Awhile ago I wrote THIS post about the ten things you should look for while browsing through thrift stores, but I intentionally left fake flowers off the list because truthfully, I rarely buy them.
Although I’ve seen some great looking silk arrangements and ones that look pretty in large bunches. But here’s my other problem with realistic-looking fakes: they’re so expensive.
And high prices make me yearn for the real thing.
(yes, those are fakes on my mantel)
But I recently stumbled on some great deals when I popped into my favorite thrift store, so I thought I’d share them here. And see what you think.
Most were bundled in cloudy bags of plastic and marked at 99 cents each.
And this was my big spurge. I planned on cutting the stems of these Hydrangeas and sticking them into an arrangement, but once I plopped the whole plant into this pot, I sort of liked it.
Then I grabbed this basket (that goes on my front door) and stuffed it with newspaper at the bottom ...
And I started grabbing the flowers that looked most realistic…
and I began filling the basket.
When I opened the lavender all the seeds spilled out on my table and I was delighted to have the scent everywhere. One of those unexpected joys.
I immediately began sticking them inside to add some spiky texture. Mixing real and fake together…hmm I liked that.
What do you think about this? It’s a simple wildflower look with some pink and lavender hues in honor of Valentine’s Day.
It’s going on my door with some pots of pink cyclamen.
And here’s one more shot of the basket of fake hydrangeas are on my mantel.
I think I have one more thing to add to my list of quirky-items-to-find at thrift stores.
What do you think?
Do you use fake flowers in your home?
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