Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Coffee Table Shake Up II

I have extremely enjoyed the last several weeks and finally getting to enjoy some fruits of our labor. We have been in our home now for about 2.5 years and have been tacking on plant after plant, year after year. I have had a few questions about our hydrangeas from here and from instagram {ps,  you can find me: missdixie30}, and I have to tell you that this year is the first year these babies have bloomed like this. My mom has a ton of hydrangeas too, and hers are having a good year as well. Hydrangea lovers, be patient...give them a little time and care and they will bloom! I'm a believer now.

 I have been bringing in fresh flower after flower and enjoying every bit of it. I hope you aren't tired of these pics just yet! This is one of the first groups I brought in...

The night before this next arrangement, I read Southern Living's June issue and picked up this great idea. Cut hosta leaves for a simple and chic centerpiece, even for your dining room table. I love them on our coffee table and mine lasted almost a week. Seriously, anyone can put this look together and I think everyone should.

I also added some fresh hydrangeas in my favorite Kate Spade vase.
 This variety blooms shades of pink and is called a Mini Penny.

Can you tell I'm obsessed with my little TJ Maxx ceramic elephant? Are you sick of him yet?

Unfortunately, the hydrangeas didn't last as long as the hosta leaves. To keep things fresh, I tossed the hydrangeas and simply added a few of our roses to the hosta vase. The darker pink are knock out roses, and the coral is a variety I'm not sure of...a friend bought us for our anniversary last year.

This weeks variety...the blue and white hydrangea is called a peppermint twist. I bought a few of these for myself and for my Mom several years ago. They have been tiny in years past compared to what they are now. Still using the same vase as seen above {bought on sale at Pier 1 this spring}. 

I mentioned in my last coffee table post I like to switch things out. I found that ikat pillow at World Market this past weekend, for 19.99. I am all about decorating for American holidays and summer, so I'm happy to see a switch towards our patriotic colors. Ps- the cheetah pillows were ordered with my sofa, but just came in a month or so ago {they have been sitting in a bag in the garage!}...silly, silly me.

So, that's the latest on our coffee table...not much else has changed around our house! I can only hope that we get to enjoy these beautiful flowers all summer long, I feel spoiled already! 

Happy hump day y'all! xo.


Courtney Ferry said...

I am obsessed with everything in these pictures, it all looks so great. If you don't mind me asking, where did you get your couch? I absolutely LOVE it and have been on the lookout for a new one.

Laura said...

gorgeous! my husband and i are buying our first house soon - you can bet i'll be seeking you out to get some tips for growing gorgeous blooms!

tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

I LOVE that elephant!
hydrangeas are the best. we had them as centerpieces for our reception. I am obsessed.

Mrs. Type A said...

Hydrangeas are my favorite, and those are beautiful! I'd love to plant some at our new house once we move in. I also love the elephant-- it is so cute!

pam {simple details} said...

Thanks for the hosta idea, I've never thought of using them, but they look great! Tire of hydrangeas...not a chance!

Molly said...

I love elephants. My best friend is from the Philippines and she tells me the elephant trunks should always be pointing out a window for good luck. Just thought I'd pass that folklore along.

Jess said...

So I love these pictures, but I couldn't help but love two things that weren't mentioned -the white blanket and fun pillows on your couch. :)

Also fresh flowers weekly are just the best and you've picked gorgeous bouquets.

Fashion Meets Food said...

absolutely gorgeous! I love your candle holder and the addition of blue flowers is so pretty xo

Anne Elise said...

beautiful hydrangeas! if they start to wilt or look sad a little too soon, turn them upside down into water for a bit and they will perk right back up! longer use!!