Welcome To The 39th Masterpiece Monday!

Our hydrangea bush blooms with beautiful shades of bright pinks and purples in the Spring. 

After Summer's over and into Fall I really don't pay much attention to the now faded colors on the blooms.

I'm not sure why I haven't really noticed this before.  
At this time of year, they change to subtle shades of fuchsia, green, and even a little bit of blue!

Sometimes, if you stop to "smell the roses", you'll find gorgeous hydrangeas or other foliage you never noticed before.

I filled up my vase with shells, like I did for the sunflower bouquet last week.
I'm so in love with these flowers and they even blend in well with the shells.
I can't believe this bush was mostly bright pink a few months ago, and now look at the greenish blue, beautiful!

I decided this was well worth making into a Fall vignette, so I got a little crafty with some burlap.......
I figured I'd try my hand at making a wee little Fall pumpkin. I used a dinner plate and a sharpie pen for the circle.
Then I zig zag stitched a hem around the entire perimeter, 'cause you know how burlap is with all the fraying!
I stuffed it with plastic grocery bags and hand stitched the opening close, easy peasy.
For fun, I hot glued a vintage spool for the "stem" and peacock feathers for the leaves. I already had everything on hand, so it cost me nothing.
I found this pheasant plate a few months ago at a yard sale for one dollar.

The glass vase is from GW for $3.99. The shells I've collected for years.


The books are paper backs from Freecycle.
True frugal loveliness.



Masterpiece Monday Linky Guidelines
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1. PLEASE. LINK. BACK.
2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy).
3. PLEASE. LINK. BACK. PLEASE.



..: Welcome To The 39th Masterpiece Monday!

Saturday, September 24

Welcome To The 39th Masterpiece Monday!

Our hydrangea bush blooms with beautiful shades of bright pinks and purples in the Spring. 

After Summer's over and into Fall I really don't pay much attention to the now faded colors on the blooms.

I'm not sure why I haven't really noticed this before.  
At this time of year, they change to subtle shades of fuchsia, green, and even a little bit of blue!

Sometimes, if you stop to "smell the roses", you'll find gorgeous hydrangeas or other foliage you never noticed before.

I filled up my vase with shells, like I did for the sunflower bouquet last week.
I'm so in love with these flowers and they even blend in well with the shells.
I can't believe this bush was mostly bright pink a few months ago, and now look at the greenish blue, beautiful!

I decided this was well worth making into a Fall vignette, so I got a little crafty with some burlap.......
I figured I'd try my hand at making a wee little Fall pumpkin. I used a dinner plate and a sharpie pen for the circle.
Then I zig zag stitched a hem around the entire perimeter, 'cause you know how burlap is with all the fraying!
I stuffed it with plastic grocery bags and hand stitched the opening close, easy peasy.
For fun, I hot glued a vintage spool for the "stem" and peacock feathers for the leaves. I already had everything on hand, so it cost me nothing.
I found this pheasant plate a few months ago at a yard sale for one dollar.

The glass vase is from GW for $3.99. The shells I've collected for years.


The books are paper backs from Freecycle.
True frugal loveliness.



Masterpiece Monday Linky Guidelines
Boogieboard Cottage


1. PLEASE. LINK. BACK.
2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy).
3. PLEASE. LINK. BACK. PLEASE.



18 Comments:

At September 24, 2011 at 10:10 PM , Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Using an old thread spool for the stem was such a neat idea!! So cute!

 
At September 25, 2011 at 5:48 AM , Blogger MommaHen said...

I love the little splash of turquoise from the feather and thread! Thank you for hosting :)

 
At September 25, 2011 at 6:52 AM , Blogger Jena @ Involving Color said...

Hydrangeas are one of my favorite plants! I love them in the fall. Ours were bright pink in the summer and have turned into a darker tannish pink now, but still very pretty. Thanks for hosting such a great party!

 
At September 25, 2011 at 8:55 AM , Blogger Betsy said...

Your hydrangeas are still so pretty; I wish I could get them to grow around here. Love the way you used what you already had. The burlap pumpkin is so sweet and stuffing it with plastic bags is brilliant! Everything really comes together.

 
At September 25, 2011 at 9:05 AM , Blogger FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful hydrangeas, they have such a sweet color to the, the closest to blue of any flowers, ever! I love the burlap pumpkin too, so smart. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for hosting this great party. Lots of hugs. FABBY

 
At September 25, 2011 at 9:15 AM , Blogger Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How pretty, Mary! And I love your wonderful burlap pumpkin! Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

 
At September 25, 2011 at 12:23 PM , Blogger Poppy said...

The amazing hydrangea....a beautiful flower and I truly love their elegant beauty. Love how you displayed them in that sea-shell vase... the colors work so well together. And that burlap pumpkin is absolutely adorable,looks so lovely with the peacock feather detail and the "thread spool" stem... very innovative! Beautiful fall vignette with a coastal touch. Enjoyed going through your inspiring pictures today. Thanks for sharing and hosting. Have a wonderful evening~Poppy

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At September 25, 2011 at 5:48 PM , Blogger Audrey said...

Your little punkin is adorable! Love the stem and never thought to use bags as stuffing....great idea! Thank you for hosting. Audrey

 
At September 25, 2011 at 6:12 PM , Blogger Bella Vista Cottage said...

Hi Mary, your pictures are so lovely.

Joining you for the first time. Many thanks for hosting. Also following you.

Barb ♥

 
At September 26, 2011 at 2:27 AM , Blogger Ivy and Elephants said...

Your hydrangeas are just wonderful. Thank you for hosting this great party!

Paula

 
At September 26, 2011 at 4:50 AM , Blogger bikim said...

gorgeoussssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!
happy week,
Rosa

 
At September 26, 2011 at 5:59 AM , Blogger Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Thanks for hosting this event! New to your blog, which I have enjoyed!

Love the beautiful colors of the hydrangeas! And the little burlap pumpkin is just precious! :)

 
At September 26, 2011 at 6:25 AM , Blogger Passionate for White said...

Your little pumpkin is adorable...what a neat idea!

 
At September 26, 2011 at 9:22 AM , Blogger Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Mary, your Fall hydreangeas are gorgeous!! and I love the vintage pheasant plates! just linked up, thanks for the party, xo

 
At September 26, 2011 at 9:34 AM , Blogger stefanie said...

love those colors!!!

 
At September 26, 2011 at 1:08 PM , Blogger SavannahGranny said...

Your Fall arrangement is so lovely. I think hydreangeas are one of the most elegant flowers around. I am blown away by your plate and vase. Such deals. Thank you for sharing and thanks for hosting. Ginger

 
At September 26, 2011 at 3:58 PM , Blogger Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Thanks for hosting this great party! I just love all of the photos...so very pretty!! I am a newbie to blogging and your newest follower. I hope you will follow back! Many blessings to you!

 
At September 26, 2011 at 6:51 PM , Anonymous Robin said...

This is my first visit and I love your banner. I love all things coastal. Your hydrangeas are gorgeous--one of my favorite flowers, fresh, dried or anywhere inbetween. I'll be back to see you soon.

 

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