Friday, August 9, 2013

I Love Hydrangeas

Hello, Dear Ones!
I do love hydrangeas.
 I'm so envious of you who grow these lovely flowers. 
You know who you are ~ you are the ones with the greenest of  thumbs.
 My thumb is on the brown side.
 Seems my flower growing and prospering days are over.
 When I was a younger gal my thumb was green.
I think I've grown lazy and don't try very hard in the garden anymore so
maybe next year I'll get my thumb to 'green up'.
So today I'm bringing you my pretty faux hydrangea bush.
You know what I say ~ I love my fauxs and my fauxs love me,
a crocheted doily my grandma made and a little bird.
I guess you could say ~ I have a pink thumb today!
I love that!

I'm joining How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday 
I'm joining Debbiedoos and on Sutton Place for Blitzed on Pinterest Party
Be Different...Act Normal for Happy Show & Tell Saturday
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays 

I have a new post up on my little RV blog.
If you'd like to read it just click HERE.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~
Pretty in Pink

Caroline laughs and
It's raining all day
She loves to be one of the girls
She lives in the place
In the side of our lives
Where nothing is
Ever put straight
She turns herself round
And she smiles and she says
'This is it'

'That's the end of the joke'
And loses herself
In her dreaming and sleep
And her lovers walk
Through in their coats

Pretty in pink
Isn't she?
Pretty in pink
Isn't she?

All of her lovers
All talk of her notes
And the flowers
That they never sent
And wasn't she easy
And isn't she
Pretty in pink
The one who insists
He was first in the line
Is the last to
Remember her name
He's walking around
In this dress
That she wore
She is gone
But the joke's the same

Pretty in pink
Isn't she?
Pretty in pink
Isn't she?

Caroline talks to you
Softly sometimes
She says
'I love you' and
'Too much'
She doesn't have anything
You want to steal
Nothing you can touch
She waves
She buttons your shirt
The traffic
Is waiting outside
She hands you this coat
She gives you her clothes
These cars collide

Pretty in pink
Isn't she?
Pretty in pink
Isn't she
~ sung by The Psychedelic Furs


  1. I would never have known they were faux if you hadn't have told me...they look so real, I have some faux white ones on my kitchen table...I love them and they were from Michaels..

  2. Oh honey, I also love your faux hydrangea, it's lovely too. I'll be in the lookout for some faux ones. Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. I have a green thumb with veggies. But give me flowers and it suddenly turns brown. Where did you get the little bird? It's so cute.

  4. Wow your hydrangeas are so pretty. The look so "real."

  5. Our hydrangea didn't do very well this year. I think it was due to the excessive rain and lack of adequate sunshine. I love your pink!

  6. Just wonderful hydrangeas - lovely!

  7. Shelia, that is a pretty pink faux hydrangea. I also have some faux green hydrangeas that I put out in August. :) I do dry my real ones when they are turning pink later on too. I visited your post about your sun porch. I like the changes you made in it and the wood cabinet is really nice on the wall end of the space. Amazing what a few changes can do eh? Hugs, Pamela

  8. I can never decide which color of hydrangea I like best - blue, pink or a combo of the 2. They are all gorgeous!

  9. I have loved hydrangea bushes since It's a Wonderful Life, where the sidewalks were lined with them. I wish I could grow them here, but the weather won't let me! I do love your faux though!

  10. Love your faux hydrangeas too. At least the faux ones don't get mashed to the ground in heavy rains, like mine did. My plants were standing at least 4-4 1/2 feet tall until we had 15 days of heavy downpours in a row. Now, I'm lucky if they're 3 feet tall. But, they still have beautiful flowers. I have Annabelle's (white) - Endless Summer (blue/pink) - Little Lambs (white, somewhat pointed like lambs ears) and Invincibelle's (beautiful pinks)...and they do very well with little to no effort at all. I also have 2 varieties of roses in the courtyard garden - one does very well, the other is susceptible to black spot yuck!! I've dealt with that for the entire 4 years I've had those roses. The leaves all get black spots and fall off (and we've tried EVERYTHING!)...and the plants eventually ends up N.A.K.E.D. - they're coming out at the end of fall. In our back garden we also have roses and they do fine.

  11. Shelia,
    YOU, dear friend, look Pretty In Pink!!!
    Hydrangea are something I don't have in any of the Gardens.
    I do, however have some soft pink hibiscus!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!!
    I always appreciate your sweet visits and kind comments!!!

  12. Hi Shelia,
    Your photos are gorgeous! I love all the pink. The hydrangeas looked real to me. That sweet little birdie is adds just the perfect touch!
    Have a great weekend.

  13. You could have fooled me- some of the faux look more real than the real ones do! Beautiful~ xoDiana

  14. Love all of them, real and faux!! And I use both. Right now the real ones are in vases all over, they are a hot pink, doing very well this year after getting fried last year in the intense heat!! In the Autumn the remaining blooms will turn green and brownish, they dry so well. Maybe they don't do well in your neck of the's not you!!!

  15. I had no idea those were faux. Great looking too:)

  16. Pretty! I thought it was real!

    My thumb used to be greener, too.
    I used to be a big gardener but I was always hurting myself.
    I bounced back a lot quicker when I was in my 30s!
    I think crafting and decorating suits me better anyway.

  17. I love Hydrangeas also and your faux's are pretty realistic! My thumb goes from green to brown to black all in one season!

  18. Those pink hydrangeas look like fluffy, frothy icing on a cake!

  19. Gorgeous, Shelia. Mine are white (now green). Hydrangeas remain my favorite!

  20. This year is the first year that I really have hydrangeas, and I couldn't be happier. It was as though the plants had to be here, plain and green and flower-less for a few years before deigning to bloom!

  21. I think of myself as having a green thumb, but I too strike out with hydrangeas, which I love so much. If I could find some faux that look as good as yours, I would love to have blue and white ones. Where did you find those?

  22. Shelia, I did not even realize it was faux!

  23. You know, I do love my hydrangeas too :) I don't know if you know it or not, but the real ones are quite messy when you bring them in. They drop little white things out of their center. I think your faux are just lovely. I love your little birdie too.
    I have to tell you that I went out junking the other day and I found an olden rolling pin at a thrift store for just around $3.00. Later I was in an antique store and saw one for $18.00. I guess that because it was in an antique store it was more valuable? Any how, I am now loving my olden $3.00 rolling pin.
    Thank you for the visit the other day and your comment on my dresses.
    Stay blessed.

  24. Pink is my favourite colour, and I too have a brown thumb at the moment. Isn't it funny how flowers come in and out of fashion, not so long ago hydrangeas were so old hat and something from our grannies gardens. Now they are very fashionable and so pretty.


  25. Shelia, hydrangeas are my favorite flowers! I don't have any growing in my gardens; so, I just pick up bouquets at the grocery!!! That way, I can have any color that I want! My grandmother had gorgeous white ones growing in her yard.

  26. Me too!!! I finally had a chance to finally plant my very own hydrangea. Next year on planting more, but in different colors!

  27. Gee, I don't think hydrangeas even grow in Utah. I haven't seen a real bush of them. I am going to have to check on that. I tell ya, I am just like you. I once had a green thumb, now I can't grow a thing. I love my faux also. They are the best. And yours look gorgeous. Thanks for sharing, Hugs, Karie

  28. I love hydrangeas, too! They are my favorite flower whether real or silk! I love all the variations of color! Hugs!

  29. Pretty in Pink is one of my very favorite movies, and all I have to do is see the lyrics by the Psychedelic Furs and I'm thinking of the movie! Thanks! Your photographs are quite lovely. Would never have guessed that is a "faux" flower. . .


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