Hydrangeas in the Dining Room

Hello to you!  Hope you’re having a good week.  Let me tell you, the weather here has been absolutely glorious.  I’ve been trying to spend more time outdoors, enjoying the sun and the last little bits of summer, just tending to my plants and such.  My hydrangeas are in bloom, so I’d thought I’d cut a few, style them up and take some photos in my dining room.
Oh, I just love hydrangeas!  When I bring them indoors, I always like mixing a few green blooms in with the white, even though they haven’t fully flowered, since I like the contrast and the texture.  I decided that some pretty aqua-colored vintage jars would be perfect for my arrangements.
I’ve had this old trug, carrier or whatever you want to call it for ages.  I don’t know why I never thought to use it in here before.  Sometimes I’m so blind.  Do you do that too?  You just get used to something being in a particular spot and never really notice it and it’s other possible uses?  Anyway, it seems like the rustic look of the trug combined with the silverware and linens works well together, don’t you think?
The vintage grain sack that usually hangs on the ladder was put away and replaced with one of my tablecloths instead for a nice little burst of color.  Feels lots better…not so drab.
Of course, the blueberries brighten up the room too.

Well, my lovelies, that’s all I have for ya…I’m not feeling super chit-chatty today.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
xo Tricia
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  • Ashley

    You have such a delightful dining room and the flowers are gorgeous! Have a great weekend Tricia! Xoxoxo

    August 11, 2011 at 11:40 pm Reply
  • A Cozy Cottage in the City

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! I always look forward to looking at your new posts…your photos, tablescapes & decor NEVER disappoint! I love everything about it…the caddy, blooms, plates, blueberries, etc… Enjoy your upcoming weekend!


    August 11, 2011 at 11:58 pm Reply
  • d e l i g h t

    Your photographs are beautiful! I love hydrangeas and they look just perfect in your turquoise jar.

    August 12, 2011 at 12:11 am Reply
  • Ashley Sisk

    Beautiful shots – I love your compositions.

    August 12, 2011 at 12:20 am Reply
  • Sharing Shadymont

    Gorgeous! I love what you've done! Great job!

    August 12, 2011 at 12:41 am Reply
  • Jaymi

    your food photography is AMAZING! and so inspiring!

    August 12, 2011 at 12:43 am Reply
  • Faded Charm

    Simply Breathtaking! Mine are just starting to bloom, but I can't wait to bring them inside:-)

    Enjoy your weekend.


    August 12, 2011 at 1:00 am Reply
  • Alabaster Rose Designs

    Wow-Wee Tricia,
    Just beautiful!! I wish I could take photos like that, they are simply dreamy!
    Have a lovely night.

    August 12, 2011 at 1:05 am Reply
  • Amy Kinser

    Your hydrangeas are gorgeous. Your photos are beautiful of everything. I love your tablecloth on the table.

    August 12, 2011 at 1:09 am Reply
  • La Vie Quotidienne

    I love Hydrangeas and yours are stunning. Such a beautiful compliment to the rest of the table setting. I really like the change from the grain sack to the tablecloth; just that perfect touch of color.

    August 12, 2011 at 1:17 am Reply
  • once in a blue moon

    your shots are just drop dead gorgeous…

    August 12, 2011 at 1:37 am Reply
  • Sandi

    Beautiful photos again Tricia! I love your hydrangeas. They look just like mine, but I never pick mine this early as they wither quite fast. Yours are gorgeous!!!

    August 12, 2011 at 1:43 am Reply
  • IMPRESSION "ein lebensgefรผhl-emotion of life

    I love hydrangeas and Your photographs are beautiful!!!!!
    Great job! ๐Ÿ™‚

    August 12, 2011 at 1:57 am Reply
  • Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal

    Those are some huge blueberries! They look gorgeous with the white dishes. And yes, I do the same. Get in a rut with where my things are and then one day a light goes on!

    August 12, 2011 at 2:03 am Reply
  • Natasha @ Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive, 365

    Your photos are stunning! I love the gorgeous hydrangeas too. I can't wait for summer so mine can start looking alive and healthy again!

    Best wishes,

    August 12, 2011 at 2:05 am Reply
  • Tara

    Everything is gorgeous, I adore hydrangeas, love the blueberries you added. Your home is so warm and inviting.

    August 12, 2011 at 2:07 am Reply
  • Deborah

    I think I'll have one of the blueberries Tricia ๐Ÿ™‚
    They look too lovely to pass up.
    I love the colour of your hydrangeas!!
    Everything here compliments each other….just beautiful Tricia ๐Ÿ™‚

    Deborah xoxo

    August 12, 2011 at 2:32 am Reply
  • Susan

    I love hydrangeas, and the paler green ones are such a nice pleasant change from the blue or the pink ones.

    Your photography is gorgeous, and your dining room looks so peaceful.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend, too!

    August 12, 2011 at 2:34 am Reply
  • Sweet Young Journey

    Oh, what a beautiful dining room! I love the way you have styled everything! Stunning photos, Tricia!
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    xo Cheryl

    August 12, 2011 at 2:37 am Reply
  • Nadege,

    Gorgeous flowers,a beautiful dinning room, and some great images.

    August 12, 2011 at 4:03 am Reply
  • Anne U

    Beautiful, love the colors and textures in the shots.

    August 12, 2011 at 4:53 am Reply
  • Rachel Noelle

    Beautiful photos~ Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! xoxo Rachel

    August 12, 2011 at 5:16 am Reply
  • Dagmar

    these photos are absolutely beautiful…I love hydrangeas as well.xo

    August 12, 2011 at 5:57 am Reply
  • raggygirlvintage

    It's all just so beautiful Tricia, all ready to just sit down and enjoy a cup of tea with friends! Loving those hydrangeas, (mine came up pink this year!)

    August 12, 2011 at 6:18 am Reply
  • Tereza

    Such beautiful photos! you make everything look amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

    August 12, 2011 at 6:30 am Reply
  • Bohemian

    Tricia as always your photos are a delight! And how lucky you are to have fresh Hydrangeas from your very own Garden! I've been enjoying Blueberries this week too… isn't it a shame there isn't more lovely Blue foods?

    Dawn… The Bohemian

    August 12, 2011 at 7:42 am Reply
  • Sara

    Love these, you are just so clever with combining textures and colours! I especially love the first shot with the metal in the background.

    August 12, 2011 at 8:04 am Reply
  • letrecivette

    Absolutely gorgeous!
    Have a great WE!

    August 12, 2011 at 8:06 am Reply
  • Rosemary Aubut

    So lovely! Always enjoy visiting here! Beautiful photos!

    August 12, 2011 at 10:33 am Reply
  • Karen

    Breathtaking! Hydrangeas are one of my favourite flowers. Have a good weekend:)

    August 12, 2011 at 10:37 am Reply
  • Pamela Gordon

    Just beautiful! Lovely photos and images. Have a wonderful weekend!

    August 12, 2011 at 11:13 am Reply
  • Tiffany

    So pretty..hope your summer is going well.


    August 12, 2011 at 12:42 pm Reply
  • Ann

    The flowers are so lovely,
    they really added a touch of coziness and lots of gorgeousness in your home.

    Lovely pics…
    thanks for sharing โ™ฅ

    August 12, 2011 at 1:42 pm Reply
  • Kaitlyn

    Goodness! I love your blog so much! I can't help but, always come back and look at all the elegance, beautiful captured pictures you have taken! Love!

    In our sea of love

    August 12, 2011 at 2:20 pm Reply
  • Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle)

    Enjoyed these photos so much! You have a light, airy style that I love. Maybe even envy a little. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have a great weekend!

    August 12, 2011 at 2:22 pm Reply
  • Deanna

    Absolutely beautiful hydrangea images….really love how you compose your shots, stunning. Have a wonderful weekend, Tricia.

    August 12, 2011 at 2:32 pm Reply
  • Evelyn S.

    Seriously….you should be photographing for fabulous decorator magazines!! What a beautiful series of images, Tricia! I do wish my hydrangeas looked like yours. (I wish my home looked like yours, too!)

    August 12, 2011 at 2:45 pm Reply
  • Maryvel Friesen

    I so love your photography! The softness of it, the brightness and most of the amazing creativity as you compose all those shoots! You really are amazing!

    August 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm Reply
  • Lorrie

    Beautiful, peaceful photos, full of summer beauty. Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers.

    August 12, 2011 at 3:53 pm Reply
  • Stephani

    I don't know how you came across my blog, but I'm glad you stopped by because it led me to yours! Everything is so beautiful here. I wish I could just dive into the screen! Beautiful photography as well!

    August 12, 2011 at 4:43 pm Reply
  • Ozma of Odds

    Did that high-end magazine call yet??

    beau-TI-ful, BEAU-t-iful, BEAUTIFUL

    my favorite is the petite fluer tied spoons:)

    xo, Rosemary

    ps. where oh where did you find the orchard latter?? i've been seeking all summer long…

    August 12, 2011 at 5:23 pm Reply
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    August 12, 2011 at 6:31 pm Reply
  • Stuff and Nonsense

    hydrangeas are my very favorite shrubs…so pretty and fun to cut and arrange indoors…you have created a lovely vignette in your space.


    August 12, 2011 at 8:00 pm Reply
  • Gwendolyn

    A beautiful, white, enchanting space. I love the blueberries in the shots. I lived on a blueberry farm as a very young girl.. happy memories.

    August 12, 2011 at 8:46 pm Reply
  • Sarah @ Modern Country Style

    I have quite a few hydrangea bushes but they are all too small too produce any decent amount of flowers yet. I did have one bush that showed real signs of promise but not enough to start picking from. Seeing your beautiful photos makes me look forward to next years harvest all the more!!


    August 12, 2011 at 8:50 pm Reply
  • Sue

    What a lovely shabby chic dining room! Love what you did with the wooden carrier in the tablescape. Your photos are so pretty, too! I wish I could pull off this look, but my home just doesn't lend itself to this style. So I get my "fix" by looking at everyone else's gorgeous room settings. Yours included….
    ๐Ÿ™‚ Sue

    August 12, 2011 at 9:37 pm Reply
  • Pam

    I just brought a bunch of hydrangea into the house today also. I've always loved your dining room, especially the pie safe.

    August 13, 2011 at 12:52 am Reply
  • Lara

    It all looks so beautiful! Such pretty hydrangeas – love them in jars! Your diningroom is gorgeous! I love the color fabric added to your ladder. I am all obsessed now with finding cute printed fabric – 1 yard only please ๐Ÿ˜‰ for inexpensive napkins/linen since reading Helene's book. Your rustic caddy is great!! Hope you have a happy weekend!

    August 13, 2011 at 1:12 am Reply
  • Allison

    Absolutely gorgeous, Tricia! I love white hydrangeas. I have a few bushes and they're pink. I would love some white ones. Have a wonderful weekend!

    August 13, 2011 at 1:39 am Reply
  • Theresa

    What a beautiful room brought to us with gorgeous photos! I hopped over from Debras, I love your blog and need to stick around for some more eye candy and inspiration! t. xoxo

    August 13, 2011 at 1:49 am Reply
  • Just B @ Love Where You Live

    Your dining room looks so bright and fresh. As always, your photos are lovely. You have a real talent! I too like the contrast between the green and white in your hydrangeas. Have a great weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

    August 13, 2011 at 2:18 am Reply
  • Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. Everything is so beautiful Miss Tricia. I hope you have an amazing weekend with your family.

    August 13, 2011 at 5:06 am Reply

    I'm working on my blog reading list…and you'll be on it.
    Ciao Bella!



    August 13, 2011 at 2:14 pm Reply
  • Sofies Haus

    awsome pics, really love your blog, hughs Anja

    August 13, 2011 at 2:49 pm Reply
  • Georgianna

    Tricia โ€“ I am just amazed by your photos and styling in this post. They are truly, truly gorgeous. I am so impressed and happy for you. And you can see the reaction! Wow! hugs, โ€“ g

    August 13, 2011 at 3:18 pm Reply
  • Conny's Cottage


    you have a very lovely home.

    I like your styl.

    August 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm Reply
  • lisa

    Each and every one of these is simply so beautiful Tricia! I love the compositions, and the light that you always capture is just gorgeous.
    I hope you are having a good weekend!

    August 13, 2011 at 4:28 pm Reply
  • Courtney ~ French Country Cottage

    So gorgeous Tricia~ I love your dining room and you photos are beautiful as always! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing at my party- hugs, Courtney

    August 13, 2011 at 4:31 pm Reply
  • LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend too Tricia.

    I always leave here feeling like I have just walked through a beautiful home decor magazine! And I can even smell your beautiful hydrangeas.

    Beautiful photographer, beautiful home, beautiful designer, beautiful soul!!!!!

    โ™ฅLee Ann

    August 13, 2011 at 6:28 pm Reply
  • A Cottage Muse

    Stun~ning photos!!!
    Truly inspiring, thank you!
    These are farmhouse fresh to me, you should link up at Laurie Anna's too!

    August 13, 2011 at 7:35 pm Reply
  • Heaven's Walk

    Tricia – I don't know if I've ever told you, but your photos are worthy of being in any of Fifi's books! So very beautiful! My hydrangeas are blooming beautifully now, too – and I just love them! ๐Ÿ™‚

    xoxo laurie

    August 14, 2011 at 2:38 am Reply
  • Linda

    BEAUTIFUL…your photos are always really special…you should be a professional, Tricia!

    August 14, 2011 at 4:41 am Reply
  • Kristy Life-n-Reflection

    Gorgeous summer table!

    August 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm Reply
  • Kia

    What a fab summer table! You have a delightful dining room ๐Ÿ™‚
    Happy Monday ahead!

    August 15, 2011 at 12:33 am Reply
  • Debra @ Common Ground

    This is so beautiful, love the fresh simplicity of your setting, The hydrangeas are lovely, mine just didn't do well this year, just way too hot! thanks so much for linking up to the party, xo Debra

    August 15, 2011 at 4:22 am Reply
  • Nancy @ A Rural Journal

    I never think to mix flowers and fruit. Genius idea! Your home is gorgeous.

    August 15, 2011 at 10:31 am Reply
  • Michelle Lee

    beautiful post ๐Ÿ™‚

    August 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm Reply
  • michelle

    Absolutely gorgeous my friend! I love the way your vignette is set up, the blueberries look so yummy. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I am so glad that the weather has been good and I hope you enjoy your week!!

    August 15, 2011 at 1:15 pm Reply
  • jacqueline

    Dearest sweet tricia, each time i visit you here…i always feel so inspired by your gorgeous settings and beautiful photos! Your home is really so cozy and lovely! These hydrangeas are such beauty!! Such a sweet coincident that i just finished my new weekend tote bag design and i used a beautiful hydrangeas linen fabric for it! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you sweet friend!

    August 15, 2011 at 2:17 pm Reply
  • Robin

    Your styling and photography always take my breath away. I wish for a tenth of your talent!

    Hydrangeas are a favorite of mine also. Great idea to add a few that haven't bloomed all the way. I'll be following your lead on that one.

    August 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm Reply
  • Henrietta

    I so love these set ups of yours. They are simple but I can't do them…trust me I have try to copied:) Ou well we can't do everything, I keep taking macro flower shots..I just get bored to them sometimes.
    Have a nice week and enjoy the weather (it is just raining here)

    August 15, 2011 at 3:40 pm Reply
  • Signe

    Wow, such am amazing blog you've got here!

    So glad you stopped by me so I could find my way back here. Your images are amazing and the heart-shaped pies below is just cute as can be ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hugs and a happy new week to you!

    August 15, 2011 at 5:55 pm Reply
  • Yvonne - Frl.Klein

    Dear Tricia,
    your photos are so gorgeous and your dining room looks so beautiful!

    August 15, 2011 at 8:14 pm Reply
  • PriscilaPetersDecor

    Absolutely stunning. Love your images.

    August 15, 2011 at 10:54 pm Reply
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    August 16, 2011 at 3:00 am Reply
  • Sandy

    Just stunningly gorgeous at usual!

    August 17, 2011 at 1:56 am Reply
  • Sandy

    oops, I meant to write "as" usual

    August 17, 2011 at 1:56 am Reply
  • hootnonny

    Delightful images! Your work has a professional quality which I wish I could emulate!

    August 17, 2011 at 3:15 am Reply
  • Val

    You make everything beautiful!

    August 17, 2011 at 12:08 pm Reply
  • Blueberry

    What a wonderful and inspirational blog! have a nice weekend, Ira

    August 19, 2011 at 1:28 pm Reply
  • augcott

    Such stunning shots!!!! Absolutely beautiful!!!

    August 31, 2011 at 1:13 pm Reply
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