Antique Hydrangeas...My Newest Obsession!


A few weeks ago a good friend was celebrating her birthday.  I decided I'd buy her flowers and went to our local Stew Leonard's grocery store.  Now I know what you're thinking..."You bought flowers for your friend at the GROCERY STORE?! "  Well it's not 7-11 and they weren't blue carnations.  This is a great store with amazing produce and the most gorgeous floral department.  I haven't been able to get flowers at a florist that are as beautiful as what they sell.  Back to the subject at hand....flowers for my friend!  The day I went in they had the most incredible antique hydrangeas.  I fell in love instantly with them, but didn't buy any for myself.  Well, I was back at that same store today and decided I'd had a rough week and deserved some flowers.  I was in luck because they had the antique hydrangeas in stock!  The floral lady and I gushed over them while she wrapped them up for me.  I came home and was giddy that I bought myself such a beautiful gift.  Silly I know, but trust me it's been one of those weeks and I needed a pick-me-up.  

I'm using this post to brag on these amazing flowers and as a 'sneak peak' of something I'm going to be working on in the next few weeks.  

Here's a sneak peak of  project I have coming up and those BEAUTIFUL flowers!!  They don't show up that great in this picture, but I still love it.  The dresser is a big more rough in person than it looks in this picture, but it looks great here!


NOW, this shows the flowers a bit better.  They have flecks of blue, pink, yellow and a light green with the cream in the background.  The floral lady made sure to tell me at least 3 times to make sure I dry them.  No worries these will be around for a long time!


They're so puffy and GORGEOUS!!!  




Here you can see how rough the top of the dresser is, but what a great backdrop for the spectacular flowers.  Hmmm have I used enough adjectives to describe them yet??


I love fresh flowers.  They really brighten my day.  Such an incredible reminder of how beautiful Mother Nature is.  Now I just wish I could grow these in my own yard.  I think I'd have them everywhere.

Enjoy your day and if you're having a rough one go buy yourself some beautiful flowers!  :-)

16 comments:

  1. I have never seen any variety of hydrangea quite like this. My favorite flower as well. I will have to look around for this. I wonder if they just dont do well in our climate out here. Thanks for sharing Melody.

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    1. Aren't they amazing? I never saw them in your area either. I'd have to look into it to see if they are native to the NE part of the country. Thanks for stopping by and for commenting! :-)

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  2. I loved mine, thank you!! And thse are gorgeous...I LOVE LOVE LOVE big fat flowers:)

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  3. Hydrangea's are one of my favorites too. I have never seen any that look like this, amazing. Vicky

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    1. I know they're so gorgeous! I can't stop staring at them! You need to search for some in your town :-) Thanks for stopping by! Miss you!!

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  4. Oh! I've never see hydrangeas like that before! So many colours mixed into one flower head. I'll have to look for those next time I am at the florist (or grocery store!)

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    1. Let me know if you find some Bronwyn! Thanks for stopping by again :-)

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  5. Brandy~GreyLaneHomeJune 1, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    I have never seen these hydrangeas before. They are so pretty and I know have to search the internet for them. Lovely pics.

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    1. Thank you Brandy! Hope you can find some in your area!

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  6. Gorgeous! I am going to go pick a bouquet of flowers from the yard right this minute...it has been kind of a crummy day and I am sure they will brighten my mood! Thank you for the idea! I found you through Furniture Feature Friday (I think...I have been blog hopping for a bit!) You do such beautiful furniture transformations! I adore your style and I am a new follower!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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    1. Amanda, I think flowers are the best pick-me-up! I'm jealous you have flowers in the yard to pick. Once i picked the daffodils and tulips and Lilacs nothing else is there :-) Thank you for the kind words and the follow! Welcome!!

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  7. I discover your blog and just I love it *__* Amazing!I love your furniture makeover *_*
    Kiss from Italy
    Antonella
    p.s.
    My english is... well... sorry for my english XD
    So, thanks for the photo XD

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    1. Antonella, you're English is great! I definitely couldn't write all that you wrote in Italian!! Thank you for the shout out from Italy! One place I hope to go very soon, such a gorgeous country. Thank you for stopping by and the sweet comments :-)

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  8. Wow Melody! I assume you got these at Stew's in Danbury? I was just there, and didn't see them, but then again I wasn't looking. They're absolutely beautiful! How lucky are you to have found them!! Can't wait to see what you do with the dresser :).

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    1. Doreen, check out the newest blog post, that's what I did with the dresser :-) Yes, Stew's in Danbury and I was just there Sunday and they had them. 3 big blooms for $18 :-)

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