Objectionable Pretend Plants
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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!