Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hydrangea, Pie Safe and a Dress Form

When my sister was visiting she said I should write a post about my dried hydrangea. So I am, with a bit of furniture and finds added in.

Donna of Funky Junk Interiors decorates with dried hydrangea and that is when I tried out various ways of drying. (in Donna's blog search for 'hydrangea' -lots of great posts on that topic).

I tried the 'hang upside down', then put in water and let them dry out very slowly, the put them in the container you want them to stay in and let them dry. My favorite way is the dry in the container method. Worked best for me. (see wreath, cloche)

I've used dried hydrangea in a great many vignettes (and posts).

The tin candle mould is one of my long time favorite pieces. It joined this grouping after a bit too much 'play around' from little visitors.

Here is a bit of history about the pie safe part 1 and part 2.

The pie safe is about the only space in my home (lives in the kitchen) where I can take a 'tall' picture of something.

Here is a 'long view' of the pie safe in its present location. With the exception of the sink counter, stove and fridge all my walls are 'bare' of built-ins.

Today that tall something is ....

a dress form. DH found it on Saturday and I did do the happy dance.

Thank you for visiting.
I will be back Monday at 7:00 a.m.


  1. Your hydrangeas look wonderful...I do the dry out in the vase / container thing too, in the fall. By late winter I end up pitching them, and waiting for the next round to bloom.

    Gorgeous pie safe and what a find as to that dress form!!

  2. I believe I'd be doing the happy dance, too!

  3. Your hydrangeas are so pretty. I can't get mine to dry out with any color left in them. Will try your way. Love your pie safe! Happy dance is acceptable for a found dress form! LOL


  4. I have had a dress form on my list to but for a very long time, yay for you.

  5. Beautiful pie safe Joy. I love dry hydrangea but they do not grow around here. Sometimes available in pots at the nursery but they don't last long. That is a beautiful dress form.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  6. Your pie safe is one of the nicest I've ever seen!

    Several years ago we sold a dress form at a garage sale and I've regretted it. I don't blame you for doing a happy dance!

    I use the 'lazy' method of drying hydrangeas. It's called forgetting to water them ;).

  7. Hi Dear,
    the hydrageas are wonderful and what you've done with them even more! Thank you for sharing the colour stay wisdom - now I know what I've to do that they don't get brown after a while.
    Thank you so much!!!!
    Have sunny days and a happy weekend!
    All the best from Austria

  8. you Hydrangea dried beautifully, I also have tried several methods, that is a lovely pie safe, is very tall!

  9. How beautiful! I love Hydrangeas. And your pie safe is gorgeous!! ;)

  10. love your Hydrangea, so lovely dried. What a nice pie safe you have, I have always wanted one but out kitchen is too small, and it is tall. I'm gonna look at all the methods for drying out flowers, haven't been too successful yet. Have a great day!

  11. Perhaps this is the year that I will successfully dry hydrangeas!
    The dress form is a great find - everyone should have one.

  12. I dry most flowers by the container method. Your hydrangeas are gorgeous. Great pie safe and what a find the dress form is!

  13. I love dried hydrangeas! I display mine all year! :) Thanks for linking up to TTF @ Melissa's Antiques!

  14. Lovely, lovely and lovely! VERY cool dress form! I covet hydrangeas...Thanks for sharing this at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday Linky Party!

  15. With that dress form, you have a partner to do the happy dance with! My grandmother had the most beautiful hydrangeas, so whenever I see them I think of her.


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