Do you have a Trader Joe’s where you live? We don’t have them in Vermont and I have always wanted to check out their florals that I hear so much about. Yesterday I had the opportunity to check out their Portsmouth, NH store. And they did not disappoint!! These super large snowball white hydrangeas were right at the entrance to the store.

A Patriotic Basket Full of Hydrangeas

And WOW are they amazing! I bought 10 amazing blooming stems.

When I got home I grabbed my favorite thrifted basket and an old tattered flag…

A Patriotic Basket Full of Hydrangeas

And created this patriotic basket full of hydrangeas for our dining room centerpiece for going into the 4th of July weekend.


A Patriotic Basket Full of Hydrangeas

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A Patriotic Basket Full of Hydrangeas

That’s all this 4th of July table needed. Oh and a vase of water inside the basket of course…

Every year we need to replace the flags on our flag pole in Vermont. And I collect the tattered flags to use throughout our home decor.

A Patriotic Basket Full of Hydrangeas

The Complete Guide to Hydrangea Care

My friend and master gardener, Stacy over at Stacy Ling Blog shares her complete guide to hydrangea care and their flowers here.

Along with The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Fresh Cut Hydrangeas from Drooping.

A Patriotic Basket Full of Hydrangeas

I will fill the vase in this basket with hot water every morning. A tip I picked up from Stacy Ling that works really well.

Stacy explains that fresh-cut hydrangeas wilt when they self-heal from the initial cut.

And because the cut stems start to form a substance over the wound to heal itself, water has trouble reaching the hydrangea blooms and they can wilt. The hot water keeps this from happening.

You may also like this patriotic hydrangea centerpiece I created at our home in Vermont a couple of years ago with old flags and vintage tennis racquets.

Vintage Style Patriotic Centerpiece with tennis racquets and old flag and hydrangeas.

Then I added a few vintage chamber pots I found out “Thrifting with the Gals.”

You may also enjoy the Summer into Fall: Limelight Hydrangeas, An Old Crate & Fresh Blooms post.

A Patriotic Basket Full of Hydrangeas
A Patriotic Basket Full of Hydrangeas

Check out these other 9+ patriotic decorating ideas from summer’s past!

A Patriotic Basket Full of Hydrangeas

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    1. Thank you, Kim! But you have the prettiest hydrangeas ever!

  1. Thanks for the hydrangea tip! Are you adding to your mother’s pewter collection? I’ve got a few pieces you can have if you are.

    1. Oh, Linda, you are so sweet! I can’t fit all the pewter she had into one hutch now:) But it does look nice even though there is so much of it, haha!

      1. Thanks didnt know that! Happy 4th enjoy the weekend

  2. Love love love this simple patriotic centerpiece idea!!! It’s beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing my hydrangea tips! xoxo