I was, well I actually still am so terribly dissapointed over my fading hydrangeas.
All of my life I have adored hydrangeas, I don’ think that I even knew what they were called
as a child but they always caught my eye.
I am sure that they caught yours too, how can one resist these luscious plants and blooms.
But here is my challenge I live in Texas.
Summer rains are infrequent and we are on water restrictions 12 months of the year.
Those glorious, heavy rains of Spring which awaken sleeping plants and bring
vibrant luster to a prairie landscape are like a well that runs dry.
They simply stop, and these glorious bodacious blooms which had no knowledge of thirst,
rapidly began to shrink and fade.
I just could not bear the thought of tossing these blooms away, even though they had faded
Instead, I created a fading flowers farmhouse vignette that truly welcomes tired and muted
petals of Summer.
My intent when choosing our paint colors and design for our new home was for it to be
a neutral palette that would welcome many styles of decor and varying hues.
We chose on the rocks by SW for the walls in our living areas and as you can see by
this photo this gentle shade of gray welcomes this farmhouse vignette very nicely.
Items required for this fading flowers farmhouse vignette~
1. Large distressed wooden farmhouse tray (50% off Hobby Lobby)
2. I spaghetti jar label removed and washed
3. Heart doily
5. Faux roses
6. Rustic birdcage
7. White candle
10. Candlesticks or other interesting decorating element to add height
Of course this would have all been a vivacious vignette if these blooms had been vibrant.
But they are not and I wanted to share with you how I found fading to be beautiful.
Thank you for joining me today and I hope that your week, is off to a great start!
Please Join Me~