5.14.2013

IS THAT OK?

So I was telling a friend about my faux flowers and I think I was headed out to grab a few more and she asked me "Is that ok?". I was like what? Faux flowers? My response was somewhere along the lines of yeah if that's what you want! In my head I was wondering why she would ask such a thing. Like seriously, why wouldn't it be ok? Then I got to realizing, we as bloggers have put limitations on design and decor so much that people are literally starting to question themselves and what they like.

 

I love fresh flowers don't get me wrong, but I love them when they're fresh! I don't tend to them after the initial drop in the vase of water, but I still want them to look pretty next month lol (yes, the same bouquet). With faux flowers, I don't have to worry about that.

Now I am a bit picky about my choice of faux flowers. I only purchase the kind that are "real touch". Like they actually feel and look real. Well real enough to me. And I grab a few whenever they're on sale at Hobby Lobby.

I know that for some people who have started reading blogs that you value what we have to say and our opinions on what's right and what's wrong, but ultimately you are the one that have to live with your decision for your home. Even I had to take a step back and say whoa, I have to decorate for ME and MY family. Otherwise you'll have a space or spaces that really don't represent you, but people that you don't know who probably don't care one way or the other weather or not you purchase fresh flowers every week or not.

Think about peeps! At the end of the day, DO YOU!

 

But tell me, fresh or faux? :-)

 

9 comments:

Sing of Singature Style said...

Fresh for me, only because the fake ones collect dust and that's one less thing I want to have to clean.

Annapolady said...

Fresh here, too. I like the variety; being able to pick a different bouquet.

However, I'm all about displaying dried branches, etc., for longer periods of time.

Have you heard of preserved boxwood? It's real, but acts fake. I might try some of that for some greenery that I can't kill (not a green thumb over here).

Tonia Bozeman said...

I'm going to have to head out to Hobby Lobby to pick up a few of these real/fake flowers.

Darnetha {ChippaSunshine} said...

Fresh, for me. I have a few potted plants throughout my living room and every now and then I add a fresh bouquet of flowers.

Brandi said...

Ha! You had me fooled, I thought your roses were real. I prefer fresh, but done right, faux works too.

modern jane said...

I'm a fresh girl for sure but yours look pretty real! Maybe I should reconsider!

Shavonda said...

Hey chica. I'm partial to fresh. But, here's my take on faux. I think faux can be tres chic as long as they don't try to appear to be real, if that makes any sense? I like things like paper flowers. They are faux and they own it and you aren't intended to mistake them for the real thing. I think they are whimsical and fun and even really modern when done right.

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

Well naturally I'd pick fresh for each and every day if that were possible, but I love a big bunch of faux flowers I have sitting in a large vase on my dining room table. Makes me happy to spy it on a gray day. Faux is just fine in my book... but like you say bring home the good stuff.

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