Well, I just gave away the punchline in the title, didn’t I? The jig is up – my big secret is dried flowers.
(Let me first acknowledge that I haven’t posted since the winter…and now it’s cold again. Ok that’s all I have to say.)
I’m not one for fussy interiors, and I really don’t like my decor dying on me, which is why I tend to avoid flowers altogether. But who doesn’t like a nice vase bursting with colorful brightness? Even I, mega flower grinch, have succumbed to the image of perfectly-place peonies to help convince myself that I live in an Elle Decor spread.
But once I discovered how lovely dried (preserved) flowers can be, I was like see ya later, peonies! They’re inexpensive, you don’t have to do a dang thing to them, and they last for about a year (some more, but the petal-y ones can start to shed).
See what I mean? Even ED likes them after all!
Wondering where to get em? This is my favorite source – check out some of the selection below:
Names: Lavendar, straw flowers, caspia, and salal