Easy and Elegant Vignette with Hydrangeas

Good Monday morning!  Yesterday, while walking into the grocery store, these gorgeous hydrangeas almost knocked me off my feet.  I have never seen this rare version of the “antique green” hydrangeas in a grocery store…a huge find!! I was so excited to feature them in a special place in our house!

You probably cannot tell from this photo, but they are literally the size of my head!  I am not exaggerating one bit.  The pink tips are simply stunning and are so unique.  The most incredible part of this find is that I only paid $5.00 for the pair of these.  Shocking…I know!!

Styling the Hydrangeas

Because of the beautiful complexity of these flowers, it was important to make sure the arrangement was very simple.  It used a plain cylinder clear vase to hold them.  Seeing the two stems in the base of the vase adds to the drama of the arrangement.  Simple, yet elegant.

Styling the Vignette

I decided to feature the hydrangeas in my dining room, right next to my front door.  Since they are being used on my antique console with a green marble top, it was important to mix in some contemporary pieces to balance the look.  Mixing the old with the new adds so much character to any look you are trying to create.  My favorite gold trimmed alabaster tray was perfect to provide a base for the vignette and a bit of contrast to the marble. The texture, depth, and color of alabaster are so stunning!  This is the most similar I have found to the one I have…

Alabaster Tray, Small

To complete this easy and elegant vignette, I added the grey hobnail cylinder candle holders. These were purchased from a local furniture store a while back and I have used them in so many ways (see more at the end of this post).  Candlelight and flowers work so perfectly together.  Also, just a quick note…I used two different kinds of candles here to show the difference between using real candle lighting versus LED faux candles.  The glow and flicker of a real candlelight cannot be duplicated!  The LED candle is close second though.  See how it actually changed the color of the glass to a warmer tone??


Here are a few more ways I have used some of the same accessories I have used in this post.

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Thank you for stopping by today to see these stunning hydrangeas!  They were so unique that I couldn’t resist putting this quick post together to share them.  Hopefully, you gleaned some ideas on how you can create a similar, easy and elegant vignette.


  1. Kristi Bissell | 31st Jul 18

    They are spectacular. I love every detail of how you styled them. Thanks for sharing.

    • Holliday Johnson | 31st Jul 18

      Thank you so much, Kristi! They truely are spectacular and are thankfully still hanging in there! Have a great day!

  2. Julie Briones | 31st Jul 18

    Simply gorgeous, Holly! Pretty, simple and elegant inspiration! Pinned!

    • Holliday Johnson | 31st Jul 18

      Thank you sweet Julie! The gorgeous hydrangeas made it so easy!! Thanks for the pinning! XO

  3. Maria | 31st Jul 18

    Very pretty! You have a great style! Welcome to Bloggy fifty group!

    • Holliday Johnson | 31st Jul 18

      Thank you so much, Maria! I really appreciate your kind words and am so happy to be in the group!

  4. Barbara Chapman ~ French Ethereal | 31st Jul 18

    I Love all of your arrangements here, Holly ~ Really pretty! You know, I’ve seen alabaster trays but never really looked at how beautiful they are… I’ll have to keep an eye out for one.

    Thank you for such beauty in your home. Lovely!
    Barb 🙂

    • Holliday Johnson | 31st Jul 18

      Thank you Barbara! I am so happy you took the time to stop by and I really appreciate your kind comments. I have seen alabaster trays at HomeGoods every now and then, so keep an eye open there for sure. XO

  5. maureen | 31st Jul 18

    those hydrangeas are stunning. they make such a statement. really love this elegant vignette!

    • Holliday Johnson | 31st Jul 18

      Thank you Maureen! They are absolutely the most beautiful I have ever seen! Thank you for stopping by and sending your kind words! XO

  6. Mary | 31st Jul 18

    That tray is gorgeous and your vignette is so chic!

  7. Lynn B Spencer | 1st Aug 18

    So, hydrangeas just happen to be one of my all-time favorite flowers…something so quaint and old-fashioned about them. And paired with your alabaster tray! stunning. Thanks for a bit of eye candy today.

    Hugs, Lynn

    • Holliday Johnson | 1st Aug 18

      Hi Lynn! Thank you so much for your kinds words! I am so glad you liked it and share the same passion for hydrangeas! XO

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