I didn’t join an official blog hop home tour for summer this year, but thought you’d enjoy seeing what I’ve done around our house for the summer season. It’s really been one of the BEST Springs we have had in recent memory and our temps have been so pleasant and comfortable. Such a difference from years past and we are loving it. Today I’m sharing how I decorated with our summer blue hydrangeas inside the house. Get ready for lots of beautiful blooms!
The hydrangeas in our backyard exploded this year and look so pretty with the blue/purple blooms that I couldn’t resist cutting many of them and bringing them inside to enjoy for a few days. We sure are enjoying our backyard this year and we’re sitting on that porch every day.
Last summer they didn’t bloom so well so I’m very happy to see them back in action.
They are such a gorgeous shade of blue with purple accents.
I guess our Georgia soil makes them blue.
I got out my clippers and clipped a lot of stems to bring in the house. I know they won’t last for too long, but they sure look pretty for now.
The foyer table got decked out with some of my summer accessories. I got something new this year. Do you spot her?
That pretty lady head bust (Evelyn Bust) (not an affiliate link, but for your convenience) is from Ballard Designs. I had my eye on one of these for the longest so finally just ordered her.
I love adding touches of blues and greens for summer on this neutral table and the lady head fits right in with her flower hat. I’ll add a real plant after these hydrangeas are spent. I added a tall clear cylinder vase with water to hold the hydrangeas.
I don’t buy a lot of new stuff but tend to recycle my favorite things. I still like color even though most people decorate tables with all neutrals now. Color still makes me very happy!
I really love her at lot and will find a plant to put in there when the hydrangeas are gone.
I’ve got loads of sea shells in my collection, so they come out every year too.
I love when the sun comes in the front door and window lighting up this area in the morning.
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In the dining room, I just set the table with my blue and white toile vintage china and added fresh hydrangeas to a big vase.
That’s about all that’s needed.
I thought this green and white runner I’ve had for a long time would add a fun pop of green.
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Moving on to the family room fireplace, I added more of my green glass bottles that I’ve collected for a few years. Perfect for these blue hydrangeas.
I think these shutters might stay here permanently. I love them as a backdrop.
These colors are so pretty together!
And the seashells are a fun addition for summer.
Seashell art and real shells displayed.
And that’s it for my summer home tour this year. I hope you enjoyed the explosion of blue hydrangeas we have this month. It sure is fun to watch them come out and bloom and I’ve got some white ones right behind these that should be in bloom for July.
I’ll be sure and share updates on the garden and how things are growing out there this summer! I definitely have a lot of hydrangeas now and that’s fine with me.
Here’s to summer! I hope you’re able to enjoy it some even though travel is slowed down for most of us. We have a couple of summer trips planned not too far away, but I’ll be sure and share those too.
Beautiful! I know you have put this in your blog before, but what is the blue paint color you used in your Living room area? Thanks!
Hi, Vanessa, that blue is Spellbound by Ben Moore, but I had it mixed at Sherwin Williams.
Mary Sturgeon says
Very beautiful! I was itching for you to bring a few inside 😍. Love them!
I have been so inspired by your blog. You are such a lovely person with so much talent. I have been searching your archived files looking for Saturday 149. We are updating guest bath and yours was so lovely. Loved your paint colors. So could you please tell me what moth and year that was from. Thing I may be a copycat. Love everything you do.
Thank you Barb
HI, Barb, thank you so much! That is so nice to hear. I think you mean the guest bath we did 2 years ago, so here you go. Most anything can be searched out on the search bar here with a few key words. I appreciate you reading my blog!
Thank you so much for the information.
First thing I did this morning was fix coffee and read your post.
I won’t have new flooring but you have given me so much help with paint colors.
My cabinet will be refinished by a professional and can hardly wait. Already have the mirror so once again thank you.
Have a great week from a devoted reader.
Thank you again, Barbara! I’m so fortunate to have so many of you come by to visit me every week.
So uplifting to read ur blog, love ur
Decorating style, always have!
I always pick up a pearl From U to guide me in my own decorating…
Thank you, Emma, that’s so nice to hear!
Rhoda, your blooms are spectacular! I love, love your new lady planter. Imagine the possibilities for Fall and Christmas! Where have you shopped for your green glass containers? Color makes me happy too, no neutral in my world.
HI, Roxanne, thank you so much! I don’t think I could live without color either, although I admire many neutral homes. I have found those at different sources. One is an old Southern Living green glass container. One is an antique pickle jar I picked up, and most of the others came from yardsales and several from Homegoods. They have lots of this green glass usually in stock and it’s recycled glass. Very pretty!
I love this post. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says
Rhoda, those blue hydrangeas are just gorgeous! How fortunate you are to have so many of these in your yard! We just planted a few more hydrangeas and hopefully, they will come through our harsh winter this year.
You have decorated your home so beautifully for summer! Your new “lady” looks so pretty on your hallway table. I ordered one last winter and I enjoy adding seasonal décor to her!
Glad that you and Mark were able to spend some time on Cape Cod. We toured this area about 10 years ago and always said that we wanted to go back! We loved it there!
Have a great week!
Three cheers for color.
Hi Rhoda, the hydrangeas bring so much life to all your rooms. The dining room looked wonderful and then you added the green runner which made the blues so much brighter.
Thank you, Jane, I just love bringing them inside!
Melesa Garrison says
Hydrangeas are one of my faves. I love the mix of green glass and the blueish purple together.
Your home looks beautiful, as usual. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Melesa, always appreciate your comments!
Kim Purvis says
I am so jealous! I had some and they never took off. They are gorgeous in the green vases.
Thank you, Kim! I’m so thrilled to have these established hydrangeas and I keep planting more.
A tip on making your blooms last. Cut the stem end up about an inch, dip the end in alum. I have blooms last over a week by doing this. I cant claim this tip I got it off of Pinterest a number of years ago.
I have been a fan for a long time. You caught my attention when you remodeled your previous home and I have been following you ever since.
Thank you, Susan. I heard about cutting the stem and also soaking them in a tub of water to keep them hydrated longer too. These lasted a good 5 days.
Anita holland says
It all looks sp pretty, you have a very beautiful home. I love your dinning area.
Thank you, Anita for stopping by!
Sue Davis says
Do you fertilize your Hydrangeas? They are ABSOLUTELY beautiful!
Hi, Sue, I really haven’t fertilized these that are established, but I probably will do that in the future years.
Your hydrangeas are stunning! I learned from another super talented blogger to soak your hydrangeas in cold/cool water for a few minutes when they start wilting. This will help plump up and revive the hydrangeas. I’ve yet to try it so I’m hoping it works for you. Thanks for sharing your hydrangeas with us.
I didn’t do it either, but I’ve heard the same thing. I got almost a week out of mine just keeping them in water. I’ll throw out and get more later.