Sep 24, 2010

The Soft Tones of Autumn...

The Hydrangeas have faded...

(click photos to enlarge)

To their soft Autumn colours...
perfect to enjoy in a tabletop vignette
as they dry...


A so soft pink blush  
in a vintage rose jug...


Chartreuse blooms
in a Chippy
Kitchen Kraft mixing bowl...


Sit on top of
an old favorite green scale...


No harsh Autumn oranges,
just softly fading colors...


drying slowly,

Preparing to be made into wreaths
to grace the front door:-)


Today I am joining...
and

Thanks for visiting with me today!

37 comments:

Sherry said...

Bella,
This is beautiful! So glad you joined this party! You are perfect for it with your gorgeous posts. Love that cake on the sidebar. It is the prettiest cake in the world!
Sherry

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

The chippy bowl is a match made in heaven for those hydrangeas! So pretty with their pastels.
Lovely post as usual and I envy you for these gorgeous hydrangeas... Here it is still hot, summer will not quit. Our guests could not believe the fact that for three weeks straight we had sun and such warmth with 95°F and higher.

Sunny greetings from Georgia,

MariettesBacktoBasics

Melissa said...

A beautiful and very gentle vignette.

Tete said...

Now that's pretty...
Hugs- Tete

Entertaining Women said...

Okay, this settles it. Next summer I have to figure out a way to grow my own hydrangeas...and lots of them! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous vignette. Cherry Kay

NanaDiana said...

Bella- Beautiful as always. We can't seem to grow any hydrangeas here except the greenish/white ones. Even ammending the soil doesn't seem to work. And they are one of my favorites.

I love your soft Autumn colors-It feels like Autumn is sneaking in on kitten feet~ xxoo Diana

Sonia said...

Hello Bella,
What a beautiful vignette and your pictures of the hydrangea are so beautiful. Live the vintage patina on your post.
Thank you for celebrating with me the launch of my magazine.
Hugs!!
Sonia

stefanie said...

oh, those are just gorgeous!!!!

High Heeled Life said...

Gorgeous!!! I love that they give autumn a little touch of pastel... Wishing you a wonderful week-end!! HHL

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

ahh another beautiful post of yours! love the colours and the flowers with the china just add charm! love them all! thanks for sharing...
xo
fitty

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

Hi Bella :)
Lovely Hydrangea and China :)
Love from Sweden
Håkan

Sherri said...

Bella, what a beautiful post! I love hydrangeas in the Fall with their many muted, soft colors-just gorgeous!! I love the way you have arranged them too! Have a great weekend!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful shots and the colors are great!

Lavender said...

Beautiful!

Madelief said...

Dear Bella,

You have such beautiful pitchers and bowls! They look very pretty with the faded flowers of the hydrangeas!

Happy weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Thanks for the beautiful visual reminder to go cut my hydrangeas and let them start drying...

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Bella, what beautiful photographs these are! Love the pretty vintage china you used :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Lavender Cottage said...

I prefer the soft pastel shades of autumn although the dark gold and rust colours have their place too.
The hydragea blooms in your rose bowl do have a vintage quality, very nice.
Judith

Cabin and Cottage said...

Morning Bella! Your close-up shots have such lovely drama. I like the first back-lit scale shot the best! So pretty all around.

Princesa Nadie said...

Dry hydrangeas are lovely flowers for autumm time
Hugs

A Cottage Muse said...

Simple and full of beauty!!

It's me said...

So beautiful..............happy weekend darling......love Ria...

tales from an oc cottage said...

Just lovely!


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Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Your hydrangeas look lovely in the bowl.

Brenda Kula said...

What gorgeous images. Of another time and place, full of nostalgia.
Brenda

Ewa said...

WOW, beautiful, beautiful and once more beautiful!

Susis gelbes Haus said...

Dear Bella...
ohhhhhhhhhhhhh I love Hortensien.. ;O))
this colour are soo nice..
Hugs Susi

Katy Noelle said...

Dear bella Bella,

Did you get a new camera??? Your photography is just getting better and better and more and more thrilling. I don't know how but I've missed a good months worth of posts. I'm so sorry but I have to tell you, I feel like I've found a whole stash of classic Victoria magazines. It's so beautiful!!! You're just doing a brilliant job with this!

Love, Katy Noelle

Donnie said...

So beautiful. Mine are blue but have already dried up, not in a nice way though. Happy Pink Saturday.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Bella, your blog is beautiful and such an inspiration! You make my heart sing! I love all your touches of "Vintage Charm"! I would love to feature your CAKE pictures and blog on my blog if possible in a few days! Please let me know if I have your pleasure to do so! Thank you!

Hugs,
Maryjane

maría cecilia said...

Dear Bella, a so beautiful display of your hydrangeas. I have loved the old scale and all the china you show. Beautiful!!
Hugs

Heaven's Walk - said...

Happy Saturday to you, Bella! Your photos are just beautiful, as usual. I have to agree that there is just something very special about hydrangeas this time of year. They look softer for some reason. Soooo very pretty! And I adore the way you photographed them. :)

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Bella,
Lovely pastel, serene colors. Perfect!
Always a dream visit here.
xo~Tracie

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Bella, The hydrangea look perfect in the kitchen bowl or pitcher. So soft in colour. Take care:)

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

My hydrangeas have faded too. I cut the ones that were left and plopped them into containers. How do I preserve them? (They are dry.)

I love your scale, by the way.

Couture de Papier said...

Thank you for sharing your darling Vintage Charm treasures.
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Dawn said...

This green and pink pastels are just beautiful & you have the perfect weighing machine to match ;0)

love Dawn xx