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.
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…
And created this patriotic basket full of hydrangeas for our dining room centerpiece for going into the 4th of July weekend.
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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.
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.
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.
Then I added a few vintage chamber pots I found out “Thrifting with the Gals“.
Check out these other 9+ patriotic decorating ideas from summer’s past!
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Love love love this simple patriotic centerpiece idea!!! It’s beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing my hydrangea tips! xoxo
Thanks so much, Stacy, and happy to!
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.
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!
Thanks didnt know that! Happy 4th enjoy the weekend
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
Your patriotic basket is gorgeous Ann. I love hydrangeas so much and really appreciated the tips.
Thank you, Kim! But you have the prettiest hydrangeas ever!