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Username Post: s/o homes--using fake flowers        (Topic#134057)
rottiefan 
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08-20-07 03:14 PM - Post#1517433    

Do you use fake (silk) flowers and/or greenery in your house? Most of the critics on rate my space hate fake flowers and greenery. Not to mention they love the bare minimum in a room. Do you like and use fake flowers, how do you use them? Wreaths, arrangements, etc. I just made a wreath like I've seen in a French country boutique but now think it is too big for inside.:( It is a pretty big wreath with lots of hydraneas and greenery that sticks out, as opposed to flowers glued flat on a grape-vine wreath.

 
nancyroo 
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08-20-07 03:15 PM - Post#1517434    
    In response to rottiefan

no, I don't but I have very few decorations over all. I hate dusting!

 
donnaliz67 
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08-20-07 03:17 PM - Post#1517435    
    In response to nancyroo

I have to use fake plants - if I have real ones, I kill them!!

 
MindySue 
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08-20-07 03:26 PM - Post#1517436    
    In response to donnaliz67

I don't have any plants or flowers, real or fake, because I don't want the house too "girly". But I think a small arrangement of fake flowers to brighten or highlight an area is ok. DEAD/dried flowers are supposedly a "feng shui" no no, because all they symbolize is death. But I see lots of "modern" rooms decorated with large sticks in a big vase. I wonder what they symbolize. I agree with Nancy, I wouldn't want to dust fake flowers.

 
boysmom 
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08-20-07 03:27 PM - Post#1517437    
    In response to donnaliz67

I have one plant which is pretty hardy. I try to grow herbs in the summer but this year only a little bit of basil made it. Usually I have a few plants on my windowsill in the sunny part of the year. I have some dried flowers in the powder room that have been with me since before I was married. No fake flowers, decorating is beyond me.

 
Lucy F 
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08-20-07 03:49 PM - Post#1517438    
    In response to boysmom

I have a planter box in my foyer area that currently has fake plants in it and I HATE them. But my DH is gonna rip it out one day soon so I'll cope.

 
ChelleBelle 
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08-20-07 04:40 PM - Post#1517439    
    In response to Lucy F

I do fake greenry (like ivy) around the top of my entertainment center, around a couple windows, and when we get the kitchen done it will be all around the top of my cabinets. I like it...I think it gives a country feel which is what I love.

 
LoriJack 
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08-20-07 04:45 PM - Post#1517440    
    In response to ChelleBelle

I don't have any plants at all in my house. I am considering putting a large fake palm or something behind our headboard. It is at an angle in the room right now, and behind it is an empty space. I don't really want to use the fakes, but do I have a choice? Maybe some giant feathers or plumes or something.

 
Patti H 
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08-20-07 05:12 PM - Post#1517441    
    In response to LoriJack

I have the fake ones but some look really real? I can not grow indoor plants :shock:

 
jestermann 
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08-20-07 05:15 PM - Post#1517442    
    In response to Patti H

For the life of me, I can't keep plants alive. I have NO plants in the house..NONE! I only have fake ficcus tree, and a few little fake plants. I only have one big bouquet of fake flowers and that's for cardmaking and scrappin!!

 
Stephanie H 
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08-20-07 05:19 PM - Post#1517443    
    In response to jestermann

PSA - while I don't use fake plants myself, I think it's 100% ok to use them as decor in your home, HOWEVER... please do NOT plant them in your flowerbed out front. :rofl:

 
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08-20-07 05:22 PM - Post#1517444    
    In response to Stephanie H

I have some real plants. The only fake ones I have come out in the fall - they are the little table arrangements I made for our fall wedding.

 
FloridaScrapper 
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08-20-07 05:58 PM - Post#1517445    
    In response to incognito_

well..we all know i have them..i just move them from room to room for rate my room pics :nyah: :duh:

 
AuntieCathy 
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08-20-07 05:59 PM - Post#1517446    
    In response to FloridaScrapper

I use both and love my fake giant palm tree lol

 
donnaliz67 
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08-20-07 06:29 PM - Post#1517447    
    In response to Stephanie H

  • Stephanie H Said:
PSA - while I don't use fake plants myself, I think it's 100% ok to use them as decor in your home, HOWEVER... please do NOT plant them in your flowerbed out front. :rofl:
OMG my sister showed me a house in her neighborhood that had fake flowers in their flowerbeds - I almost died. It was SO obvious that they were fake!! It looked ridiculous.

 
Jen-Jen 
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08-20-07 06:53 PM - Post#1517448    
    In response to donnaliz67

I love wreaths..dried and tastefully done artificial. I plan on getting a nice berry one when I have my At Home America party next week.

 
Stephanie H 
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08-20-07 06:57 PM - Post#1517449    
    In response to donnaliz67

  • donnaliz67 Said:
OMG my sister showed me a house in her neighborhood that had fake flowers in their flowerbeds - I almost died. It was SO obvious that they were fake!! It looked ridiculous.
I saw it a lot in Alabama. :lol: Bunch'a rednecks out there! There's one house in my neighborhood now too. Brand new house...flowerbeds are filled with silk flowers. Who are they trying to kid?? :rofl:

 
lesfitz 
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08-20-07 08:34 PM - Post#1517450    
    In response to rottiefan

I have fake greenery and some flowers all over the place. I love the way it looks in my home and don't care if decorators don't. I also have real plants and flowers as well.

 
NY Scrapper 
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08-20-07 08:37 PM - Post#1517451    
    In response to lesfitz

We have several real plants (one is a flower/plant that we've had for 11 years...that's a record for me!). We also have 2 artificial Ficus Trees...I love those!

 
linger0825 
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08-20-07 08:44 PM - Post#1517452    
    In response to NY Scrapper

I have fake arranegments in every room including the bathrooms. I love them & think they bring alot of color to the room very inexpesively. I have a wreath on my front door for every season & holiday & i have a wreath that hangs on my pantry door in the kitchen.

 
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