Thursday, March 11, 2010

Is Faux a "Go" or a "No" at Your House?

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I had some fun putting together this quick little floral arrangement. I thought I'd give you the low-down on the the process. I started with this vintage glass battery jar and a set of vintage scalloped flower pots. I wanted to raise one side, so I placed one flower pot upside down and simply set the other on top of it.



After the plants were set in the flower pots and the flower pots were nestled into the battery jar, I added some seashells to the mix. I simply placed them around the bottom of the jar until they looked nice.



While scrounging around in the garage for inspiration (everyone does this, right?), I found this Arcade ice pick that I had forgotten I had. Simply set into the mix, the ice pick just adds an unexpected industrial touch.


That's it. A simple mix of items grabbed from around the house and garage. The flowery plant on the left is actually a fake. :) That's why it looks so healthy. The wilty one on the right is a hardy little guy that has somehow survived my less than stellar watering schedule. Which reminds me...I need to water the plants again!


Here is the floral arrangement in its new home...with its one fake plant and all! :)


Are fake (faux) plants a "go" or a "no" at your house?




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24 comments:

  1. They are definitely a go at my house. I like real plants, but I usually end up killing them or they get eat up with insects.

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  2. I'm with Kim! Most def a go!

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  3. A go... as long as they are the high quality ones! I love the silk orchids.

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  4. Fake plants are a no at my house. I have to have the real thing!

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  5. I don't do faux. I just try to find the hardiest of plants to withstand all my abuse. ;)
    Candy

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  6. Definitely a GO! I admire all the beautiful fresh flowers in the decor blogs and magazines that I read daily but they just don't last in my home. I put faux plants everywhere...but of course I try to steer clear of the ones that scream "FAKE"...you know the ones...like the ones my neighbor up the street has planted all around her mailbox! He he...I laugh every time I stroll by!

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  7. Not only are they a GO in my home, they are a MUST! I have a black thumb instead of a green thumb. I love fresh flowers, but when it comes to plants they are pretty much always fake.

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  8. I think quality faux (like the kind you have to touch to see if they're real) are just fine, but my DH has a DEFINITE opinion on this matter. He sniffs out any fake leaf I try to smuggle in, and puts it on the chopping block! Funny the things some hubbies are adamant about!

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  9. They are a go as long as they don't look to artificial or cheesy.

    Love your little project!!

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  10. They are becoming a no in my home. When you can't keep them dusted and looking real, then they need to go. I think I am down to two arrangements in my home that I still think look good. I probably will not be adding anymore. Your doesn't look fake...

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  11. They really make some beautiful faux ones nowadays so it is definitely a go for me! Fresh flowers are great but not in the budget so I look for really good faux ones!

    LeAnn:)

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  12. I love to have both! I don't think it's a terrible idea to have a stash of seasonal quality silk flowers in storage, I just clean them off and swap 'em out with the season, or if my mood changes. I don't have to worry about their constant upkeep, and I don't have to worry about storing different live plants somewhere just because I want a change. My real plants are always easy green plants- anything looks great next to them. THe only real flowers I ever have are only fresh cut from the florist!

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  13. They are a go! Im not at the Casablanca often enough to keep living flowers watered so faux ones are perfect for inside. However when We ahve a big party or special event I do like to put fresh flowers in a vase : )

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  14. hardy plants for me...i can tend to forget to water but they usually all survive to be let free to the porch or deck once the weather is warm enough...love the look of the glass, pottery and shells.
    ~judi ;)

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  15. It's faux or no for me....as in, I only do fake. Every now and then I get a bouquet from the grocery and coax a couple weeks of life out of it. *hanging my head in shame*

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  16. I have fake orchid plants that everyone swears are real!! LOL! So fake works here! And I have one real...a bamboo plant. It is tough..it needs to be! Love your arrangement!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  17. I usually have a mix of faux and real in my house. Right now however, as I look around the faux out number the real. I guess to me it depends on how real they look, before I buy them.

    I just love your arrangement and how you mixed it up a bit. It looks perfect in its new home. Who would know that one plant is faux?

    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my room. Please do come back again.

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  18. I have a few, like some faux paperwhites which I really like in my den. My goal is to defeat this brown thumb of mine one day and have many more real plants around here. For now, it's still a go.

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  19. Fake flowers in moderation yes, fake plants hmm no. Oh wait I am lying, I have a fake fern in my dark bathroom. I couldn't cope with the real ones loosing leaves in my bathtup.
    I guess the quality of the plant (its ability to look real) is a major concern here. You fooled me with this one.
    Oh and don't overwater that plant there. It is family to the cactus and doesn't like a lot of water. Ignore it and put it in a darker room for a couple of weeks and you might get it to bloom again.

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  20. fresh flowers and herbs being started now only - I love fresh fruit in bowls too. happy friday - jennifer

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  21. I have a hard time keeping house plants alive. I still try, but I must admit I am ok with faux as long as it's eye-fooling faux. But I'm not a fan of faux ivy over the kitchen cabinets or dusty country swags on the wall.

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  22. A good fake is good with me. We travel quite a bit and nothing lives long in our house.

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  23. I have a black thumb but do have a lot of plants in my house amazingly enough. I do have some fake ones. And, seashells make anything look better!

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  24. gotta say it's a no from me........i like LIVE LIVE LIVE...

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