This is our second Summer in our house. We moved in last April and one day I was doing dishes and was very pleasantly surprised to see a HUGE Hydrangea bush outside my kitchen window! Needless to say I was very excited this year to enjoy the Hydrangeas again :) I usually just put them here...
on the kitchen window.
But after reading this new blog, It's Great to be Home, I decided I could get a little more creative and copy her! Liz used a cute strainer for some added color.
(photo from Liz's blog)
Well, my strainer isn't colorful, but it is cute! I pulled out my prettiest cook books and put my cute strainer on top. Then for a bonus I added some hydrangeas!
I was pleased with this transformation. In order to keep the flowers alive, I added a bowl of water in the strainer and a paper towel underneith to make sure water didn't get on my cook books. In the future I'll use this look for fruit and such!
We also have a great sugar mold we use for candles. For the summer I emptied out the candles and put some hydrangeas in them!
It really pulls our living room together and makes it feel like summer! This was an easy and free way to update our house!