I thought it would be fun to carry my love of blue outdoors this week. Here in Northern Colorado we hit 80 degrees today and it gave us all a wonderful taste of what's to come. The children in my neighborhood were flying their kites. I was smiling at my tulips as they pop their beautiful green leaves through the soil, and the smell of BBQ was heavy in the air :)
Blue mop-head hydrangeas easily fill out the Chinese porcelain urns on the blue stripe tablecloth. The blue and white color scheme seems to make you feel cooler on a hot day ( ice cold lemonade helps too :))
Blue lace-cap hydrangeas aren't as full, but they are just as beautiful. Fresh berries and mint add their own beauty to the table-scape, and a great flavor to sparkling ice water.
Even a blue wine bottle (or blue glass water bottles), add a beautiful punch of blue to the garden-scape
Blue and pink are used together here. More as accents than the primary color, but I still love the pops of blue in the glassware, ribbons, and place-cards.
Don't forget to light up the blue sky when the sun goes down :) These are simple mason jars, wrapped with decorative silver floral wire (tight around the rim and hung from tree branches) and citronella candles, to keep the bugs at bay:)
OK, I just had to throw in a picture of my ideal garden party. It's no secret that I'm a romantic and love all things Victorian. So here's to a Spring full of romantic, beautiful, and delicious garden parties :)