Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Hydrangeas, hydrangeas everywhere!

I've been a little obsessed with hydrangeas recently. (See above blog title.) There's something about a flower that is actually tons of tiny flowers that just fills my soul. So I did some Google Image research for some inspiring pics!

How alkalic would my soil have to be to get this color?

I found this on an art website. It reminds me of the pics on my sidebar. All of which were taken by me. I'm artistic! Yippee!

Wouldn't it be fun to have one of these? But really, I think only my friend Katri could pull it off.

And I totally want this chair! Oh, shoot. It's a painting. Well, it's nice anyway.

But my fav would have to be this, titled "Chateau with Hydrangeas"

Which made me think, "What if I google imaged 'hydrangea chateau'?" And this is what came up:

It's a travel site that helps you rent mansions! Well, I now know what site I'll be wasting monumental time on! And they're totally affordable. Only around 2000 British pounds. Which really is only $4000. Very doable. Which leads me to my last find:


Rochelleht said...

Oh whatever, you can totally pull that purse off. I love the pink and green one.

Hydrangeas are my fave. Mmmmm!!

katri said...

You would look darling with the purse.

I saw an article in the newspaper a year or so ago that was a little purse like that but it was made out of REAL fowers. It looked so cool.

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Oh Kartina - BEAUTIFUL post I love it!!!

I'd email you but cant seem to see an email address

I'm doing a post on little tips for new bloggers tomorrow and I'm wanting to mention a couple of new blogs as well- yours being one of them :-).

I was wondering if you'd mind if I used a couple of pictures from your site too.

Please let me know and sorry about the short notice!!

Take care and pls drop me an email on

if you're interested :-)

Joy said...

Hi Katrina,

I LOVE hydrangeas too - LOVE 'EM! They don't like me though ;) maybe it's my soil...

Had to laugh at the sign - hilarious!

p.s. Yes, I'm trying to make some Valentine baskets too :)

Take care,

Rebecca said...

I love the purses. You don't think I could swing it?

aurora said...

I think that I'd like to move right into the 'Chateau with Hydrangeas'! So lovely.

Such a pretty post!

And yes, you could do the purse. :)

Katrina said...

Thanks for all the purse support, people! I was feeling the love so much, that I looked up the price and they're only $8! One little snag, though. You have to knit them yourself. And since I've only knitted about 8 purls in my entire life, I guess it's out. Bummer.

Laura said...

Those flowers really are SO beautiful!! I LOVE all the colors they come in!

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Dear Katina - I was wondering if you could let me know the links for the purses and the painting - I know someone who may knit one for me!!! woohoo!

Pigtown-Design said...

You should look for the Landmark Trust in the UK. They let you rent castles and follies, too. We rented a couple of knitters cottages in the Costwolds for six weeks. Great time!

Mandi said...

Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flower and they are truly beautiful....didn't realise one could get such deep red or pink I have a photo here of one in my garden.....what do you is near the bottom of the page