my mantle's newest incarnation.....

 My mantle has changed once again for summer.

 After all the fourth of July color, I was perfectly happy with the mantle edited down to neutral, even enjoying my rice filled jars.
Then some beautiful 6 inch hydrangeas came my way.
At first I winced when I saw them, rather than seeing their magnificent beauty,
I saw more work.
It has been really hot here in Southern California recently
and I have spent much time 
tending the garden.
I brought the hydrangeas inside to protect then until I could find them a home.
Then it hit me,
I could use them on my mantle.
and sure enough as kismet would have it, 
I had six plants.
 Believing always in quick and easy decorating, there was no way I was going to plant these in the urns....
even if they would fit.

 Instead I simply wrapped the plastic containers with craft paper  that I rolled  and crunched....
and voila.
instant containers.
I love the look of the throw away paper
juxtaposed
with the classic iron urns.


 Now I am enjoying my beautiful white hydrangeas
that have found a perfect  and easy home.

 Aren't they gorgeous!
I actually prefer decorating with live plants,
rather than cut flowers,
because I can replant them outside afterwards.
My garden is overflowing for just this reason,
and....
 I have been here....
a long time.

Wishing you love and joy as you style your life!

thanks so for stopping by
Tamera

2 comments:

  1. Your new hydrangeas are so beautiful on the mantle like that. The craft paper are an excellent idea! Love it, I think I will use it some time.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  2. Gorgeous! I love the extravagance and simplicity at the same time!

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