Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Little Find and Flowers

I have been missing in action for a couple of weeks because I went back to work full time. (against my better judgement, I was loving staying at home) I really was hoping to win the lottery before I had to go back, but I guess that does require acutally playing the lottery. Anyway that didn't work out so back to work I went, whining the whole way.
Working full time has been a huge challenge. I have had not worked full time for over 9 years! I had a three day weekend so I found the time to sneak in a little trip to the thrift store. I found a wondeful white vase that I wanted to share with you mainly, because of what I put in it. These hydrangeas came from a couple of bushes that are in their second year and boy do they have gorgeous flowers. One has the most beautiful blue and the other is purplish blue. (is that a word?) I have another that has pink blooms but, I didn't pick any of those before the heat got to them. We have already reached the high 90's! A fourth bush doesn't have blooms yet, just buds. I am hoping for a pretty color on that one. Since I can't remember what I planted it will be a nice surprise. 
I went against the golden rule I took these pics at dusk.
I paid $7.00 for the vase which, is a little high but it still had a sticker for $29 so not too shabby. 

So Vivian at http://viv-spot.blogspot.com/2011/05/drying-hydrangeas-its-so-easy.html  says you can dry these babies by putting them in water and leaving them until the water evaporates. (Giving credit) Thanks Vivian, I sure hope this method works because I think these are beautiful.
Want to share two more pics totally unrelated to the vase. These are a new Rudbeckia or aka Lazy Susan. This is the first year for these guys so the next two years they will most likely be fabulous!
These guys are pretty big. I have loads of another type (not yet blooming) but they are no this pretty or large.

Hope you enjoyed this little bit of eye candy. Have a great week! So glad you stopped by, I am missing you guys!



Natasha said...

Beverly, I am so glad to hear from you. I bet it must have been hard going back to work but it no time you'll be in the swing of things again!

I hope the drying works with those hydrangeas as I might try it next summer myself!

Take care and best wishes for the rest of the week.

Here On Crow Creek said...

WOW Those hydrangea's are beautiful! I got 2 for mother's day and I cant wait til mine are blooming that pretty. That is the prettiest blue!Let us know how the drying turns out. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Linda said...

The hydrangas are so pretty...we planted a blue one this year...the blooms are so pretty. That vase is really nice...I would have paid $7 too!

I used to work full time until I got laid off a year ago...I don't miss working at all...not sure I want to go back!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Those are a gorgeous blue! Just keep adding water as they dry, they should be fine and last for years! Thanks for the shout out. :)

Beverly said...

Thanks so much for stopping by. My highlight of the week was being able to get back on this blog. Does that make me sad? Nope, just enjoying getting to know people from so many places. Where else can you do that?

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks so much for coming to my thrifty party with your beautiful white vase filled with flowers!!!


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Beverly, Your vase was a wonderful find! And your hydrangeas are stunning. I think your images are really beautiful...especially at dusk.

Designs By Pinky said...

Hydrangeas are my favorite! I ahve about 10 bushes!!! They WILL dry by that method: I do it every year! Loved your pictures! We used to have rudbeckia but it died out, not enough sun:( I will be your newest follower. Thanks for following me!!!! XO, Pinky

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love you Hydrangeas so Beautiful in your white vase. I would love to have some like you !! Im one of your follower for a long time now. I hope you can come join my Tablescapes some day. I do miss your comments sweet lady.I also hope you and your lovely family have a Great Week.

life...just saying said...

Love, love, love the flower pics! I really like the Hydrangeas. I miss my flowers and my yard now that I'm in an apt. but hopefully not for too much longer. I'm a new follower. You have a nice blog!