Friday, July 22, 2011

~ Hydrangeas & Shells ~

Hello again :)
I mixed in some fresh hydrangeas blooms with the shells and coral on my mantel today

I love hydrangeas ~ I love shells
The perfect combination

Chippy wood
Mercury glass
Coral & Shells
Etched glass bottles and mirror
The perfect combination ;)

This is how my mantel looks today

I love the reflection of the chandelier in this next photo

My little french zinc flower pots always go with every vignette I create
Love them

Love all the different textures

I tried to capture the beautiful colours in the hydrangeas blooms
Nothing better than natures beauty

I hope you have a wonderful weekend friends
Thanks for visiting! :)


Sweet Young Journey said...

You have such a talent to make everything so beautiful! I love your hydrangeas and shells! Have a wonderful weekend Rachel!
xo Cheryl

Kirsty Girl said...

very pretty!

Bente said...

Your photos are so great.


Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

thanks so much :)

Cat @ Sunday Brocantes, France said...

Gorgeous! So, so pretty. I have shells on my mantle too! Stacked on top of antique French books--love shells and coastal items mixed in with flowers!

Have a bon weekend mon amie!

Anonymous said...

Hi Rachel,
You know I love your whole home but your mantle is especially beautiful! I love the large shells look so great up there. I'd rather decorate from nature anyday!
You really have the farmhouse look mastered! :)
Have a wonderful weekend ~

poppilinnstudios said...

Lovely vignettes. So soft and pretty.

polkadotpeticoat said...

Perfection is a goon word for this combination .....all my favorites together!

Tricia said...

Oh that looks so pretty, Rachel. I love those etched bottles! What kind of hydrangeas are those? The colors seem so different.

Sue said...

Your mantel looks gorgeous, Rachel! Love how you played the hydrangeas off of the pretty shells. You always take such dreamy photo shots! ♥ Sue

michelle said...

These are a few of my favorite things!! Your mantel is so so pretty Rachel! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh Rachel - you can make anything look so sweet and dreamy and beautiful, girl! :) I find myself taking alot of your creative decorating techniques and using them in Heaven's Walk. Thank you - and keep the ideas coming! ♥

xoxo laurie

Jilly said...

Your home is very beautiful, Your mantel looks gorgeous. These are a few of my favorite things also. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
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Lara said...

Bee- YOU- tee- ful! : )
Love the fleurs & whites!
My poor hydrangea bush is just wilting away with the heat we had all week here.. even with daily watering.


Mona Kay Gorman said...

Oooooohh! The frames..the mirrors...the flowers...gorgeous!

Allison said...

It's really beautiful, Rachel. Very romantic! I was curious, too, as to what type of hydrangeas those are? I have a couple in our yard that our pink. I cut a bunch today for our table. Hydrangeas are so pretty. Hope you had a great weekend.

Erica said...

Adorable photos!

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Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh what a pretty soft and romantic! x0x0

cindy said...

What a lovely mantel! So many textures and shapes and sweet, soft colors. Perfect for the summer.

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Tracey Ayton Photography said...

What a lovely blog! I happen to stumble upon it .... great work!

Jenni said...

Hi Rachel~

Your mantel is so lovely, and perfectly dreamy! I love the different textures, too~ they complement each other very well! {And I agree on the reflection of your chandelier, how sweet is that picture!?} :)

I hope you are having a wonderful day so far! Supposedly it is supposed to get sunny here! {I'm hoping this is true!}


French said...

Rachel, I can't believe the shades of colors in the hydrangeas....everything looks very pretty!

ChiPPy-SHaBBy said...

Just GoRgeOuS!!! ~ One of your BeSt Displays yet...
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Unknown said...

Very pretty, Rachel! Great idea to turn the tablecloth into something that you'll use! It will make very lovely pillows. Love your mantel display. I took my TV down and have had such fun (finally) decorating.

Design Dork said...

I love the combination of items and textures! I've been collecting some mercury glass pieces and this seems like a perfect idea to incorporate into my room!