How is it possible that we find ourselves beginning the last two weeks of August! I realized this morning that my kids have two weeks and two day until school starts - - - WHAT!!!!!!. It seems I've been enjoying my summer of laziness a little too much and better get my act together soon!
Speaking of which, while watering the slightly too crispy looking flowers in my garden this morning I couldn't resist the urge to clip a handful of Hydrangea's. Since I thought they would be perfect to help show off my newly sewn tablecloth I didn't hesitate . . . much.
Ahhhhh, nothing beats a jar full of Hydrangea's . . . back to these beauties in a minute.
First take a look at my newly finished tablecloth.
This has been one of many projects in the back of my mind for the past few months. After procrastinating most of the summer, last week I dug out the sewing machine and a set of Lenda curtains purchased at Ikea. One of the curtains I simply laid over the table as the base. The second curtain I cut up to make the ruffle. After pinning the ruffle to the base I quickly sewed it on and I was done! Super simple and quick. Now my nasty oaky table honey won't let me near with a paint brush is all covered up. (hmmm, wonder if honey will at least let me paint the chairs?)
Now back to the beautiful Hydrangea's.
This bunch were clipped from my Limelight Hydrangea's. I love that they are just starting to get a touch of green and a dusting of pink to them.
I think they are just gorgeous at this stage.
Since the flowers were so pretty and I didn't want to just set them down and walk away. Such beauties deserved a little more of my attention. A set of jelly molds I picked up at a recent flea market were set between the jars of flowers to hold tea lights.
Vintage handkerchief's from my collection were set out to use as napkins. This is something that I have been doing for a while now for special occasions. I love the pretty designs you can find and the pop of color they add to the table is a welcomed addition.
There you have it. Hydrangea's and a tablecloth. Pretty exciting stuff for me!
Just because I can't help myself, here's one more pretty photo for you.
Enjoy your day,