Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and I know many men (and women) are scrambling today to put together a last minute Valentine gift. I already know what will happen tomorrow for me. Ladies, give me a holla-back if this scenario is yours also. Tomorrow at 5:30 pm your hubs will rush into the house, give you a quick kiss, grab your boys and suddenly whisk off. “We’ll be right back!”, they call to me. Like I’m not aware that they are quickly heading to the closest supermarket to grab up whatever flowers/candy is left at 5:30 on Valentine’s Night. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love my men, but we women KNOW how the male mind works… or doesn’t in most cases.
I can just picture the 3 of them now. Standing in front of the florist department, amongst the other last minute dads in the hood. Thankfully, (hopefully) my
I have taught my man my man has learned over the past 20 years of marriage and 4 years of dating before that, that he’d BETTER NOT come home with the typical dozen red roses. We women want creativity and non-cliché flowers for Valentine’s Day. Am I not right?
So this got me thinking about the renewed surge in popularity of Faux Flowers that I’m seeing like everywhere! Ok, I know my mother is going to kill me when she reads this…. uhg. My mom is the queen of faux flowers. Yes, I said it. But she’s darn good, I must admit. I grew up with faux flower arrangements everywhere! Our home was filled with floral beauty. Mom is an amazing floral designer. She can whip up some gorgeous arrangements in no time flat. I really think she’d be a great asset to any florist shop. But I just don’t like fake flowers. I see a beautiful arrangement and then move in to enrapture the experience with a sniff and ummm…. ok, those aren’t real, and I smell dust. It’s such a sensory let down.
Fresh flowers are expensive, trust me I know. But I’m curious to find out what your all think about Faux vs. Fresh. Let’s looks at a few high end silk faux flowers.
Pottery Barn– $49
Pottery Barn-White Hydrangea – $39.50
West Elm– Paper roses $36
Pottery Barn– Cherry Blossom branch- $59
When it’s all said and done, now be totally honest with me, would you prefer to spend the money on faux or fresh? Let the discussion begin! Tell me what you prefer!