Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hydrangea + Cedar Shingles = Perfection


It's hydrangea season, which makes me think of this wonderful house.


And that house reminds me how much I love cedar shingles.


New, or weathered to gray, they are so lovely.


Especially when paired with the Stars and Stripes. Now if that doesn't say "summer," I don't know what will!

Photos: Cottage Living, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, via Mod Girl, and unknown.

27 comments:

Haven and Home said...

Yeah hydrangeas and shingles!!! Love blue flowers and grey shingles!

Lacey said...

I love shingles too! I love the whole "cape cod" look :)

Erin from Skoots and Cuddles said...

hydrangeas and shingles a perfect combination! the first photo is a dream!

Kat said...

Great combo indeed! I would love a salt water pool in my backyard with a cedar-shingled poolhouse, surrounded by hydrangeas... Simply elegant.

Hello Lover... said...

I am obsessed with hydrangea - I never tire of them!

paula said...

Oh yes! me too! Have you looked at my blog today? great minds think a like.

MB said...

Just so American! I love it!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

these houses represent the American dream

This Photographer's Life said...

The weathered shingles are lovely!

a Broad said...

Our house in NY was grey cedar shingles.
With a dark red door.
I still miss that house.. it was perfect in all it's imperfection :)

the gardeners cottage said...

hi jennifer,

what i'd give to have my red painted shingles unpainted! although i did hang the flag this past weekend and against the red it looked pretty good. but gray weathered shingles...ahhh.

~janet

Allie in Wonderland said...

*sigh* lovely. so i've been doing some research, and apparently there are some paints out there that can handle our vinyl siding trim! woop woop! it's no cedar shingles, but goodbye nasty orange brick!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

That first house is perfect. Love it.

Dana said...

I love hydrangea. I can not wait until mine start to bloom.

red ticking said...

LOVE this and your blog is so happy... glad to have found you... xx pam

Barnwood Urbanist said...

You need to move to the Cape. All the hydrangeas and cedar shakes and shingles a girl could ask for! I love the look and wish more people (off-Cape) went o-naturale with their cedar shakes.

Lacey said...

Hey Jennifer! Thanks for the tips :)

Lacey

micah @ the yellow front door said...

our house has cedar shingles - yay! just missing the hydrangeas :)

dulci said...

my favorite thing about summer = all the beautiful salt box houses in the hamptons and the big fat hydrangeas in the yards!

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Rachel said...

Love love love cedar shingled houses!! We don't really see them down in Texas (so sad). But I love them, and that first picture would be like my dream house!

I am, however, planning on planting some hydrangeas in our backyard, hopefully this fall.

megan said...

Swoon! Swoon! Swoon!

shiree segerstrom said...

Went to Cape Cod in the fall and found dried hydrangeas at the jumble sales. I shipped home a big box and have been enjoying them since!

LindsB said...

You need to take a trip to Nantucket (if you havent already) because this is what its all about there- you would love it!

JolieAnne said...

I really want to say how much I like your dog, seen in a previous post. Is she an Aussie? We have 4Aussies, 2 black tri's and 2 blue merles...love them! We live in Florida so it is nice for them to be in the a/c. We don't take them for a walk until 7 p.m. The rest of the time they rush out to go and run back in the house to lounge on the cool tile floor after lapping up bowls of water! What a life!

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Dina @ WoodRoof.com said...

“New, or weathered to gray, they are so lovely.” - This is one of the qualities that I love about gray shingles. Whether new or weathered, they always have an elegant look. Homeowners, and their neighbors too, can definitely enjoy a classical curb appeal if they use this kind of shingles. Anyway, you've got great photos here, Jen. I hope you'll post more designs in your next posts.