I love fresh flowers.
Yes, but sometimes they are not in my budget, even though the supermarket has very reasonable fresh flowers, the choices can be somewhat limited.
Have you thought about mixing fresh flowers with pretty silk flowers?
It is doable, and for those times that you are wanting something other than the purchased mixed bouquet….take a few of the fresh flowers and add your own silk flowers to a vase and you have a vase of flowers for any vignette in your home.
Many times, our friends and family up north are enjoying crocus, daffodils, forsythia, and lilacs bursting forth from the damp flower beds and dew laden bushes as Spring introduces her “pretties”.
AND I really miss them.
Yes, there are take-a-ways when living in a tropical paradise.
In SW Florida, we do have hibiscus, plumaria and other tropical flowers that are amazing….but the familiar Spring flowers of the Northern states need colder weather for the bulbs/buds to develop.
Silk flowers are so well made these days that if you look for the most real looking, they can pass for the real thing and you don’t have to cut the stems and change the water daily.
The Captain gave me the prettiest yellow roses for Valentine’s Day and every day I kept cutting them back and giving fresh water and added the aspirin powder.
They managed to last almost a week and I thoroughly enjoyed them.
Then their heads started drooping and their pretty sunshine yellow petals were beginning to tinge with a rusty color and one by one, a petal began to fall onto the table…. much like the Autumn leaves of the Oak tree in the Fall.
And I called out to them….don’t go!
Please give me one more day.
The good news is that silk flowers last forever!
Ok, you might have to dust them once in a while if you leave them out long enough.
I change them out frequently.
I find I can mix a few real tulips from the grocery store with a few faux tulips and they look lovely.
I have also mixed large faux pink peony and creamy white fresh hydrangeas …and they look great in a small bouquet together.
Take a pretty clear vase, add water and place two-three hydrangeas purchased at the grocery store …. AND add two faux peonies and you have a lovely bouquet to set on your coffee table or dining table.
Today, Twin # 1 told me that the roads up north are still icy and it is very cold.
I’ll just sit by my pool in the 74 degree weather, sipping a cold glass of iced tea with a sprig of peppermint from my Secret Garden…
……and admire my faux flowers, counting myself one happy person.
You can have your cake and eat it too!
Do you mix faux and real flowers?
Have a wonderful and blessed day.
Lovely idea Kari, I hadn’t thought of mixing.
Daughter no.2 bought me an amazing hat box of “Love Preserved” roses. I’d admired the box her partner had bought her and she surprised me at Christmas. Apparently the roses will last at least a year and you don’t water them! Probably not really suitable for you and your ever changing decor though eh!
Love from across the pond xx
Thanks my friend….and your roses sound amazing!!! I hope you have thawed out by now…Are you enjoying spending time with your grands? Always hugs
Tammyin Albuquerque says
Hi Kari! What a neat idea to mix fresh flowers with silk! You’re so creative. 😊. Hugs.
Hi Tammy….thank you for your encouragement. Try mixing flowers faux and fresh and I don’t think you will be disappointed. 🙂