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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Hydrangeas and French Script

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Hydrangeas, blue, and 
French Script ~ 
Three of my favorite things 


A mossy heart with a single dried hydrangea blossom on French script 




is perfect hanging from the tail of a white bird bottle.





The first moss heart with a dried hydrangea I made 
was sold in my Country French Christmas sale last year. 
That one had French script paper as its background. 
This one has blue French script stamped on white paper. 





The hanging ornament was made using 
a wooden disk from a craft store, 
a dried hydrangea blossom from my mother's yard, 
a French script rubber stamp, 
and sheet moss. 






After stamping the French script onto white paper,
I cut out two circles and used Mod Podge matt glue 
to attach them to the wooden disk. 

Since I am not handy with a drill, 
I used a nail to make a hanging hole in the disk. 

A pastry heart cutter was just the right size to use 
as a pattern to make the heart from sheet moss. 
Since Mod Podge glue dries clear, 
it was perfect to glue the mossy heart to the disk, 
and then to glue the dried hydrangea to the moss. 




The hardest part was painting a gold rim 
around the disk using a gold paint pen. 




This moss heart with a single dried hydrangea blossom 
from my mother's garden is not for sale. 

It is a reminder to me of things I love. 
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Feel like you are experiencing  vu
This post was first published at 6:00 a.m. on August 25, 
but the content disappeared during the day sometime. 
Three comments were still visible, 
but no content.  

Has this happened to anyone else? 
What do you suppose I did? 
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going on through Sept. 2, 2013. 
If you would like to win a ceramic message board, 
see how to enter at the link below.
This giveaway is over. 
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Some lucky reader is going to win
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just in time to write fall messages.
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17 comments:

It's me said...

So beautiful.....lovely day darling...love Ria...x !

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Judith!
J'adore!
You have inspired me so!
So sweet of you to share this **B E A U T I F U L** French "word perfect"
creation!
w/L.

Art and Sand said...

Beautiful !

Sarah said...

Beautiful, Judith. Do you plan to have another country French Christmas sale this year?
As for the post disappearing, it's just another mystery of cyber space. Last night I planned to leave a bid on eBay. I clicked the link and received a message that the idea had been removed. I wrote the dealer to enquire. This morning she replied that it was still listed. I checked, and there it was again. Mystery! ;-)

Ann said...

What a lovely and special creation. Simple and inspirational! I'm sharing this on my Once Upon a Firefly FB page.

thepaintedapron.com said...

very pretty!
Jenna

Tammy N said...

So simple, but so pretty.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Goodness, I have never had a post disappear, I have no idea how that happened, glad you got is back, because it is so gorgeous, I can see why you are keeping it!

Carol

Lois Arnold said...

Love the sweet little vignette. Three of my favorite things as well and I adore hearts, too!

I have never had content disappear, but I have never been able to make the Blogger app on my Droid razr post photos. It will post text, so I've never been able to use it. What is text without the photo?

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Oh, yes...blue and white, and blue hydrangeas and just plain old blue anything--our true connection! Thank you for visiting my blue-and-white-and-whatever-other-color post! I'm anxious to do a blue and white table with purple--I agree! Lovely pieces you have. ~Zuni

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Oh, yes...blue and white, and blue hydrangeas and just plain old blue anything--our true connection! Thank you for visiting my blue-and-white-and-whatever-other-color post! I'm anxious to do a blue and white table with purple--I agree! Lovely pieces you have. ~Zuni

Revi said...

Yay! I love it when I run across another Texas blogger! Thanks for letting me know, and thanks for following. I'm following you, too! LOVE your photos and I cannot wait to come back and poke around a bit tonight. :)
-Revi

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love it, so simple and so perfect. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Dana Bishop said...

This is a very beautiful project, Judith. You used just the right amount of everything! Thank you for the idea to use Mod Podge to adhere the moss to the cardboard. I always use a glue gun and that is much too messy and dangerously hot. I love the French script stamp by the way. If I lived close to you I would borrow it. Bonne Nuit!

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

This is such a lovely project. I like how you made the mossy heart. And I love the mix of blue and green. I hope you are well.

Laurie Ritchey said...

What a lovely creation. Thank you for sharing how you did it. laurie

Michele Alger said...

How pretty! Very chic. Love the script and Hydrangeas are always a win!