My Hydrangea-less Summer and When to Prune

When to prune hydrangeas eclecticallyvintage.com

Big, fat tears rolled down my cheeks when I stepped outside a couple of months ago only to be met with a frightening sight. No, it wasn't Sasquatch or Freddy Krueger (although this did give me nightmares). It was so much more horrifying.   Oh my hubby certainly meant well when he let someone give our yard a spring clean … [Read more...]

                 

My Fall Table and a Giveaway!

Hydrangea Centerpieces eclecticallyvintage.com

  I didn't put fine china on my bridal registry. I'm not a formal china kind of gal. I mean, I love checking out the lavish table settings on Downton Abbey but prefer a simpler look ... oh and I'm still shocked over poor Matthew's untimely demise in that car accident. That's why I love white plates.  They really make the … [Read more...]

                 

Drying Hydrangeas 101

How-to-Dry-Hydrangeas

  Yes, I like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. Not really ... what I really like is are margaritas and tons of hydrangeas (and having an umbrella and wellies when the downpour starts). In August, my hydrangeas start to fade so I have to quickly take action so I can enjoy them all year long. Drying Hydrangeas 1) When … [Read more...]

                 

Bring on the Bling – Metallic Pinecone Place Settings

Fall Crafts, Thanksgiving, place settings

I'm torn. I love natural, rustic things like old wooden toolboxes and chippy paint ... but I also love a bit of bling (I live in Jersey after all). How to marry the two? Why not take a standard issue pinecone (not that there's anything wrong with that) and give it some attitude. I was lucky enough to try the Krylon Premium Copper … [Read more...]