It’s late August; the Limelight Hydrangeas are in magnificent bloom. Cut a few, and plop them in an old rustic crate. The contrast is extraordinary. Enjoy them on the porch or wherever you like until their pink fall hues arrive, and then we can do it all over again. At least, that’s what I’m planning on doing...
I was back in Vermont this past weekend to restock and refresh my vintage window booth, collect some mail, work on some fun upcoming collaborations coming your way very soon, and get a few unfinished necessities wrapped up before we finish our summer in Maine.
Sunday was a warm yet cloudy day, perfect for styling and photographing content from our Vermont porch. My neighbor strolled over and dropped amazing fresh-cut blooms off from her garden.
After I finished photographing on our porch, I moved these fresh blooms inside to enjoy in the craft/sunroom space. They were so fresh and brilliant in color I couldn’t get over it!
And don’t these blooms represent the change from summer into fall so tastefully?
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The Rudbeckia and Coneflowers were in their seasonal bloom showing off The Green Mountains in their backdrop. And the feel of fall was most certainly in the air.
And truthfully, I can not wait for it! It’s my favorite time of the year. You may also enjoy the 7 Ways to Add Autumn Spirit to Your Front Porch this Fall post.
I deadheaded and trimmed up our own sunflower plants while I was here. They aren’t nearly as beautiful as my neighbors, but a small bouquet of fresh blooms in a vintage pitcher is still so charming.
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The Limelight Hydrangeas, well, let’s say they were ready for cutting and displaying. We usually cut our limelight trees back at the end of each blooming season, but we decided to let them go last year. They must be 8′-10′ feet tall now, easily doubling in their size.
I prefer the Limelight Hydrangea trees, short and stout, but they are truly handsome either way. Which way do you elect? Tall and wild, or short and trimmed? Let me know in the comments below.
Limelight Hydrangea trees have a mountainous display of soft green cone-shaped blossoms each summer that transition to soft white, cream, and finally, pink through the fall. Limelight Hydrangeas are exceptionally low-maintenance and yield gorgeous blooms perfect for cutting, drying, and displaying.
My friend Skye over at Hamilton House Designs on Instagram is my go-to for all things Hydrangeas. If you don’t follow her, you should be!
Getting back to our place in Vermont for just the weekend and seeing these amazing Limelights in full bloom now has me holding on a little bit longer to summer, well maybe just a little bit longer… Aren’t they just amazing?
Old Vintage Crates
And this old vintage crate that was in our basement, well, are you thinking what I’m thinking?
To fill this old crate to the brim with summer-to-fall Limelight Hydrangeas to bring back with me to enjoy in Maine for the next couple of weeks.
The best of both worlds, truly.
And when we return, these Limelight Hydrangeas will be a delicate shade of pink that I’m looking forward to embracing too, when the time comes.
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And let me give you a little update on our sassy Berner, Ella. Ella had ACL surgery seven weeks ago now and was doing great. But she’s a rambunctious one, and during her healing, somehow, nobody knows how Ella broke a bone off her tibia on the same leg. Her ACL is fine, but she now needs another small surgery scheduled this Monday to repair her tibia… She is not in any pain and gets around just fine. She walks around like, “nothings going to keep me down.” The challenging part is keeping her still and calm for the two weeks again while she has her sutures in. We had to reschedule our anniversary vacation too. But we love this little sassy pants!
Oh, did I mention today is our 25th wedding anniversary? 25 years ago today at the Dockside Restaurant in York, Maine.
So, for now, I’m going to be enjoying this time between summer and fall with my Limelight Hydrangeas in this old rustic crate and my time tending to Ella before we head back to Vermont to usher in our favorite autumn season.
If you like this post, you may also enjoy Fall Hydrangeas in an Old Crate post. Where I decorated with these same fall Limelights in a vintage United Farmers crate the first year we planted these Hydrangeas.
Old crates pair so well with all styles of hydrangeas; another favorite is filling old crates with evergreens in the wintertime. Which will be here before we know it… See more in my favorite, “Vintage Ski Lodge Decor Series.”
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See you back in Maine, friends!
I hope you found lots of summer-to-fall decor inspiration here today among the Limelight Hydrangeas, old crates, and fresh blooms!
Back in Maine and in need of some fresh water, but still beautiful.
Did you see this pea stone patio we designed and built for this teak table set in less than two days?
I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us today at our Home in Vermont.
Be sure to check out our Home in Coastal Maine too, where we spend summers and weekends when we are craving a walk on the beach or a visit with old friends.
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