few days. That bowl is awesome; you are so lucky to have a friend who knows how to use her "feminine charm" ;)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh how funny...I have my old dough bowl full of the same flowers seating on my dining room table...they are one beautiful look.


Unknown said...

Thanks for the pictures and reminding me that spring is on the way even though everything here is still covered in snow. I love the dried hydrangeas.

Are hydrangeas dried the same way you dry roses?

Holly Shaw
Haleighanna's Hands

CatieAn said...

HI Karen

finally revisting. I love your bowl and they hydrangeas look amazing in it---a perfect pairing. Happy Belatd birthday to you sweetie. I want your gifts!
Thanks for all you do

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Hi Karen, I love the simple beauty of a dried bloom.... makes me really hope for some spring like weather, Soon...

Vicki Boster said...

Karen- I can't believe you lucked into those bread bowls AND got them on sale! Such great luck!! The hydrangeas look stunning-- just perfect!


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