Playing With Flowers

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hello everyone,

                   I've been fighting a flare up for the last ten days so my energy is very low. I haven't been able to do any more upholstery. Between the joint pain and the fatigue I just wasn't up to it. Needless to say I'm a little disappointed. But I am starting to feel better. To cheer myself up I made a Spring floral arrangement. I tried something a little different than my usual style. I  like a tight monochromatic arrangement  but this time I added a little height to the top.  I'm still experimenting with design. Generally if I don't feel well the designs show it. I don't think this is my best work, but its okay. I took a few pics to share  but after I weeded through them this is what I could publish.

These are faux flowers. I arranged them in one of my vintage milk glass urns. I know a lot of people don't like faux flowers but I think they can look really pretty when well designed and used sparingly. What do you guys think?  Faux yes or no? I'm joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for  Wow us Wednesday,


  1. Beautiful arrangement Karen! They look very real to me! You make Faux look Fabulous!!!

    Sorry you're not feeling well. Take care and Get well soon my friend.

  2. WOW, Karen I thought they were real their so pretty!! Glad to here your feeling a little better! Martina

  3. Girl! I thought they were real! You've got skills, for sure! xoxox

  4. I really thought they were real Karen!
    I like faux and have lots in my home!
    Lovely arrangement and love it on that tray!

  5. I love faux flowers as long as they are high quality and look real. I cannot afford the real thing in the volume I have all over my house. Beautiful job by the way.

  6. Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  7. Good for you for making a creative effort even when you feel bad! That has to help.

    I wouldn't have known they were faux flowers if you hadn't mentioned it, those look great.

  8. I would have never known these were not real! Great photography! Feel better soon.

  9. Hi Karen! OH, what gorgeous snaps and your are very good at arranging florals! I love the faux flowers too.
    Thanks for popping in to see me and be a sweetie,

    Shelia ;)

  10. I love your creations! You are very talented. Thank you for sharing!
    Blessings My Friend,

  11. You did such a pretty job on the flowers. I sure thought they were real.
    I hope you feel better soon.

    Take care,

  12. Hi Karen, happy to be here! Your arrangement of these florals look sooo real! Lovely! Thanks for sharing. Luv-Loretta

  13. Honestly I would not have known they were faux! They look great. So sorry you weren't feeling well, and I do hope you feel better by now. It's sweet that you still took the time to share this with us while you were not feeling your best.

    You take care of yourself :-)

  14. Your arrangement is just gorgeous. You sound like me always too critical.
    Hope you're feeling better.

  15. Hi Karen
    Hope you are feeling much better. Sending you get well vibes :)
    I thought those flowers were real!! They look beautiful!!
    Have a wonderful week

  16. This is beautiful! I love the milk glass vase, too. Those flowers sure are fabulous fakes.

  17. I have always admired floral are so very good! Looks gorgeous.

  18. Gorgeous!! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  19. Those are fakes!?!?! I totally thought they were real. The arrangement is beautiful. I'm definitely pro-fake flowers. We used them in our wedding and NO ONE could tell that they were fakes. The 'real touch'/latex ones are my favorite to decorate with since you can just wash them clean if they get dusty.

  20. Like most everyone else who has commented, I really thought they were REAL & I worked at a florist for a number of years! Gorgeous... your arrangement is just delish!

  21. Beautiful!. We can't always use real flowers, and this arrangment will last longer, so feel happy about it. :)

  22. Karen

    Beautiful arrangement, love the mix of flowers. I love fresh flowers....but with the amazing faux flowers now, they can look beautiful far longer than fresh and I don't have to do arrangements just before a party. Lovely blog.

  23. So pretty...I absoultely thought they were real! Thanks for finding me through the "follow along" I'm following you too :) Blessings, Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  24. Oh my gosh I thought these flowers were real! If you hadn't told I would have never known. I hope you are feeling better...your blog is really lovely and I hope to get back soon to check it out further. I'm following you now. ~Ann

  25. Hi,
    Your faux flowers are gorgeous, so my answer is "YES". I really thought, from the photos, that is was fresh and real.
    You do an amazing job of arranging them.
    Have a lovely day and I hope your pain and fatigue are far less today. Do you suffer from CFS or is it Fibremyalgia? Someone close to me has suffered from both for twenty years, they have good days and bad days. My heart goes out to you.
    Hugs, Cindy


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