Fill a jar or two with seasonal flowers picked up at a local market or grocery store (or even pick some dried hydrangeas from your own yard.) Mix those with pumpkins and seasonal fruits, like apples and pears, to make simple, but pretty table decorations.
Fill a jar or two with seasonal flowers picked up at a local market or grocery store (or even pick some dried hydrangeas from your own yard.) Mix those with pumpkins and season fruits, like apples and pears, to make simple, but pretty table decorations.
The built-in banquette makes this spot a favorite place for everyday uses or large gatherings. Mohair and leather are great options for seating because they're long-lasting even with heavy use. The Tibetan scroll painting is surrounded by a Baroque-style mirror frame, giving it an eclectic look. Tortoise vases, dried hydrangeas, large candelabras and an oversized African weave pillow complete the room.
This Tudor-style front door is beautiful in itself, and the hanging basket adds even more appeal. The French basket is filled with dried leaves, buds, berries and a taxidermied pheasant. The arrangement also includes natural grasses, mosses and silk buds on vines and hydrangeas.
A taxidermied pheasant is an unusual element in this basket decorating the front door of a Tudor-style home. The French basket is filled out by using natural grasses, mosses and dried berries, buds and leaves. There are a few silk buds on vines and hydrangeas.
Why we love it: Oakleaf hydrangea wins our hearts because of its multi-season interest. White flower clusters start opening in summer, quickly fade to pink hues, followed by brown sugar tones. Dried blooms linger into winter. Leaves turn stunning shades of purple, burgundy and red in fall.
Greenhouse-grown hydrangeas often hold their blooms for weeks indoors. Don't let your potted hydrangea completely dry out, and keep it in a cool, bright room, out of direct sun. After the last frost in spring, move your hydrangea outdoors to a shady spot for a week or two. Then gradually give it some morning sun, to help ease its transition. Finally, plant it in a location that gets morning sun (unless you have a variety that's labeled with different sun or shade requirements). Hydrangeas should be kept watered and mulched as the weather warms up. it may take them a year or two to start blooming again at the normal time of year. Gardeners in cold winter regions sometimes lose their flower buds to late cold snaps.
Candles and metallic accents complete the design and add a soft romanticism to a tablescape. The mix of florals includes antique green hydrangea, peach Campanella garden rose, peonies, Chocolate Sunflower privet berry, magnolia, pieris, dusty miller, Agonis mixed with dried pods and pheasant feathers. To accent the florals, Forage and Flower used lush green mood moss mounds, a xerographica air plant and candlelight with the mossy green tapers and low gold votives.