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An artificial vase on Monday

I do have a few flowering treasures in the garden, but I know they will last longer outside in the cold than if I pick them to bring into the house.  I am a little reluctant to do that, as there are so few flowers to harvest at the moment, not to mention going outside in the vile weekend weather, courtesy of Storm Dennis.  I have, therefore, resorted to my mishmash arrangement which sits on the dresser base in the sitting room.  It comprises an artificial lavender plant (I love it), a branch of silk cherry blossom, a few fake stems of pink helichrysum, and some real life but now dried roses, which my neighbour gave me at Christmas!  I am enjoying them all together at the moment, especially when the sun shines in, and hope that you do too.

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  1. Amanda, this is beautifully arranged and the container is fantastic.

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    1. Thanks Susie! I do love this container. It was given to me by a friend who had a fabulous florist shop in Edinburgh. When she shut up shop she offered me a choice of vase and I couldn't resist the swans! A

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  2. The effect is rather pleasing..and I would not have thought it was an artificial lavender. I too would not have passed on the Swan Vase.

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    1. I have two of those lavenders! The colours are so soft and realistic that I think they can quietly fool us all! A

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  3. That's astonishingly realistic, Amanda, and I am not surprised you love it - and the vase itself is stupendous!

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    1. Thank you Cathy! I have to admit I am not adverse to using a really good artificial flower, as long as it is REALLY realistic!! A

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  4. I thought that we had fast forwarded to summer there Amanda! The artificial flowers look beautiful and realistic. The roses have kept their colour so well. The swan vase is such a pleasing colour and shape. What a beautiful gift.

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  5. Those roses sat prettily in their vase for a couple of weeks before I realised most of them had dried out! Couldn't possibly throw them away! They are here until the dust dims their vibrant colour! A

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  6. Oh what a lovely vase! It is so cheerful in a "happy go lucky" kind of way. I would never know it was artificial if you hadn't said. It really makes me smile and I'm sure it brightens your room too.

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    1. Thanks Cindy! I do enjoy that arrangement. It changes throughout the year as new things, bits and pieces that appeal to me, come along! A

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  7. Doesn't it look lovely in the sunshine! Spring must be on the way soon. The lights and the container are really eye catching too.

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    1. I rather suspect that if I hadn't spotted the sun shining in and highlighting the arrangement it would not have occurred to me to photograph it. The thought to use it INAVOM followed on from that! It seems to have gone down rather better than I expected! Hooray! A

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  8. I wouldn't have known that any of those were faux materials, Amanda. I love the swan vase!

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    1. I think they are quite a low key little collection of faux flowers! That's probably why they work! A

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  9. Such an attractive and realistic arrangement.

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