The over abundant hydrangea filled mantel, 2014 edition

The over abundant hydrangea filled mantel, 2014 edition. via FunkyJunkInteriors.net
It’s most definitely hydrangea harvesting season!

Let the over abundant decorating games begin. 🙂 

The over abundant hydrangea filled mantel, 2014 edition. via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

The over abundant hydrangea filled mantel, 2014 edition. via FunkyJunkInteriors.net
Most folks have pruned their hydrangeas by now. I leave them intact until I use them.

Frost is just around the corner, and that’s when they turn brown. So it’s now or never.

But… they need one more thing.

With the addition of the ‘dried to a golden crisp’ hydrangeas from the ladder…

The over abundant hydrangea filled mantel, 2014 edition. via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

The over abundant hydrangea filled mantel, 2014 edition. via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

#13 Dare to be over abundant in whatever you do.

And let imperfection go. We’ll pretend the pan on the right didn’t drop, and I shot all these amazing closeups, because it didn’t get dark so soon.

Oh. Well. 🙂

See my over abundant 2014 hydrangea ladder here.

And my over abundant 2013 hydrangea mantel here.

And then there’s my over abundant 2012 hydrangea dresser here.

How to dry hydrangeas is here.

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  1. I just cut some of my hydrangeas yesterday to dry in water. Mine are lime green and pink. I have gardened for 30 years and have only had luck with hydrangeas the last 5-6 years. Love, Love them. I now have three bushes that produce lots of blossoms and one that is all pink and less likely to produce more than one or two large blossoms. I go crazy too, drying bundles for family and also put them in my winter pots with pine boughs and holly (Michigan has a long winter); great to look at under the snow on my porch.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Oh that sounds so lovely Eloise! My blue bush changed to lime green, then pink, then purple. I could barely keep up! Next will be brown if I leave them long enough… which I usually do. LOL

  2. Good morning. I wanted to write to you about your Newsletter this week. Thank you. You don’t know how many times I may have been in a bad mood or just having the blah’s and I open up my emails and see what is going on in the blog world and it cheers me up. Thank you for the encouragement and the reminder to be thankful EVERYDAY. With the busy world we all live in, it is sometimes hard to remember all your blessings. But the sweet reminder you give me is wonderful. I love every post you make. You bring sunshine into the world. Love your ideas and creations. Your cats are so cute too. Happy Thanksgiving right back at you. Take care, Tracy

  3. personally i do not think you can be over abundant with hydrangeas i can’t wait for my baby plants to grow up and become big bushy flowerful loves btw loved the newsletter xx

  4. I have two hydrangea bushes and I did not get one bloom this year. Your hydrangea are beautiful and I am hoping that next year I will have an over abundance of blooms. Incidentally I personally think we need to see more pictures of your kitties. One tonight was not enough.

    • Haha Patty! They are hard to catch, being indoors and always moving. My house is a cave this time of year and I need the shutter WIDE open.

      Tune in for Tuesday’s (tomorrow’s) post.. I have another cat photo bomber at your service. 🙂

  5. Donna, I can’t believe how many blooms you get from your hydrangeas! My plants are hug but I don’t get nearly as many flowers. The mantle looks great! Perfect fall colors and I love the cat sauntering through the shot.

  6. Just GORGEOUS! I just for the very first time dried my hydrangeas and have a new love & respect for them. Now one of my favorites! Love everything you are doing with yours!!

  7. Donna,

    Your hydrangeas are beautiful. Love that you were able to capture some really green ones. Mine are usually a little more faded. I also like the way you styled the mantel. Overflowing with the bounty.