Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Limelights

Today I'm loving my limelights.




They are a garden favorite of mine because they

are so easy to grow and have such tall blooms.





I also love flowers that have a hint of green in them,

and these have just enough mint.




I also finished another cane back chair.

I recovered the seat with a grain sack...

working on a set of four of these for myself,

and the process is slow going because of life.

Currently, I have 3/4 done.




Limelight hydrangeas are perfect for a cottage garden bouquet...





...an armload of these signifies some of the last of

summer's glorious treasures.




-enjoy the day-


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44 comments:

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your limelights are so pretty, and I just can't wait to get my planted next week. The guys are coming tomorrow to remove the current bushes:)

Blessings,
Linda

Something Nice and Pretty said...

So pretty and I adore the chairs...great idea with the grainsacks too!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

They are the perfect summer green. I love the chairs. Are they real feed sacks from your chickens?

Jo said...

Love the feedsack covered chair,and those limelights are gorgeous.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Love the Limelights! So pretty and dainty! And your chair is quite charming!

NanaDiana said...

I love that pop of lime, too, Andrea. I can't wait to see that whole set of chairs done- this one looks fantastic-xo Diana

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hydrangeas offer so much "punch" with their large, luscious flowers! Good Luck with the chairs.

Judy Bigg said...

Hydrangeas are my favorite, love your lime. Beautiful

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

love the flowers! The color is beautiful!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your limelights are lovely and look so nice on the chair.
Thanks for your nice comment on my barn photo.

Nici Higby said...

Ahhh, to have such lovely flowers... you are blessed. Thank you so much for stopping by Posed Perfection and leaving me a sweet note about the Pasta with Spinach, Pine Nuts and Feta. I hope you will make it and you will enjoy it as much as we do. Would love for you to come back for a visit. Have a blessed week!

Cloudy said...

Wunderschöne Blumen, mag ich sehr gerne...

Lieben Gruß
CL

Debra @ Common Ground said...

they're just beautiful, and loving that great caned chair!

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

Don't you just love updating a chair? Great idea using the grainsacks and you can never go wront with Hydrangeas.

The French Hutch said...

Love the treasures from your garden and they will dry beautifully for fall and winter arrangements. Summer is so short and sweet! Your chairs will be beautiful and well worth the time.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Red Rose Alley said...

Your flowers are always so pretty, Andrea. My rose bush is drooping a bit because of this California heat. Every now and then, a new pink rose will bud and my heart will sing.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Town and Country Gals said...

Andrea,
your hydrangeas are beautiful, my favorites because of their color! I also have a "thing" for anything cane so of course I love your chairs! They are going to be fabulous with the grain sack seats once you're done!
Rebecca

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

What beautiful flowers and photos! I discovered your blog recently and enjoy seeing what you do. I can't believe how you turned "Big Baby" from a piece of junk into that very nice piece of furniture, worthy of using in any home. Thanks for stopping by my blog. ----------Shannon

White Weathered Hutch, said...

How pretty your flowers are.
Came over from French Country Cottage.

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

Hi Andrea: The limelights are gorgeous. I love hydrangeas, and have a pretty blue-purpleish one that is blooming away right now. They are the easiest cut flower arrangement ever--one big bloom in a vase can easily be enough! I also really like your redone cane chairs--very pretty.

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

Nice chair- the grain sack covering looks great and beautiful blooms! My limelights are blooming too and they are one of my favorites!
I need to take some pictures! I cut some Annabelles yesterday because they went from white to a nice green shade and I'm hoping they will hold some of that color as they dry!

Bethe77 said...

What a wonderful favorite. Thank you for sharing these lovely Limelights with us.
Blesings

oldthings said...

Your Limelights are wonderful and your chair so charm.
Olympia

Orvalho do Céu said...

Olá,
Uma folhagem graciosa que não conhecia... Linda!!
Deus te cubra de bênçãos e te faça feliz!!!
Abraços fraternos de paz

sexta-feira said...

I love the idea of the grain sack to recover a chair! Amazing!

Have a nice weekend! :)

Riet said...

Your limelights are so pretty and they make the most beautiful bouquets. I love your photo,s.

orchid said...

Oh, beautiful limelight♡♡♡
And your pictures are so gorgeous.
Thank you very much for stopping by and I love the motto of yours♪
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Fiona said...

Morning Andrea,

I hope that all is well with you.

Thanks so much for linking up again with Green Day

I am sorry that I have not been around for the last week or so
but I have my Mum staying with me at the moment and feel guilty
if I don't give her my time and so haven't been on the computer much.

I will have so much catching up to do when Mum goes home that it will take me until Christmas
to get through all the posts I have missed!

Have a lovely weekend.

x Fiona

✿ chica said...

Lindos e por isso, centro das atenções...beijos,chica

pembrokeshire lass said...

Hi, you visited me so I'm returning the visit and joining your followers as I like what you do! I love what you did with big baby. I wish I had the confidence! Loved the lime green hydrangeas too! Joan

Mary said...

Very pretty flowers.. I like the way you placed the, causal yet purposeful. An artist of setting.

me (maria) said...

I love your Limelights too!
Great pictures!

Pam said...

Limelights are my favorite hydrangea!!! The chair is pretty cool too. Awesome photos.

Fishtail Cottage said...

The color is fantastic! thanks for linking up to Fishtail Cottage's garden party! xoxo, tracie

Debbiedoo's said...

These are gorgeous Andrea!~ I am so glad you joined me. I think it is pretty simple my new party rules...you may link up to both the graduate and craft/diy if you would like. The last category is for everyone. The other two are specific. Thanks again, so nice to see you.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Andrea,
LOVE Hydrangeas of all sorts - Limelight are gorgeous! I too like their green tint. Your chair looks marvelous! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Desire Empire said...

Isn't it wonderful what a Summer season can produce. They are lovely.

Have a great week.
Carolyn

Prims By The Water said...

Love the colors of these hydrangeas and lovin your chair redo. Take care, Janice

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

So pretty!! I would love for you to drop by My Dream Canvas. I am also hosting a giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to HomeGoods. Do enter the giveaway if you like :)

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Limelights are beautiful, love the color. I'm looking to add some more hydrangea to my garden and will be on the lookout for this one. I also love your chair, love the grain sack on it. I've been looking for grain sacks forever and don't find any. Maybe you've gotten to them before me! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

lulumusing said...

Do your hydrangeas start out white and go to green? That's what mine do and I'm wondering if they are the same.

Cozy Little House said...

Loving the chair and the pretty blooms!
Brenda

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those limelights are gorgeous and so is that chair. My daughter planted limelights this year. I need to go cut me some.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Beautiful! These are one of our favorite hydrangeas :)

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