Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Tuscan Style Hydrangea Bouquet


As the summer fades into autumn, now is the perfect time to clip and preserve hydrangeas.

Cut mature stems and put them in a vase of water about two inches deep. Let the water evaporate. It's that simple!

Dexter is enjoying his dog nap while I cut my hydrangeas. Little does he know that he is about to be left at home with a sitter!

I plan on taking my hydrangea bouquet to Asti for the Tuscan Style photo shoot.
Yes, today is the big day!

Bonnie Broten, regional editor for Meredith Corp. is arriving today to style the house. I've packed the car with "props" from my home, and we will stop on our way in Healdsburg at Uniquely Chic for sunflowers and roses.
Then, John Granen, the photographer arrives tomorrow to begin the shoot!
It's all very exciting!

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24 comments:

cityfarmer said...

God bless you darlin'
you deserve every minute of this!

Lana K. W. Austin said...

Love the hydrangeas!!

I'll be thinking of you at the big shoot!

HOW EXCITING@!!!!!

Hugs/blessings,
Lana

Lizabeth said...

Have a great time with the big shoot! Dexter looks completely content in his world!

Elizabeth said...

I am so excited for you. I am sure it will be beautiful. Love the Tuscan hydrangeas.

The enchanted home said...

Wow lots of exciting things going on!! Cannot wait to see the end result, loved the dried hydrangeas too..have quite a few small arrangements around here too..so easy, and they are definitely the flower that keeps on giving!

Lori E said...

I am sooo excited for you Delores. Make sure you enjoy every minute and take some behind the scenes photos too.

Razmataz said...

Good luck with the shoot...it's going to be fabulous!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful hydrangeas Delores! How exciting to be in a issue of Tuscan Style!! Your home is already magazine ready so I'm sure there's not much for them to do! Martina

Marlis said...

Best wishes for sunny weather, no technical difficulties and total enjoyment basking in the limelight! I cannot wait for the magazine to come out.. Thanks for the tip on drying hydrangeas.. mine from last year didn't turn out so well! Above all.. have some fun today.

Victoria said...

I am so excited for you, Delores. Have fun. I love hydrangeas and am attempting to go some in SW Florida. They do not love it here, but I am determined.
Best..Victoria

Linda in AZ * said...

*** Such a FUN DAY you'll have, full of wonderful & new experiences... and PRIDE too, at the opportunity to be asked to share your wonnnnderful home/designs, girlfriend!!!

E*N*J*O*Y!!!!!

"You go, girl!"...

Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Tricia Rose said...

Can't wait to see it Delores!

Angeldog said...

Delores...I have the hardest time with hydrangeas in water....they wilt after one day...Am I giving them too much water? I see where you say let the water evaporate after they've soaked up 2 inches, but I'm assuming that's for drying them...what if you want to keep a bouquet in a vase longer? Help! I love them but hate buying them and losing them a day later.

Lovely pics....love the dog!

Kathy said...

Oh Delores I am so excited for you, that is one of my very favorite magazines I never miss an issue...WAY TO GO!!!

Loretta said...

Best Wishes...hoping you all the success today! Your Dexter is sooo pampered! LOL. Luv
Loretta

Lisa D. said...

YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Knock it out of the park !!!!!!!!!!! xo Lisa D.

sharon said...

Isn't it funny how we can be on opposite sides of the world and have the same things on our minds!! Have fun with the photo shoot, I hope we get to see the results!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the hydrangeas. Can't wait to hear all about the shoot. Take some pics for us. Hugs, Marty

Bonnie said...

So excited about the shoot for you. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Love your tuscan hydrangeas arrangement!

Beeutiful by Design said...

Wonderful vignette. I hope you had a great time at the photo shoot and every thing went smoothly. Jennifer

tyrone01 said...

Delores I hope your photo shoot went well. I am so happy for you. Can't wait to see the results!
Theresa Strickland
@ChiefHomeDesign
www.brandwave.org

Styling by Coty Farquhar.. Australia said...

It's always such a treat to visit you Delores, everything is gorgeous!

Beautiful in everyway.
Have a fun time at the shoot!
xxxx Coty

Sheila said...

I hope Madonna sees this. She "loathes" hydrangeas. (And is rude and petulant.) Silly woman.
Good luck with everything. Love your beautiful blog.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I had no idea it was that easy. Now I wish I'd picked up one of the bouquets I saw yesterday at Whole Foods.

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