Using the out of the ordinary vessels for flower arrangements
can be fun! So why not place pretty flowers in something as
utilitarian as a canning jar? The juxtaposition of the elegance
of flowers and the quaint vessels of canning jars make an arrangement
much more interesting!
Hello Dear Readers!
Welcome to Monday Morning Blooms when
Lidy, Mary, Pam and I present to you some
wonderful flower inspiration for your home and garden.
The links to their beautiful posts are at the bottom of this page.
Today’s theme is “jars”, as you may have already guessed!
Often times when I reach for a jar
to create an arrangement, I choose
my vintage French canning jars.
If you would like to see some of the posts
in which I have used these jars,
they can be seen here:
Today, the vignette is quite different from above
and I used hydrangeas from my yard!
When I purchased the hydrangeas
shrubs, the plant label/marker read,
“Deep Purple Hydrangea, Hortensia Deep Purple”
Hydrangea Macrophylia.(which means a big leaf hydrangea)
The actual flowers were crimson in color and
as time went by, they morphed into a beautiful purple.
I am so loving the soft green that surrounds
the petals of the hydrangea flower, that truly look velvety.
The other flowers that I used today are:
Orange Mini Varigated Chrysanthemums
Orange Stock Roses
Bupleurum (Hare’s Ear) for filler.
These French vintage canning jars were found
in a quaint antique shop in Calistoga, California
while on a trip to Napa with my hubby several years ago.
It is also where I found my vintage French market basket
and all of these things had a great adventure/plane ride home.
I purchased a set of three canning jars,
Citron, Mandarine, and a sweet jam jar
with a great graphic.
Sweet citrus mousse treats from Trader Joe’s
fill the compote. They are delicious!
My hubby could not wait until I took off the
“do not eat this prop” note on the package.
Tea Time for two at the kitchen table.
As you can see…our breakfast area is across
from my sitting area and the sunroom.
A single hydrangea bloom fills the petite jam jar.
I am hoping that this hydrangea shrub
will will keep blooming until Fall
as it is such a wonderful Fall color.
When I place flower arrangements
in the house, the wonderful part is that
you are able to see them from every room
with the exception of the bedrooms.
We planted hydrangea shrubs last year in the Spring
after the last Spring frost. Several are starting to bloom
including my Limelight Annabelles’
The soil here is more acidic. therefore most of my blooms
are blue in color…even though the shrub may have been
planted with pink blooms, the next year, the blooms are blue.
If you want pink blooms, you have to add more lime to the soil.
We amend our soil with a mixture of organic garden soil,
peat moss, and Black Cow….an even amount of each.
Prior to planting our hydrangeas, we took note of the
direction of the sun…as hydrangeas love morning sun
and afternoon shade.
Hope you enjoyed my vintage French canning jars vignette
in the breakfast room today.
Now it is time to see the loveliness of my Blooms friends
floral jar inspiration!
Their links are below their ever so beautiful images.
Pam ~ ~ Everyday Living
Lidy ~ ~ FrenchGardenHouse
Mary ~ ~ Home Is Where The Boat Is
And Me! ~ ~ Housepitality Designs
Have a most beautiful week hopefully filled with sunshine
and flower inspiration!