and some background info
These are Annabelle Hydrangeas from last summer. I really love their pretty white flowers and they make a good dried flower too. They turn a wonderful green as they age.
I hung them to finish drying. They were in my garage all winter and I kept promising myself I'd do something with them.
I finally brought them in and made an arrangement with them.
I cut and poked them into a styrofoam block and put them in this oblong display bowl. Some of these flower heads were 10" across!
I wanted to use this tray to add warmth to the setting and I decided to bring these antique gold candle holders into the vignette to pick up on the color of the handles of the tray. I am a big fan of the quatrefoil design and these became displaced after I changed the fireplace mantel as seen "here" and it was bugging me that I wasn't using them.
I found the tablecloth in the drawer- it has a great casual summer like feeling that offered the look my mind set out to create. I was hoping to be able to use it here but it's a poor fit for this table because it's too short one way and too long the other way. It looks too frumpy for me. I do love the colors it offers for my room but I can't live with it on this table. I have another idea for it so I'll see how it goes and let you know!
I found this table topper in with my table linens so I decided to give it a try here.
The color of the bowl is bugging me. I did give it a dusting of Heirloom White spray paint but it needs more to knock out the grey tones.
Hmm...I see something that has inspired me for one more change!
3rd Look- maybe the charm?
If you look at the picture before this one you can see this decorative planter that I have now swapped with the hydrangea arrangement.
I had never put these two pieces together before but as I was doing this post and reviewing my pictures it finally hit me that they would look good together. It's not the light white summery look I started out to achieve but I'm okay with that because it fits in this formal setting a bit better.
This link is to the first post where I introduced the tray and it's still one my favorite looks. I think I'll bring it back to that look come late summer.
I'll be joining these parties: