Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hungarian Zinc Tubs, Hydrangeas, Good Housekeeping, a Favorite Cookbook



Hello!
I wanted to share a few images of these vintage Hungarian zinc tubs I 
They are great for bringing inside or would be fun to use as a planter box outdoors.....


Here I filled the tubs with hydrangeas from my garden.....
I will be listing a slightly larger size then the one shown in the picture.....

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I thought I would also share a few images of my hydrangeas I planted over six years ago..... 
They have grown larger then I had expected them to grow : )......
I do not prune them and we only use compost for fertilizer....
We have to water every day during the hot summer months.....
I planted them on the side of the house that gets morning sun.....However the outer layer of blooms gets  sun until 1:00 p.m.... Ideally they shouldn't get sun after 11:00 a.m. 


Unfortunately the outer layer of blooms eventually get burned from the sun during the hot summer months.
I actually leave the burned heads attached because the inside layers of blooms are then protected from the sun and I have plenty of blooms up until the middle of fall.....
If you want to learn more about growing hydrangeas a great site to check out is hydrangeas hydrangeas......

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I have a major cookbook obsession.....
As you can see my cupboard is overflowing with cookbooks ; )....
I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite cookbooks with you when I post.


I recently bought Gwyneth Paltrow's book It's All Good when I was in GA visiting my sister and I haven't been able to put it down since buying it..... I have been trying hard to make lifestyle changes in the way we eat around here, and this book has been a big inspiration in helping accomplish that goal.....
The images are so beautiful in the book and I love that Gwyneth Paltrow writes a little story with each recipe.....

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I recently had an inspiring get together with the incredibly talented and creative Yasmine McGrane of Maison Reve at her Victorian farmhouse in Sausalito, CA.....
Yasmine will be a vendor at the Remnants of the Past show this weekend....
Yasmine is working on developing a vintage product line for Maison Reve that will inspire others to live a simple and more enjoyable life.....
You will be able to find out more about her vintage line at the show.....
Yasmine will be in booth 54-55......

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My sister, Teresa Waterbury, makes wrap bracelets using genuine stones and leather.....
I have talked her into letting me sell her beautiful bracelets in my shop......
Here is a peek at a few lifestyle images I recently shot....


The above image I shot of my beautiful niece Bernadette, while we were in Charleston, SC......
I will share more images with you in the near future....
I will be listing the bracelets in next couple of weeks....

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On a final note.....
I wanted to say thank you to Good Housekeeping for featuring our home in the House Proud section!
We are featured in the June issue that is out on stands now.....

Hope you all have a great weekend!
We are going to try and make a trip down to the Remnants of the Past show this weekend.....
Hope to see you there!
Take Care,
Maria 


28 comments:

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Congratulations on the Good Housekeeping feature - so well deserved! Have a lovely weekend. Cheers from London! Will

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Congratulations on the Good House Keeping feature Maria!!
Luv the zinc tub. Your Hydrangea bushes are beautiful.
Happy weekend.
Hugs, Gee

Ann said...

Congratulations on the feature.
And those images are so lovely.

primjillie said...

Beautiful images, as usual! Hope you make it to the show. We are driving down early Saturday morning and I'm excited to see what there is this year. I will miss your booth though!

Alabaster Rose Lifestyle said...

So thrilled to see you posted Maria!! I have been missing your inspiring photos!!
Congratulations on your feature in Good Housekeeping, that is awesome!
Isn't Gwyneth's new book fabulous? I have been making tons of new recipes from it and they are all delicious!
Hope you have a beautiful weekend.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

Love seeing your posts :) Congrats on Good Housekeeping feature - so exciting! You are everywhere girlie ;)

I have one of those tubs too....just wish I had your amazing hydrangeas to fill it!! Wowzers. I use mine for drinks at our backyard parties. Definitely NOT as pretty as yours.

I will be making it to Remnants on Saturday - hope to see your cute face!!
XOX

Burlap Luxe said...

well deserved features...
Beauty is all around you, I am inspired by all you post.
I have G.P's book love it always keeping in healthy body and home.

Love your zinc tub. velvet and linen used one for a sink love the look.

xx
Dore

Lisa @ This Beautiful Day said...

I just discovered your shop + blog! I'm moving to California from Toronto next month and am really looking forward to putting your design ideas to use. I'm hoping for a more easy, casual look!

KaseyQ said...

I am in love with your hydrangeas, and I love that you planted them somewhere you can enjoy them on both sides! I finally got a hydrangea for Mother’s Day last year and it has already doubled in size. It’s quite happy and already has more than 2 dozen green bud clusters on it already this year. Can’t wait for the show! :-)

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Sooooo enjoyed reading this post...
Over-The-Top GoRgeOuS Hydrangeas!*!*! Congratulations on your recent article as well...
Jeanine Burkhardt

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Hydrangeas, my favorite flower!
Again, I am so proud of you, Maria!
You have accomplished so very much, and have worked so hard in the process.

Big hugs and congrats!
Anne

The Blue Farmhouse said...

Where to I begin? Well I'll start by saying "it's all beautiful". When I saw the hydrangeas I was reminded how each morning I bike to work with a basketful of them [mine are fake though]. And last year I missed the show it SLO last year but I plan on attending this year. Also, congratulations too!

Rita

paige said...

oh my little sunscorched georgia hydrangeas wish they were your AMAZING ginormous california ones!!
it's all beautiful. as always.
love when you post
xo

Tattered Tiques said...

Your post is beautiful! I love the tubs, have hydrangea envy, and your niece is lovely. Good Housekeeping should be thanking you for sharing your home. It is always an inspiring visit with you.

Nancy

True Colours said...

Congratulations ! The imagines are beautifull.

xo Lieke

Vintage Amethyst said...

Congratulations on the Good Housekeeping feature! Every picture is beautiful.
I absolutely love hydrangeas too & love to dry them & pop them in a jug.
love
Alison
x

Meine Schwedenstube said...

Dear Maria,

you have a wonderful blog. I love it. The flowers at your veranda, simply beautiful.
I like to read your blog.

See you...greetings from Birgit

Agi @ Passion shake said...

Congratulations on the feature! I love your blog and photography...it's so beautiful! I'm a happy follower :)

Agi

Raquel said...

What a beautiful home. Love all the way from Perth, Western Australia

Verbena nested treasures said...

Oh what a great post filled with so much beauty & inspiration.. Thank you for sharing. Your hydrangeas are Incrediabke!! Have a great summer. Xo laura

miss flibbertigibbet said...

I have a HUGE bed of hydrangeas too and, just the same, do very little to them! They are a long lived, still popular, old fashioned bush for a reason! I get so many compliments on them and everyone is always surprised at how little care they need. Love the pics today! Congrats on the feature, I am an MMS retailer and excited to see the new pics you will be working on for "us" !

Nicole Michelle Centers said...

I'm in love with your turquoise accents!

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Cindy said...

So many interesting things in this post!... and I CAN NOT EVEN believe those hydrangeas, it's hydrangea heaven at your house!

Cindy

Mary said...

hi miss Maria!
how i've missed you blogging and on instagram!
your pictures and styling always inspire me and make me feel so calm and peaceful.
i just LOVE your style SO very much!!!
xoxo

Larissa said...

Gorgeous flowers and congrats on the feature. You must be so proud!

Professional Doctorate by Lora said...

My, those flowers look like ice creams. Just look at their stunning colorful petals. So lovely! I can see that bunches of cookbooks you have from here. I believe you love to cook and also love to eat. Just kidding! Hope you could one of your recipes next time. Have a fun-filled weekend!

Daisy Pink Cupcake said...

Loving your Photos...I am your newest follower!!

Inge @ Simply Fabulous Chic said...

Wow congratulations on your feature!! That must be so nice for you! And can I say how much I love your pictures here on your blog? It immediately takes me right back to the Provence in France... Romantic and lovely!!
Hugs, Inge x