“I must have flowers, always and always.” -Claude Monet
When I sat down at the start of the new year to plan my blogging calendar, I had a post scheduled for this week to share my favorite ways to arrange faux and fresh flowers in the farmhouse. It’s one of my favorite ways to celebrate the arrival of spring.
So much has changed since that planning session. With most of our country now staying home in an effort to stay healthy and try to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, fresh flowers are in short supply, if not non-existent. It’s one of the many sad results of this global pandemic.
Today, I am sharing five of my favorite faux flower arrangements for spring and my favorite places to shop for faux stems. Remember, although they tend to be more expensive than fresh flowers, they last forever. I have always found that when it comes to faux flowers, you get what you pay for.
The stems I’m using in the arrangements today I’ve had for several years. With the right storage method in place, your stems will last a lifetime.
I store all my faux flowers in tall wrapping paper plastic containers marked for each season. By using the tall design of the container, I can keep the stems upright in the attic. This helps prevent the flowers, blossoms, and leaves from getting crushed when they’re not in use. Side note: I rarely cut the stems of my faux flowers when I arrange them. Once the stems are cut, you’re limited to the size of the vessel you can use to arrange them, so try to just bend the stems when you’re arranging.
Let’s get started! As you know, I love using lavender in the farmhouse as we transition from winter into spring. Whether it’s a wreath on the front door to welcome in spring or a bunch of lavender in a basket or vase, it’s a beautiful and whimsical flower for spring. The best part of lavender is that there is no arranging necessary. Just stick it in a vessel and it looks perfect. Beauty meets ease is always a win-win in my book!
You can’t ever go wrong with a crock full of flowers, so I always have one in the farmhouse. This one is filled with cream and white Hydrangeas, Roses, Ranunculus, Peonies, and berry springs. The beauty of this arrangement is that it can go anywhere inside or outside of your home and it can be used year-round. Neutral and gorgeous…another win-win!
I hope these arrangements not only inspire you to add touches of spring in your home, but I hope they brighten your day some too. During this time when we are social distancing and staying home, remember, it’s important to keep your spirits up and flowers are a wonderful way to do it! I’m sending love and prayers to you and yours. As always, thank you for joining me here. Stay safe and healthy, friends.