Summer Hydrangeas and a Pottery Barn Ceramic Stand

My hydrangeas are going crazy…maybe it is because of all of the many rainy days we have had.

So I went out for the first time this season to cut some for the house.

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I arranged the hydrangeas in my Ikea pitcher…

…..and set it on the Pottery Barn Ceramic Beverage Stand.

I am always trying to utilize items in the “unintended way”

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I can foresee using this stand in so many ways…

…..oh, and I am experimenting with my white balance on my camera.

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I filled the base of the stand with lavender buds that I purchased from Marian (Miss Mustard Seed)…

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I gathered hydrangeas from two separate shrubs in the back yard…

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One of the hydrangea shrub…the largest one…that is protected by fencing…from the deer!

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This other shrub is not protected…

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I believe it is because it is next to my Rosemary shrub….

…..Some of my neighbors have planted Rosemary among their roses to ward off the deer.

Here are some of my flowers around the back “veranda” area…

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I love how this shrub has a variety of pinks and lavenders.

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Hope you all have a wonderful weekend…

I will be taking a few days off…to work on projects, relax and enjoy the view…

…..and smell the hydrangeas!

P.S. Gina at Shabby Creek Cottage did a great post on a photography tip…

Pop over and read how to get a great shot of a “dark” room and prevent “blow out” of windows!

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