When it comes to flowers- you might have noticed that I am a tad obsessed with those fresh blooms.
In the garden, in the house, in spring, summer, fall and winter… basically, I am all about ALL the flowers ALL year long.
In winter though… it is not as easy to have buckets of fresh blooms all through the house. They are just not as plentiful as other times of the year and the varieties are much slimmer as well. Though you can get everyday type roses and some of those always plentiful stock year round flowers- if you are looking for something ‘fancy’ for your table or nightstand- they might not fit the bill. And that is where some of those realistic faux flowers come in.
Faux & Fabulous
We are not talking about faux flowers of the past. Those ones that had crazy saturated unnatural colors or plastic looking petals and greens. They did leave a lot to be desired for sure- and they gave faux flowers a bit of a bad rap.
But so many of the faux flowers of today are crazy realistic- so much so that it is hard to tell even when close enough to be touching them. From softer colors and textures that mimic the real thing to unique vessels that make it feel like the flowers were just arranged and placed into a favorite container.
Today I am sharing a peek at Real vs Faux – along with a few tips on using those faux flowers- anywhere- and also talking about how realistic these faux arrangements are- by comparing them to the real thing. And take a peek at this video comparison and how to- for more.
Fresh & Faux
Oh this was such a fun project to work on. Those vases, baskets and buckets full of beautiful blooms- both fresh and faux.
One of these is not like the other
Yes- one is faux, one is fresh. This one too.
You can shop and pick up all of the fresh flowers to recreate these- or shop the Realistic Faux at Balsam Hill and get the look year round. You can also see more about how I recreated the faux arrangements in this Post Here.
But how about a couple unique ideas for using faux flowers?
Basket of blooms
Simple and easy- and full of country style charm. Simply place those faux flowers in a basket and hang on a peg or place on a stool and enjoy.
Mixed with fresh greens
A lot of fresh greens don’t require water to stay fresh for awhile- but even if you are using water in your container- adding those faux blooms like these roses creates an arrangement that lasts and lasts.
In a unique container
One of the things I love to do when arranging flowers is to use a unique or interesting container. Like an old bucket, silver pitchers, baskets(like above) or even something as simple as a jar by itself or wrapped in burlap. And when using a faux arrangement- without needing something to hold water- you have even more options & those buckets that aren’t water tight or that chicken wire basket lined with linen- are perfect.
Paper Wrapped Florals
One of my absolute favorite looks- a bundle of blooms wrapped up in newspaper or burlap. Such a charming way to display a bouquet on a table or the kitchen island- or to hang on a door or wall for an accent. Of course, if you have a vase or something inside to hold water- it makes it a little more difficult to use those just anywhere. But if they are faux flowers- go for it.
Looking for more? Take a peek at this post on 7 Ideas for Decorating with Faux Flowers– and stay tuned for a new table styling using faux florals & also some beautiful new additions to the French Country Cottage Floral Collection with Balsam Hill that I am excited to share soon.
Shop the pieces currently available in the French Country Cottage Collection here:
Happy Wednesday everyone.