Thursday, July 26, 2012

Fading Hydrangeas

My jute wrapped glass vase filled with fresh hydrangeas has been making the rounds...You first saw it on a shelf in my daughter's bookcase, then outside on the little painted table on the basement patio. Now, it looks great on the dining table in our Breakfast Room.

Do you want to know a secret? Until a year or so ago, I really didn't like my Breakfast Room. I didn't care for my breakfast table and chairs either. A different color paint on the wall, some inexpensive Ikea curtains and a round table found on Craigslist that replaced a too large rectangular table made all the difference in the world. I even like my chairs now.

This blue and green tablesetting is one of my favorites. You've seen it before awhile back.

Thought I'd throw in a photo of the french baguettes that Mr. Fanatic made last night. As you might imagine, there's not a lot leftover.

Just an FYI...the hydrangeas are real. They are from my neighbor's yard and they have faded to a beautiful green and light blue. A few weeks ago the flowers on the plants were  a gorgeous shade of blue.

Is there a room in your house that you didn't like before you gave it a makeover?
Would love to hear about it.




  1. Oh I love your dining area, it is gorgeous and I love your table and chairs too. Gorgeous tablescape. The blue square plates are so pretty and the hydrangeas are stunning. Yes, I didn't like my whole house, but finally am getting the furniture down to a scale that fits, so much better. Hugs, Marty

  2. Your table is beautiful Pam. I love the hydrangeas in the jute wrapped vase. Wonderful textures!

  3. Your breakfast room looks similar to mine -- love the way your window treatment looks! Your table is very appealing, too -- love the blue and green together, plus the textures from the burlap and the hydrangeas.

  4. Hi Pam! I love your pretty table! Just a beautiful spot.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. When we bought our house two years ago, we really did not like the drab gray color throughout. It looked cold and lifeless. We decided to paint, using Shaker Beige by Benjamin Moore. Just that alone warmed up the whole house. I love your table. The chargers are perfect for the green setting.

    Jocelyn @

  6. I love your breakfast's so inviting and pretty! The hydrangeas are gorgeous. I can't seem to get mine to dry, they just droop and die. Any tips?


  7. The most beautiful dining area I see today.

    TY again for sharing.
    /CC from Stockholm

  8. I think it looks fabulous.. The table setting and the whole room.

    Love it~!

  9. Your tablescape is beautiful, Pam! I love blue & green together (we must be thinking alike this week). lol
    I think your breakfast room is really lovely. I love the chair design & all that light from the windows makes for a pretty setting!

  10. Such a beautiful table. Love the square plates, and the fiber chargers. Very nice.

  11. Hi Pam!
    I love your dining room! I like all the changes you made and the chairs and table!
    Pretty much every room has been on my hit list for some years now! I think I'm going to kick back and enjoy what I've done and leave it a lone for a while!

  12. Really? You didn't like this pace or its contents??? It looks pretty roomy and very inviting, unlike our breakfast nook which is cramped by my standards. I just want to take a sledgehammer to the breakfast bar in there!!! And I'd like to take a hammer to the windows, too, and replace them with French doors. I keep threatening! :-) I love the jute-covered vase. VERY cool!!!!! Your neighbor is quite lucky to have any flowers after this horrible drought! The ones you have there are beautiful!!!

  13. Your dining area is everything I would ever want.. It's pretty, serene and so well thought out. I love love your pretty table setting. xo marlis

  14. So much to love about your dining area. The round table is just perfect in the space and now you have a new appreciation for those great chairs. Those square plates are so pretty and the centerpiece sets everything off just right. Nothing like real flowers!

    Robin Flies South

  15. Your vase looks great here on your new table!! Love this space!! I'm glad your happy with the changes you made, I think it looks fabulous!

  16. What a beautiful room this is! Love the colors and subtle textures. Beautiful tablescape! The jute wrapped hydrangea vase makes a gorgeous centerpiece and I love the blue and green colors of the place settings. Lovely post!Thanks for sharing and for your sweet comment. Have a great weekend!~Poppy

  17. Beautiful hydrangeas, dining room and tablescape! Sadly, our hydrangeas have faded almost completely here...

  18. Don't you love when a not so great space turns into a fave? That bread looks amazing too!

  19. You have taken a place you didn't like and turned it into one of the prettiest most serene spots! Right now I am not in love with any room, but that will all change!

  20. Love your breakfast room....I love it when the hydrangeas turn a beautiful shade of green...
    The blue and green is one of my favorite color schemes....


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