Christmas inspiration… from a mouldy hydrangea

Christmas Inspiration... from a mouldy hydrangea. Can she pull it off? via Funky Junk Interiors

I’m pretty sure my home looks like yours right about now. You’ve yanked out Christmas and everything is a mountain of pretty chaos.


Fresh greens for garland via Funky Junk Interiors

I wasn’t really sure where to go with decor this year.

Red rusty license plate for Christmas inspiration via Funky Junk Interiors

 I desired my usual fanfare of junk and nature, but also something that set this year apart from the rest. Something… different.

As I was sweeping my front walk, it hit me.

A vibrant dried hydrangea dresser via Funky Junk Interiors

Remember my hydrangea dresser?

Dried hydrangeas that turned from vibrant to brown after frost hit. via Funky Junk Inteirors

When frost finally hit, the blooms turned from ‘vibrant’ to ‘paper bag’. Isn’t that interesting?!

Christmas inspiration... from a mouldy hydrangea. via Funky Junk Interiors

But still beautiful in their own right. Well, I think so anyway.

Not one to waste any decorating gear potential, I hauled it inside and started to play. And liked what I was seeing.

Am I off my rocker?! Can I make these mouldy hydrangeas work this year? For Christmas, no less?

Christmas inspiration... from a mouldy hydrangea. via Funky Junk Interiors

Watch me.

I may be a little quieter than the norm this week, but rest assured, you’re about to get hit with a KABOOM of fresh new posts, that will inspire you to think outside of the box. And I promise, it’ll barely cost you a thing to copy.

Watch for the announce later this week. It’s even more than what you may think. :)

So, what’s your theme this year?

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  1. I think I like the “paper bag” hydrangeas better than the vibrant. You’re not off your rocker. And if you are, so am I because I’ve used hydrangeas in my Christmas decor for years – tucking them into the tree, embellishing wreaths with them and using them throughout the house all winter long.

  2. I think Arizona is too hot to grow hydrangeas. The pomegranates are finally turning red and dropping the leaves….such pretty color. Haven’t thought much about decorating yet….been busy getting the home ready for the appraiser. Can’t wait for the excitement of the announcement. Have a great week. Hugs.

  3. Good morning…I am so glad to find you and your site…I enjoy all your ideas…makes me smile …My friends think I am crazy…But when there is a party it is at my house :) I just love old stuff…It is warm fun and tells a story…My story … love the email in the morning…great way to start the day…Hope you have a wonderful week…Dorrie

  4. Hi, Donna!!!!
    I can’t wait!!!! I am about to decorate for Christmas I still have my Hydrangea Wreath (inspired by yours) on my door!
    Last year I did silver, beige and kind of warm gold (not very bright gold)… for Christmas. No, last year I was in Brazil, but 2 years ago.
    I am thinking to do the same thing this year??? But will wait for your posts!!!
    Claudine from ReStory.ca

  5. I love your moldy hydrangeas! Very rustic. I don’t have a theme this year. Love Christmas – it’s my favorite holiday – but this year I’m just too tired mentally to bother. So I threw a few disjointed things on my mantel, put up a merry christmas tag garland across my fireplace, and that’s about it for this year.

  6. What a beautiful morning here in Langley. I am sitting on my bench seat, watching my horses, drinking my second cup of coffee, and looking at the mess of burlap bags, boxes of Christmas orniments, and general chaos that is my dining room right now…add to this we are getting a puppy in two weeks so I have to ensure my decorating this year is puupy proof!

  7. I’m not doing a thing until Dec 1 :)

    I really like it when T-day is early, and we have that whole week that separates it from the self-imposed Christmas frenzy that so many people seem to embrace.

    I recently found out that our local high school has 23 homeless students-so most of my energy is going to go towards making sure they have coats/boots for this winter season. There is not a single thing I

    I am hoping that blogland will also focus on the goodwill this season should inspire-and not just a pretty decor-of which I am a HUGE fan!

  8. Hi Donna, I agree with a post up above, love the ‘rusty’ color of your hydrangeas. You are a great inspiration to use what we have about us. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I’ve used hydrangeas in my decor that I spray painted gold. I love the look.
    Trying to catch up after being without a computer for a while, must go find this week’s posts! lol
    Debbie :)