Friday, March 2, 2018

Not real, but cheerful

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

March came in like a LION. A big, stinky, ROARING lion.  We woke up to at least 7 inches of snow, when just yesterday the grass was green. The huge pile of snow at the end of our driveway had melted, and we had a day earlier in the week with 60-degree weather.

Depressing.

But -- there are always cheerful flowers in my house. Right now, I've got two violets in and two orchids in bloom, but they need light and water.  That's why I have artificial flowers scattered around the house. 



This beauty sits in my office. I have beautiful roses all year long thanks to this little bouquet, which I found at a rummage sale.  And last winter -- I found the exact same thing at a yard sale in Clearwater. That one lives in my dining room. (Not far from the dried hydrangea flowers in a vintage pottery base.)





These red and white silk carnations also live in my office. I did the arrangement myself, and it looks it.  Still, I really love carnations.  I think I'll have another go at arranging it and take out most of the red ones. It looks too crowded. 




This arrangement used to live in my bedroom, but the only time I'd see it was right before I'd turn out the light. So I recently moved it to the top of a little cabinet in my kitchen, where it pleases me every time I pass by it.





This little arrangement lives in the office at our cottage, but it's so cute, I didn't like to think of it being there during the long cold winter, so I brought it home. It'll be going back in May so I can enjoy it there once again.


 Do you have silk floral arrangments in your home?

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