I remember decorating with dried flowers in my first big girl place of my own. I had a few roommates and they were cheap materials to decorate with...anyone remember the yard sticks covered in paper ribbon ruffles and adorned with Baby's Breath and German Statice? As I began to start my family and crafting became my outlet I made TONS of those kind of things and gave them to everyone I could think of. I'm pretty sure my former Sister-in-Law "Tink" still has one I made over 20 years ago hanging in her house!
Fast forward 20 years or so and Feng Shui becomes all the rage and I discover having dead things in your home doesn't create good feng shui in your home and Lord knows I didn't need any bad! I threw every last bit of dried stuff out and got rid of all it. I decided only live things would dwell in my home from that point on and since I don't have quite the green thumb my mother does I consequently don't have many live plants these days either!
Recently I've seen tons of projects with dried hydrangeas and although I've always loved them I don't have any so I could only look at my computer monitor and dream. Until today! My co-worker trimmed her bushes this morning and brought me in a huge bouquet of them! I can't wait to dry them and make a wreath for my front door. That's not technically "IN" the house...right?