The mantel in my bedroom got a charming new addition last night. You know, hydrangeas are my most favorite-est flower, and they grow like crazy-mad here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. My favorite Portlander has a hydrangea bush. (plant?He actually dried these beauties himself in his basement, and offered to share some of them to me.
It didn't take me long to decide exactly where I wanted to showcase my newest treasure. Remember when I shared my bedroom fireplace..here? And, a little later..here? Well, I have never been happy with my not-at-all-real-looking-faux-ivy that filled the basket o the fireplace mantel,but it was all I had at the time, so I made it work... I pulled all of that out of the basket, and replaced it with the gorgeous tea-stained-periwinkle-blue colored dried hydranas. Mmmmmmm, dreeeeeeeeeamy.
These delicate dried blooms add to the vintage feel, and romance to my already serene bedroom. Of course, each time I look at these fowers I will think of my friend, and just how thoughtful it was for him to share these beautiful flowers with me, which makes them all the more special.