Wednesday, September 10, 2008



Objectionable Pretend Plants


Hop on over to the Nesting Place to see what all the hub bub is about! It's a party, you know you want to...




Here is a sampling of my (Fall) Objectionable Pretend Plants.

A urn of fall leaves/abandoned nest in the dining room.


If I still lived in California where produce and flowers are plentiful and cheap. I probably wouldn't do fakes. Paying $3.99 for one pomegranate, $1.99 for a lemon or ten bucks for a small bunch of sunflowers about kills me when I think back to my childhood. I grew up in a town where we could walk out the kitchen door to gather lemons and eucalyptus for an arrangement. I miss that.

A little fall arrangement on the book shelf in the family room.


Here in the mountains it's different. Lots of pine cones, bark and rocks, which I do use in a lot of my displays and arrangements. I love to add found items to my decor. Especially stuff brought home to me by my boys. It just makes the room extra special and cozy.

I do have a few rules for the fakes that I pick, and I happen change and redo the fake flowers a lot. Pretty much instead of dusting them I rework, toss or redo. I guess it works out to be every couple of months or so. Another rule I have is to not have them on every surface, or make them to big. I don't like them to be a focal point of the room. Just a textured accent.



So there you have it! My fabulous excuses for using faux flowers and plants. Don't forget to go to the Nesting Place and join the party!





19 comments:

Bella Casa said...

Everything looks wonderful, like you are a flower designer! You have the touch!

Bella :)

Mom in High Heels said...

OMG, Aimee! You're back! I haven't checked your blog in forever because I couldn't stand the sadness of no new posts! I'm kind of pathetic that way. So happy to see you again. I think your stuff looks superfab!

Gari-Ann - the undomesticated wife said...

Your poopie faux pas (ha! faux pas faux plants) :) are really nice! I like!

Creme de la Creme said...

I found you through the nester. Love the pumpkin topiary! I share your Hobby Lobby addiction. It also encompasses Marshalls. It is especially severe when I find the last one of something and and I "need" a pair. It usually results in visiting every Hobby Lobby (or Marshalls) in a 30 mile radius. Shopping OCD.

The Nester said...

No objection here! I adore it all!

Thanks!

Angie said...

They all look great to me!!!

melissa*smith said...

Ooooh~I love that urn with the leaves and nest! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Aimee,
YOur fakes look great. Glad you made it to the party!
diane

Shane said...
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Shane said...

Your fakes are fabulous! I especially like the one with the bird beside of it. Great job!!

Astrid said...

I found you via the Nester...I love your arrangement- leaves, bird's nest and all. It looks fantastic!

Marie said...

Your arrangements are so pretty! I can't even figure out how to use a single floral pick let alone design an entire arrangement!! Beautiful, Aimee!

Liz said...

This is so lovely! I'm relishing in all the fall inspiration I'm finding today!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Love the urn of maple branches - very nice!
Karla & Karrie

Darlene said...

I came over here from the Nester's blog. Your faux flowers are FABULOUS..you are quite the designer!! Just beautiful!!!

new every morning said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gor-geous!

What great taste you have!

Debbie said...

Excellent P.O.O.P.I.E. :)

I have a question about the frame in your picture. Is that a page from the Bible in the frame...or a book, or what? I like the idea of framing text.

And I like your blog!

Joy said...

I love all of the beautiful fall decor! This proves those HGTV people don't have a clue about "decorating mistakes"!

Amanda @geekdetails said...

I love all the under glass stuff in the first photo. It's lovely