Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I Said I Wouldn’t But I Did

I said I wouldn’t use another fake flower in my house because…well…they are  fake, and I just don’t care for fake flowers.   That’s just a purely personal opinion for my own home.  Please, no offense to anyone who uses them, okay?

  Maybe I don’t like them because they always get dusty and I forget to dust them.

Anyway…because I have so desperately wanted spring to get here and I didn’t want to have to continue to buy fresh flowers right now, I decided to take the plunge and buy a sweet little bouquet of white tulips that were NOT REAL. 

You wanna know something…I think they look pretty.  No, they are not real, and no they do not have a sweet fragrance, but they are helping me hold out as I wait for my fresh flowers to start blooming around our yard.

tulips

These are sitting on my coffee table next to a new favorite book I ordered off Amazon.

Besides my dreaming of sunshine, I am also dreaming of someday owning a beautiful old white farmhouse. 

A girl can dream, right?

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Do you mind me updating you on my Etsy shop?

Ladies, I am working hard!

I am photographing, editing, writing descriptions, weighing, measuring and getting things ready just for you.

I can’t wait until you see the variety of treasures that Amys All Things Home Etsy shop will be stocked with.

Linking up over at A Stroll Thru Life.

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18 comments:

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Amy, Thanks for your kind comments. I am anxiously waiting for spring and your shop to open :). How many items are you starting with in your shop? When is the grand opening?
Have a great weekend!
~ Julie

NanaDiana said...

Hey Ames! Good morning and Happy St. Paddy's Day to ya! I am not a fake flower gal either but on I do buy them once in a while. I have some daffodils that look real that I drag out ever Spring. Your tulips are lovely. How about a quick spray of floral spray to give them just a bit of scent. I have a very light Freesia that I use and people always think it is real...Can't wait to see your sweet little shop-xxoo Diana

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

I love fake flowers to a point. I have a bunch throughout my home. Hate when they are stuck in the dirt in a flower bed outside. I think it is ok not to like them. They do get dusty. Good luck on your etsy shop.

Becky C said...

Well those little fake tulips look so real! And they do add a nice spring touch to your table.

You know, I may have to order this Farmhouse book! Looks amazing sitting there with your cute stuff, and I bet the inside is glorious.

I know exactly what you mean about dusting the fake flowers, they collect it and get grundgy don't they? I have a few fake hydrangeas, but hopefully will grow some real ones this year.

You have been busy, girl. And I can't wait to go shopping in your ETSY. BTW, I love your shop name!!

Talk soon my friend :)
Becky

Debbie said...

I did the same thing you did, except mine were daffodils. I wanted the tulips, but the ones they had wouldn't do. Yours look splendid! I was so tired of seeing everyone's flowers and my snow.....I went shopping! And I'll be able to use them next year!
Have a great weekend!
Deb

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

That book looks wonderful - I'll have to look into it!

Red Gate Farm said...

I too have a little bunch of faux tulips.... I'm not a big fake flower person either but at this time of year ya gotta take what you can get! :)

Can't wait to see what you have in your shop...

~Chris

Blondie's Journal said...

I have some faux flowers here and there...I like the silk as opposed to the plastic. Your tulips are beutiful...soon we will have the real thing!

XO,
Janie

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I know what you mean about fake flowers... it's just something else to dust!

But they do look pretty.

I'm excited to see your shop.

Pat

Debbie said...

My mother put a happy bunch of faux tulips on her kitchen table, and I think they cheered up the whole room.

I'm a huge fresh flower person too, but a little faux blooming is better than no bloom at all!

Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

Those tulips don't look fake at all! I'm not a fan of artificial flowers either, but those I could handle!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I have to agree with Tracy. It's the one's stuck outside that bug me the most (sorry mom). I only have certain ones and they have to look very real. I have some hydrangeas that look good enough for me. :)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

The white tulips are lovely. I don't usually buy artificial flowers but these look rather nice. I'm looking forward to seeing all your treasures on etsy.

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

I'm not a big fan of fake flowers either, but sometimes you just have to go with what works :)

Natasha said...

You know, I think if I lived in a cold climate over winter I would use them too. Here in my part of the world it is so easy to find fresh flowers because it never gets cold. The flowers you have chosen are so pretty and very stylish-I love them!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Marilyn Holeman said...

Hi Amy, I'm not much of a fan of fake flowers either--but I have flowers in my house. I bought a blooming African Violet for a little over $2 at Home Depot a week ago, my Christmas Cactus is blooming again (!) and the paperwhite bulbs my husband bought on an after-Christmas sale are blooming! :-)

Blessings back at you!
Marilyn

Deb said...

You're not the only one Amy...I have some fake fleurs too! I am super excited for your etsy shop to open so I love to hear your updates! Deb

michelle said...

Hi Amy, it is ok to have fake flowers, some even look very real, like yours! They look very pretty.

I know you are working hard, I hope you are enjoying it as well. :) I can't wait to see.