Friday, May 8, 2009

Friday flowers

This week I have creamy white hydrangeas and a vintage green tablecloth that I adore.

white hydrangea
{green tablecloth from the thrift store, blue ceramic vase by d}

For some reason hydrangeas used to make me think of little old ladies and cottages and I didn't like them (the flowers, not little old ladies or cottages). And then I gradually started to appreciate them. Isn't it weird how that happens? Or maybe it's just a sign that I'm getting old.

I love how the petals look like ruffles from the top.

white hydrangea + breakfast
{ignore my sadly misshapen egg - it was delicious but not beautiful}

24 comments:

  1. I love hydrangeas. They are such a sweet flower and your tablecloth sets them off beautifully.

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  2. I LOVE hydrangeas, even if they do bring to mind old ladies!

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  3. I love white hydrangeas. Blue ones still make me think of little old ladies, cottages, and Martha Stewart circa 1982. ;)

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  4. I've become smitten by hydrangeas lately too...maybe it is due to age! Your breakfast looks lovely.

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  5. I think I started loving hydrangeas when studying abroad in England. The acidity of the soil changed the colors from pink to indigo to bright white, it was really incredible!

    Have a wonderful weekend, dearest!

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  6. I love hydrangeas - they make me think of my grandmother's garden in Belgium. It is a bit cottage-y though :)

    have a great day!

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  7. What a gorgeous photo! I love the contrast of the creamy petals against the tablecloth -- it's very Tiffany & Co.

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  8. i think the little plated egg is my favorite part, actually - you really have a way with food styling, rachel!

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  9. Okay, so I'm curious. Is that coffee you're drinking with cream(er) or is it tea? Either way it looks delicious and would love to know what it is exactly.

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  10. Oh so pretty! Just found your great blog... will visit often

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  11. Living in the hot, humid south, I adore hydrangeas. There's a bush on the side of my house that blooms for months. Clippings sit in Mason jars all over my apartment all summer long.

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  12. Stunning! I'm waiting for the week when we pick the same flower and shoot a nearly identical photo!

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  13. love hydrangeas! and such pretty, peaceful photos. have a great weekend!

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  14. Your egg is beautiful in its misshapen-ness. Just like the loveliness of the folds in the tablecloth...

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  15. The colours, the textures, the egg - just beautiful!

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  16. I love Hydrangeas. And the color contrasts of the flowers and the tablecloth are great!

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  17. so pretty, especially with your lovely green table cloth. I love the really pale green hydrangeas too, but white is so fresh.

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  18. haha, same with me. I just planted 3 new ones to add to my other 3 over the weekend.

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  19. I love Hydrangeas, especially the white ones, there's just something about the petals that are so lovely and frothy! They look beautiful against that green table cloth, so spring like!

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  20. that's so funny! my granny had hydrangeas outside her house, so they always made me think of old ladies too. but now i kinda like 'em...

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  21. I think the hydrangeas are beautiful... especially the white ones and the table cloth is wonderful too!

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  22. the colors blow me away...wow...beautiful! xo t

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