Flowers. I love them.
In all their guises, I’m a girl who loves nothing more than a vase of blooms in the house.
Goldfish bowls brimming with tulips, glass cylindrical vases full of lilies, or sweet little forget-me-nots or hellebores in tiny bud vases.
Flowers are the perfect way of injecting a bit of seasonal colour into a room and freshening up the look of a place cheaply and easily.
No fuss and for very little expense.
So imagine my excitement when I popped to HomeSense last weekend and saw they had an enormous INDOOR flower market! Bucketfuls of the most gorgeous blooms which weren’t in season.
One of my very favourite flowers are green hydrangea. But these beauties are generally summer fare and it’s rare to see them in the winter. So to be presented with so many of them — in full bloom — was a very welcome sight indeed.
So how was that then?
Well, they were all fake! The lot of them.
100% genuine faux florals — the best the best artificial flowers that I had seen in ages!
Guaranteed not wilt, droop or shed their petals. And perfect for giving all-year-round colour in the home.
The best thing is, if you pop them in a vase along with a few stems of real blooms, you have the scent of genuine flowers and it’s really, really difficult at first glance to see which are real and which are fake.
I’m a real fan of keeping things real but when things look as good as good as this, I’m all for faking it :)
This post was written in collaboration with HomeSense but all thoughts, words and images, as ever, are my own.