This post was most recently updated on January 1st, 2020
Happy Sunday, my lovelies. It’s been awhile! It’s been a busy Winter.
And speaking of Winter, I’m so over it. Can I get a woot woot? I need Spring flowers around here. Desperately.
The time sprang ahead last night, but that’s about the only sign of Spring. There’s no (real) Spring flowers in sight yet. Right now, there’s still snow on the ground. I’m envious of those of you who live in warmer climates and are starting to see real Spring flowers. That’s a mid June thing here; I kid you not!
To get me through the next few months, I’ll buy bunches of pretty tulips at Costco, and I’ll fill vases around the house with some artificial Spring flowers.
When you live in a colder climate like me, you get really good at finding fake flowers that look real! After all, what’s a Canadian girl to do?
Fake flowers get a bad rap, but there are some really beautiful ones out there if you know what to look for. (See my earlier post: Get the look of real flowers using fakes: my five tips!) Fake Spring flowers will do the trick until my own lilac and hydrangea bushes start flowering.
I’m crazy about the soft blush pink in this little bunch.
In the living room, I filled a big glass vase with some over-sized hydrangeas. It’s one of the first things I see when I come home. I can dream about Spring as I shake the snow off my boots!
Decorating with artificial Spring flowers can make a really pretty statement. So don’t miss out on bringing a little Spring inside, even it still looks like Winter out there!
Wherever you live, I hope your days are getting brighter and warmer.
Until next time,
Tiffany Kermani says
You earlier post on how to make fakes flowers look real was very helpful for me, too, and these decorating ideas are perfect, I love hydrangeas and especially like how they look in your living room.
Love Hydrangeas! They come in such a variety of colors, and look great in all kinds of vases. Putting flowers in the house brings a little joy and excitement for the new season too!
Margaret Ryall says
I am a firm believer in using fake flowers in decor, but they have to be good fakes! My favourite tip is using fake and real elements together. I ‘ve put a little investment into some grand looking twigs and various leaf types and fillers. If I only have a few real blooms I often expand the look with fake fillers. As you noted in your 5 tips, water is a must. Fools them every time!
Sheila S. says
Many years ago I read your original post on how to make fakes flowers look real and many of those tips I still use today. Being a fellow Canadian I understand the importance of having real looking flowers in our home.
That’s so nice to hear, Sheila! I’m glad that post was helpful! ~Kerri