Thursday, February 03, 2011

Show and Tell Friday!

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It's time for another Show and Tell Friday once again!  This week I'm sharing my love of my favorite flower, hydrangeas (although pink roses are also a favorite)!!!  Above are some dried hydrangeas that my former Mother-in-Law, Judy, brought me a couple years ago!  They were from her garden and they were huge!!!
This one above was just from the grocery store!


My hydrangeas turn this pretty shade of green as they age (above). Below you can see them in transition between pink and green.




I love decorating with both fresh and dried hydrangeas!


These are a combination of dried and silk hydrangeas.


and these are silk....


Fresh from the garden...


Beautiful painted hydrangeas from a blogging friend...


More green hydrangeas from the garden...




Fun with hydrangeas...



I can hardly wait for mine to start blooming again! That won't be until about May though, but the lilacs should be blooming in a couple months!

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If you are joining in on Show and Tell Friday, please remember that your Show and Tell needs to be something from your home or garden. Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate. If you would like to join in, please enter your name and leave your exact Show and Tell blog post link, not just your blog link and as a common courtesy link back to my blog. If your link has been removed, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting, or e-mail me with any questions.
Thank to all of you that join in every week!

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62 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you for hosting Cindy!

I'm ready for for spring after seeing your lovely photos. Gorgeous! :)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How pretty, Cindy! I love hydrangeas, too! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Gorgeous photos...I am yearning for Spring! Thanks for hosting...

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Cindy,
I love seeing all the beautiful pics of your hydrangeas...my fav flower too. My daughter is using them in her summer wedding...I can't wait to share them with everyone...our floral designer does really beautiful work. Thanks so much for hosting...I always love your party.

Blessings,
Linda

HoosierHomemade said...

Love the hydrangeas! I dried some a couple years ago and they lasted forever!
Thanks for hosting another great party!
~Liz

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Thank you for having this fun link-up. I love hydrangeas and look forward to seeing them again!! Yours here are so beautiful!

Carolyn said...

I love hydrangeas too!

Thank you for hosting,

Carolyn

My Crafty Little Page said...

Hydrangeas just take my breath away. It's all so pretty. Thanks for hosting. :) Nancy

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful photos...love the Rubic's Cube take! The thing I long most for this time of year are they lilacs though...love them! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs-Diana

Ozma of Odds said...

...flowers make ALL the difference!!
~ my fav is the wine bucket urn:)
Just lovely!!

xo, Rosemary

AshTreeCottage said...

So pretty ~ as always!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Sherry said...

Beautiful hydrangeas. I love the table setting! Just gorgeous!
Sherry

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

Thank you so much for hosting, Cindy!

Serendipity Chic Design said...

After peonies, hydrangeas are my favorites! Your photos always beyond impress me!

Thanks for hosting....

Lisa

Karen said...

Hydrangeas are my favorite flower too and peonies are a close second.Loved the pictures.

Teresa said...

Hydrangeas are one of my absolute favorite flowers. yours are so beautiful. thanks for showing them!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love hydrangeas but they are not common here. Every time I buy them they immediately wilt! I've been told to cut the stem, add food, even to dip the tip in hot water. I've given them a full soak in the tub to revive them but when I put them in a vase they just droop again. There must be a secret. Yours are beautiful!

Karen said...

Your beautiful hydrangeas made me realize that I definitly had a posting for here. Although your flowers far out-rate mine!!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

AliLilly said...

They are GORGEOUS, Cindy! I miss color. There isn't much color out here in Phoenix.

Thanks for hosting! :)

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

How pretty Cindy:-) I am delighted to be a part of Show and Tell Friday after a few months!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

I love hydrangeas!! This is making me want spring; we are over loaded with huge snow banks right now!

Sarah said...

Cindy, I love hydrangeas. I too use them fresh and dried. It is amazing how many years dried hydrangea remain lovely. Thanks for hosting each week and for sharing all this beautiful photos of the hydrangeas around your home. ~ Sarah

kluless said...

Ahhh, hydrangeas. Mine are still leafless and wearing their little skeleton flowers from last summer. Bring on the sunshine!
Thank you for hosting, Cindy! It's always a please to visit all the creative blogs.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Oh these hydrangeas are so beautiful...I love them too and have several planted in my garden and plan on adding another one or two this year. My favorite is the arrangement in the silver pitcher...wonderful!

Heaven's Walk - said...

After seeing your beautiful flowers, Cindy.....I'm pining for spring....!!! :)

xoxo laurie

Mary Ellen said...

I so wish I could grow hydrangeas- I just love that flower!

Thanks for the party!

bee blessed
mary

Kathleen said...

I love hydrangeas, they are my faves, Ours won't bloom here in NY till late June. I think I have 30 bushes. I keep rock rooting them and make more and more!
I love drying and spraying them too.
Thanks for hosting, Cindy!

The Inspired Nest said...

Thanks for hosting every week! I get the most traffic from your parties! I love all the hydrangeas! I need to dry some this year!
Lacy

The Sterling Cherub said...

Hi Cindy! I ADORE hydrangeas! Pink roses, dahlias, tulips, and peonies are also my favorites. Your pictures are just gorgeous, such lovely eye candy. Great post!

Best,

Kimberly

Laurel said...

Can't wait for lilacs!!! Your flowers look lovely :)
This is my first time linking up...thanks for hosting! Laurel@chippingwithcharm

Audrey Pettit said...

All your flower arrangements look so beautiful! They make me long for spring. :) But I love how you show that you can have flowers year round, if your turn to silks and dried flowers.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Beautiful, Cindy. Love all the pretty flowers. Your vineyard sign is great!

Maggie said...

Cindy,
Your hydrangeas are wonderful, fresh or dried, you have created some very beautiful vignettes with them.
Thanks for hosting.
Maggie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful pics Cindy-Happy Weekend:@)

Amanda said...

Everything you share is always so beautiful. I would love to live in your home! :)

Martha said...

I, too, love hydrangeas. Only one bush, alas, at Linderhof -- one established they do well on the prairie -- it's the getting them established that's hard -- they don't like the dryness of prairie summers!

Nanniepannie said...

Thanks again for hosting, I love to link to My Romantic Home. Your flowers are lovely, I'm dreaming of Spring and the scent of flowers.

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh I love hydrangeas, they are so so pretty & so vintage looking!
I have a nice big bunch in a white jug in my living room & it cheers me up everytime I look at it.
Have a lovely weekend
love
Alison
x

Nikki@Breadandbutter143 said...

Hi Cindy!

Love the blue mason jar and star fish! Two of my favorite things! We're new followers!

We're having a party too! Come on by!

http://breadandbutter143.blogspot.com/2011/02/we-want-your-links.html

Nikki and Matt

Angi said...

Thank you! I love hydrangeas and you decorated with them so beautifully:)

Brenda Kula said...

Cindy, I adore hydrangeas. For some reason I've had problems growing them. I'm gonna try again this year though, once the snow leaves us here in Texas! Can you believe it? I love your house and courtyard, as you know!
Brenda

Elsie said...

Cindy that is my all time favorite
flower. I have 2 planted in my
courtyard. I have a pink and a
bluish purplish color. I dry them
when they are through blooming that
way I can enjoy them all winter.
Hope you and Lauren have a good
weekend.

Pam @ Frippery said...

Always an inspiration!!!Thanks for hosting Cindy.

~The Bargain Babe said...

LOVE how you have the hydrangeas on a 3 tier cake stand! I would have never thought of that. :)

Judy said...

Hydrangeas are my very favorite flower as well. How did you dry them so well. I have tried twice to dry them from the hydrangeas in my garden and both times they got moldy and rotted looking. What am I doing wrong? I linked up to your party. Thanks so much for hosting.

Custom Comforts said...

Love your hydrangeas! You have shown them in so many pretty ways. Thank you for the inspiration.
Cindy

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

I just adore hydrangeas. Dried, fresh, they are just the best!! I can't wait to have some fresh ones available again!
thanks for hosting!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Cindy,
Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers as well. They are stunning! Love your display in the urn.
Bon weekend,
Mimi

Faye said...

I love hydrangeas, I have them all over the house too. Yours are beautiful! Thank you for hosting!

Faye
(wildrosevintage)

Anne said...

I love hydrangeas! The fourth photo is wonderful! Thanks for hosting the party, always a fun way to kick off the weekend!

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

I love your party, Cindy. Such a great idea. Thanks for hosting and for sharing your beautiful hydrangeas.
~ Lynn

Beverly said...

Love your beautiful simple style. Thanks for hosting.

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Brambleberry Cottage said...

Such gorgeous blooms, Cindy. I can't believe the dried hydrangea your M-I-L gave you still look so nice. Hydrangeas are some of my favorites, too.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Monica@The White Bench said...

WOW! What a gorgeous surprise, Cindy! Thank you for the mention and for showing my painted sign.
Your arrangements are always lovely, you know I too have a deep love for hydrangeas... and for the 'other place'... Nantucket ;))
Cheers,
Monica x.

Tins and Treasures said...

Hi, Cindy,
Thank you, again, for setting up the link for us to participate in Show and Tell Friday. I love visiting all the blogs.

I love your beautiful flowers today. Happy Weekend ~Natalie

Sandy Jenney - Organize with Sandy said...

Thanks for the link party

Cindy @ LeChaiseParfait said...

I love these pictures, I have a hydrangea tree, it is my favorite in my yard and has beautiful flowers.

Tirabaralla said...

I love the show and tell thing, maybe I will take prt next time :)

I have a huge liking of Hidrangeas, oth fresh and dired...one of my mum's favourite flowers and when they are dried they look like delicate lace :)

Marie said...

These photos are just gorgeous -- such lovely flowers! I am so ready for spring and some flowers :-)

I'm a new follower also.

Anita said...

Those are beautiful hydrangeas!! I have never been able to get mine to dry the same color they start out though. Yours are gorgeous!!

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