I've always loved dried flowers... they add a touch of old- fashioned beauty to my home, and help preserve the scent and colors of Summer for Winter enjoyment.
I made this arrangement for my happy Mom this year :) with the hydrangeas from my aunt and peonies my Mom gave me when I had surgery in May.
You can see the vintage suitcase I lined with old book pages too... I'm very happy with it as storage for my mixed media canvases.
To dry my flowers, I use the 'classic' method of hanging them upside down in a not-so-bright and most importantly not humid, spot of my home. Love the result.