Tuesday, August 11, 2009

lovely flowers and pretty packages

I have a Bluebird Hydrangea that did quite well this summer.
My Endless Summer Hydrangea, on the other hand, had one bloom, and I think my husband ran over that one with the lawn mower! I've heard that some people feel they haven't lived up to the hype. I guess I'd have to say I'm one of them. I thought I'd have lovely bouquets of hydrangeas all summer long and extras to dry for wreaths in the fall...not happenin' this year!
Heather Bullard's recent post got me thinking about hydrangeas. Hers reminded me of the arrangements that were at the bridal shower I attended a couple of weeks ago.

The mother of the bride made one for each table. They held 2 small green apples, 1 large hydrangea blossom, a couple of pink roses on picks, and that cool, stringy stuff she picked up from a florist. Does anyone know what that's called? She bought the glassware at TJ Maxx or Marshall's. Aren't they beautiful?

I helped my friend, the mother of the groom, to wrap two stunning packages for her son and future DIL.

It took us about 5 hours to cut, fold and glue, but they were pretty impressive when they were done. Don't you agree?


  1. Hi Susan, So glad to meet you...Thanks for your sweet comment this morning and congrats on starting your own great blog! Beautiful hydrangeas!

  2. There were tall super-duper-sized martini glasses for the centerpieces at the wedding i went to this weekend. That must be the "in thing." I've been married too long to know the current trends. :)
    The bride and groom boxes came out AWESOME!!
    The hydrageas look beautiful. They are one of my favorite flowers. Another beautiful post...
    Love you.

  3. Hydrangeas are one of my favorites as well {second to the peony} ... all of my bushes bloomed this year except one, I wonder why that happens?

    Enjoy the rest of the summer!