by petal & pins
I’m joining Cathy from Rambling in the Garden for In A Vase On Monday albiet with one I arranged on Saturday night as it’s raining this morning.
It’s been raining on and off for the last four days – not that I’m complaining because the garden needs it and it’s the perfect excuse as the mornings get darker to pull the quilt up tighter and ignore the alarm clock for a few minutes more.
I love this time of year when summer gives way to autumn, it feels like life slows a little and reminds you to take a moment to just breathe and be still – which is funny really because as the days get shorter you would think it woud bring a sense of urgency that you have less time to do all that needs to be done!
The hydrangeas have just about finished for the season but their late season faded colours are a favourite of mine and I’ve been leaving them to dry in vases around the house.
On Saturday evening after a day of grey skies and rain I decided to add a bit of autumn style to the mantle piece by filling a large cylindrical glass vase with dried hydrangea heads intertwinded with fairy lights.
Want to try making your own ‘Flower Lamp’ vase? This is what you’ll need.
- glass vase or jar
- dried hydrangeas
- secateurs or scissors to remove the stems close to the flower heads
- fairy lights
I have used Down To The Woods battery operated LED string lights that are on malleable wire that can be twisted and scrunched. The small battery box can be neatly tucked out of sight behind the vase so you can easily turn it off and on when you want!
I love the soft cozy effect the twinkling vase creates and I’m now keen to try out the idea with autumn leaves.
Very creative idea, Sandra. The lights aren’t warm are they? Wouldn’t want them to ignite!
With all of us northerners nattering on about spring, it’s nice to hear from our southern friends about their impending autumn. Life in balance!
the LED ones tend to not get warm but I’m turning them off if I’m not in the room!!! yes I like the contrast of seeing your spring start to unfurl
that’s a lovely idea, thanks for sharing 🙂 I also use fairy lights in combination with vases but so far never with hydrangeas
With IAVOM from all around the World there is always something different. Your hydrangeas lit up in the tall vase are delightful
Thanks Noelle, I love seeing all the northern hemisphere Spring appearing in everyone’s vases
That is so effective, with the lights adding another dimension – great idea that I am sure others will take on board too. Thanks for sharing it with us on IAVOM