As much as I love fall, I hate to think that summer is starting to wind down. I’m trying to savour these last few weeks of sunshine, blue skies and relaxed summer living.
I’m also taking advantage of all of the beautiful summer flowers in full bloom right now. I love having vases of fresh flowers scattered around our home. It’s a wonderful way to add colour, not to mention delicious fragrance, to our house. In fact, fresh flowers are one of my favourite ways to add interest to a neutral colour palette. You can read all of my tips for decorating with neutrals here.
I’ve always thought hydrangeas are the epitome of summer. Their large, droopy mophead flowers conjure up images of hazy, lazy summer days. So a few years ago when we were adding some much needed landscaping to our home’s exterior hydrangea bushes were on the must-have list. Now every summer I can clip these pretty flowers until my heart’s content.
I wanted to create an easy summer centerpiece for our dining room table. So I snipped a bunch of flowers from one of our hydrangea bushes and put them in this beautiful vintage toolbox. I absolutely love this vintage toolbox, there are so many different ways you can use it. I share three of my favourite uses here.
Now I have this gorgeous centerpiece for our table, and it was so easy and inexpensive. It adds an air of elegance to the room, and it just freshens everything up. I love how dainty and pretty it looks.