Hydrangea Inspiration

hydrangea_macrophylla_-_hortensia_hydrangeaI am amazed by how the colors on this one hydrangea bush change from first blooms to last.  They start out pink, change to blue and by now they become a showcase for a plethora of wonderful hues.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt was impossible to resist cutting some of the blooms and arranging them in square vases lined with hosta leaves.  

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThey were perfect backdrops for a few of my cranberry bells and on the table they, of course, became inspiration for a tablescape.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt started with  lovely Johnson Brothers plates, but there was something that just wasn’t right which is a sure signal to look in cabinets for something else that will work.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThese square cranberry plates provided the answer and fit perfectly in the middle of the patterned ones.  You just never know how different pieces become complements.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALaundered napkins from last week’s table were laying on the counter, and it hit me they had the same colors as the hydrangeas.    On the table they go!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASo far this table defined itself in a nontraditional manner so it made sense that the flatware placement not follow rules either.  With the addition of cranberry side dishes and King’s Crown thumbprint glasses, a table setting was created, a very fun one for sure.  Then the question became will it be just the hubby and me who gather here or should I issue one of my last minute invites for someone to join us so that we all might enjoy what the hydrangeas inspired.  Guess the decision!

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16 thoughts on “Hydrangea Inspiration

  1. Hi Lulu, just hopping by to let you know that you will be featured at SYC later today.

    1. how cool is that!

  2. Love hydrangeas, I believe I have added five to the garden as I keep finding one more that I can’t live without.

  3. Your napkins were a perfect match to your lovely hydrangea blossoms…a pretty table setting.

  4. Your Hydrangeas are simply breathtaking Lulu! Glad you brought some of those beauties in to enjoy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  5. Fabulous! I love hydrangeas, any color any stage, sigh…

  6. Linda, beautiful hydrangeas, perfect inspiration for your lovely table!

  7. Lovely hydrangeas and the colors. I love hydrangeas but I have not observed their colors like that. They are beautiful almost every phase.

  8. Lovely hydrangeas and table setting.

  9. I was always under the impression that hydrangea’s color was determined by what they were fed. That determined the pink or blue. Now, there are more colors!

    1. I am constantly surprised by what nature offers here.

  10. Beautiful beautiful…such amazing flowers.
    Enjoy your time in such an amazing place.

    1. Wish you’d enjoyed it last week.

  11. Your colors are beautiful, the hydrangeas are the perfect table inspiration.

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