Hi there, if there is one way to cure those winter blues for me, it’s flowers! Few things make me so instantly happy and put a little pep in my step as flowers do. In the winter, it’s slim pickings in terms of what is readily available fresh and not crazy expensive. I will visit florists, Whole Foods and any other little local market but this winter the stock has been lower than usual. I used to LOVE going to the NY flower market and likely will revisit this spring, but its such a hassle to fight the traffic both ways getting into the city, then driving in the city is a nightmare, its rather chaotic and you have to be up for it , which I have not been lately. So I am thrilled to the hilt with our newest faux flowers, I am very discerning when it comes to them and I am astounded at how realist they are even paired with real flowers,as I will show you today. I think most people do not understand how easy it is to mix both together and what a wow effect can be achieved. And honestly, part of the fun is experimenting with different combinations, I am often surprised at some that I end up really loving (like the purple and white below) because I am not a huge fan of purple, so go figure! I am here to demystify mixing these for you. And if you are feeling like you need to create a flower arrangement of your own, we also have 25% off today and tomorrow all lifelike flowers and our incredible French wire baskets (details at bottom). First time ever we have offered our gorgeous wire baskets on sale. Onward we go…… _______________________________________________ So here are a number of arrangements from the last few years mixing both real and faux and a few of these are strictly faux, see what I mean! Here is a fresh arrangement filled in with purple hyacinth, white hyacinth and some lily of the valley in our medium oval French wire basket, love this! Adore this purple and white hyacinth faux arrangement in our blue/white vase Close up! Purple hyacinth in our small scalloped tole pot Love how this came out, all purple and white hyacinth filed in with some lily of the valley Close up! Hard to believe it’s not fresh flowers! All hyacinth, white lilac and white lily of the valley! Love this larger scaled arrangement filed in with our Lily of the Valley and a few white lilac Faux Oak Leaf hydrangea, white lilac and white hyacinth in our newest medium square French wire basket, love this so much Our oak leaf hydrangeas close up close up of the hyacinths, amazing! A box of lily of the valley clusters A touch of lily of the valley to finish this off Added lily of the valley to a pretty fresh arrangement Fresh flowers mixed in with some faux hydrangea and tulips White kalanchoe on left (faux) and some real and some faux hydrangea on right with our cream peonies tucked in shown in our village scene footed vase Faxu hydrangeas Nothing as pretty as white flowers in a sea of blue and white vases (faux tulips and hyacinths) Love the round French wire basket filled with faux tulips and lilac Our white kalanchoe could fool anyone:) Gorgeous luscious pink peonies (used 2 clusters in each) Faux delphinium in three colors Big bowl of faux tulips and hyacinths The. magnificent magnolia makes quite a statement! Close up Faux tulips and hyacinths The white amaryllis are also gorgeous! Close up Love this grand display of faux lilacs, one would never know! Fresh mixed in with faux tulips, lilacs in both colors All faux! Tulips and faux lilac mixed in with fresh I told you these are unbelievable !! Best part? No water or green thumb required. I couldn’t be happier with them and one of my favorite things to do is mix them in with real. I had a friend over who is in the fresh flower business and even she, could not believe it. That was a valid seal of approval if I ever heard one:) _________________________________________________ If you need a “flower fix” enjoy 25% off savings off our incredible collection and our French wire baskets! Use code-floral Click here for lifelike flowers Click here for French wire baskets Thank you for stopping by. Wishing you a wonderful day, until next time…….