Yes, I know it looks like a flower shop - or even a Maternity Ward, (actually the whole scene did remind me of the tears I shed in the Maternity Ward because I had too many flowers and didn't know what to do with them all. So I cried! My, those postpartum hormones made me crazy!) Anyway, there were no tears this time as I tried to sort out my fake flower fiesta. I have slowly become a fake flower convert, mainly due to the poor choice of fresh flowers in our local supermarket (I dislike 'posh' flowers prefering simple blooms that look like they come from the hedgerow or roadside) plus it was getting very expensive to buy them weekly which is how long they would last.
Now let me show you my latest buy. Someone at school bought some fake blossoms in for our school play. I totally fell in love with them and rushed out the next day and bought some for myself. They are so realistic, the bark even has a very light spray of green on it to look like lichen. How clever is that?
I'm going to use it for my Easter Tree and hang my painted eggs on it.
Next up is the usual 'favourite' display I have on our mantelpiece in the sitting room (which is now in the dining room as the blossom has taken it's place in the sitting room...still with me?)
Next are my Bluebells - love them too as they are so realistic; these have some china roses mixed in which aren't so realistic but I haven't found a better place for them yet.
Remember this jug - the one of two I so carefully transported in my hand luggage from New Zealand. Yes, the ' be careful Anthony, I have a couple of big jugs' jugs . Oh happy days!
Next up, the kitchen
Bedroom next (bored yet?)
Back to the sitting room mantel with
a mixture of knitted and silk Anemones.
And finally back to the dining room sideboard. There, I told you it was a fiesta didn't I?
Before I sign off for today I wanted to explain about my new comments facility. It gives me and you the option to reply to comments which I think is a great way to encourage conversation between us all. After all, who, apart from you dear blog ladies, wants to hear and see all my latest obsessions and view the floral fiesta that is going on in our home at the moment? Incidentally, I do love getting your emails too so please don't feel you can't do that if the urge arises, though please note that our email address has changed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Now, I must prepare for a certain Goble girl's 14th Birthday today.
Thank you for the wonderful response about my fake fiesta. Lots of you have been asking about the blossom and where I got it, and I so understand the 'I must have it or I'll stop breathing' feeling. Unfortunately, I don't think I can be of much help though. I bought it from a shop called Trago Mills (please visit the link as it isn't your usual sort of shop and their website can probably explain more than I can!) Trago's garden centre have a corner with loads of fake flowers and it was there that I found the blossom. I made the trip especially to get them and then discovered that they only had a few left.
The label on each stem said 'Sincere Floral' and despite a google search have not come up with anything about the makers. Perhaps you will be more successful. They cost £2.49 per stem which is excellent value given the quality. I'm so sorry I can't find more and then pass it on to you but I will keep looking. If you are local I would suggest a trip to Trago as the range of 'fakes' they had were good BUT Trago gets BUSY and I mean BUSY. Hell on earth if I'm honest, so try to get there very early if you do go. I only visit once every 3 years!
Hope to hear news that someone has tracked some down!