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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Flowers…are they real or are they Faux?




  We are well into December and I just started to pull out my own Christmas decorations.  No pictures of my home quite yet.  I’ll save that for a later post!

A few days ago, I took this arrangement to a customer’s home.  It will be placed on her dresser of her GORGEOUS bedroom for Christmas and well into the winter she said.  (I wish I had a picture for you of her bedroom…oh my! Is it ever a room to envy!)

The nice thing about this arrangement is the colors work well with her dark khaki walls.  The white just sort of POPS as we in the decorator field like to say.  The glitzy bronze stems and the winter white berries will look perfect long after this customer’s Christmas tree comes down.






I took this little arrangement with a reindeer moss tree for Becky to try on her entry table.

Silk Thumb Christmas 2009 001




She loved it.  She and her young family are in a wonderful new home.

Decorating this new house will be an ongoing project for some time to come.

I just ran a soft, very real looking garland down the center of her table, plopped the arrangement down, tucked a few berries in and it was almost complete.

Oh! One more thing.  I suggested some mercury glass votives nestled in for some shine and Viola!  Her table is good for now.

There is a limey green scarf with beads for an added dimension I was glad I had brought along.






There were oodles and oodles of banisters for garland to enhance.  Red scarves at the bottom in the entrance were the finishing touches.




This is a shot looking up in her entry where we placed more garlands and a wreath.  Way up here were many more banisters to dress.


Sorry the picture is blurry, but double amaryllis worked well to frame the mantle.  There is a wreath with lights and a big red bow, but we needed someone to place a nail in the rock wall.

Another garland, some evergreen picks with eucalyptus leaves and many more berry clusters was all that was needed to turn her mantle into a holiday look.




Does anyone (except Martha) have a REAL arrangement such as this?

Not where I live…

My customers will get many miles out of a simple container of mixed greens, berries, pods and ornaments.

No shedding here!  An added perk!


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Real or Faux?

I’ll let you take a guess.  ;)

Christmas Show 2007 004


For reasons unknown, silk flowers get a bad rap from some people.

There is definitely a place for them.

Real or Faux?

Who really cares with the quality available today!

Thanks for stopping by 47th Street.



Pamela said...

Can I be your customer? Such beauty. I'd love to have real/faux centerpieces like that!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wow! Gorgeous my friend, you definetly have a talent for putting beautiful things together. I'm looking forward to seeing more. hugs ~lynne~

southerninspiration said...

You do SUCH gorgeous work, my friend!!! I wish we lived next door to one another!!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Donna! Oh, what gorgeous work you've done!! And what a beautiful home too. I'm right there with you - I love the fauxs. It's too hot here to always have real flowers and fauxs are so pretty. I don't understand the bad rap either. Your arrangement looks just like real flowers and they'll last forever. I love that.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh always a great and awesome job my Dear friend...I always love coming by here and seeing your beautiful work that you do truely beautiful...Hope you have a GREAT day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I wouldn't trade my faux's for anything. I love them and they are becoming so life like that you simply cannot tell them from the real thing. Gorgous arrangements!
The entire home is just beautiful!
Hugs and Merry Christmas!

Unknown said...

I love, love, love ALL of it, but I especially love the lime green...that gives it such a modern pop!! Simply stunning!!

stitching under oaks said...

real or faux..doesn't matter to me! those arrangements are beautiful. you do such great work!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous as always!

Paula@SweetPea said...

Beautiful! Your customers have to be pleased with their 2010 decorations that you've created for them.

Miss Janice said...

Your home is beautiful and the decorations are stunning. You did a great job with the beautiful arrangements. Merry Christmas to you!