Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Faux Flower Debate - It's A Party!

Nester is throwing a P.O.O.P.I.E. Party! What is POOPIE you ask, it stands for:

People Opposing Objectionable Pretend plants In the Environment

You can read more about this constipating topic here.

I am opposed to most faux flowers and anything that is shiny or silky. And don't even get me started on faux cemetery flowers...eek!

But I do like the greens, the pussy willows, the feathers and I can deal with faux flowers in a wreath, as long as they're pretty and not shiny plastic.

Here are some fauxs I have around my home, I hope you approve, but if not, then poo on you ;)

Some greenery and fluff from Walmart, I think the trick here was I got A LOT of them, sometimes less is more, but not in this case:

How about a fluffy Smith & Hawken wreath from Target?

Lemonade, anyone?

And here is my new faux flower delight, Dollar Tree Fall Garland, lol, who'd have thought that it would look so pretty, at least to me:

So, there are my faux delights. I hope the HGTV police will not come a knocking at my door, unless they want to give me a free makeover or a house, or something like that.

Do you use faux's? What kinds?


PS: Yes, I will be drawing the winner of my gift card today, how exciting!


Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Bells - you know my favorite is the lemons. I loved that when you posted it. Who can go wrong with your Dollar Tree garlands (well probably many who read this:) especially when they are with those unbelievable trays that you made.....

Connie said...

Faux ferns! They are a blessing for people- like me(!) - who cannot grow a thing, my sweet little chickee! I have the most realistic roses you've ever seen. People who come to my home cannot believe they aren't real! If I had millions I'd have real flowers every single day, but I'll just have to settle for WM faux ferns then!! LOL You go, girl!!

aimee said...

Hi! Just stopping in for the POOPIE parade. I happen to love all of your faux! You go on with you POOPIE self!!!

Hooked on Houses said...

Bella, you're so funny. I don't live in any of those model kitchens that I posted today. lol

I have these same fake lemons. I hate wasting real lemons for a centerpiece. Did you get yours at Target?

I like all of your fakes. -Julia :-)

Tamra said...

Smith & Hawkens wreaths always catch my eye. And who can resist lemons??

new every morning said...

The wreath is amazing... and I love the grass on the top of the fridge.

I, too, discovered some little fall gems from Dollar Tree.
Great taste!

Darlene said...

I LOVE all of your arrangements!! They look BEAUTIFUL!

Marie said...

It's all so pretty Bella! I love the Smith and Hawkin wreath, especially. I was just in the Walmart faux flower section yesterday. I bought fake leaves. How exciting, huh?

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Bella! I use a combo.... If I am entertaining in anyway, I use real flowers etc... For everyday decor.. I use faux flowers and greenery... (I doant have a green thumb)


Shelia said...

Morning, Bella!! Poopiness! Now isn't that grand!lol
You're fakeness is very nice and it all looks just wonderful.
Well, in my case I love fakeness. I only buy the nice fakeness and think my faux arrangements look rather nice ~ I do get compliments on them! lol
On with the Poopiness!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I talked about faux greenery on my blog last month. As a designer I am supposed to "poo poo" the faux. But here in Arizona, land of the 1000's niches, some of which are incredibly high, you do need a bit of green. Who would get out a 20 foot (and taller) extension ladder to water 1-2x a week? So it's a necessity. But please clean them at least once a year.
I am pro faux. :)

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

There is no doubt that we would be best buddies if we were to meet. And I bet if we went shopping together we would fight over the same things!!!

Love ALL of you stuff, you have the touch!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Bella, Ooppss..I am guilty, as charged! I do the faux flowers...right down to the cemetary flowers! But the graves look so lonely and sad without them! I try to buy good quality ones and absolutely NO BLUE FLOWERS! LOL! Does that excuse me just a little? LOL! ~Rhonda

Bonnie said...

Hi Bella,

I use faux greenery and florals for my business of home staging because I do many vacant homes. Some can be nice but you have to be very selective. I see lots of ugly real plants in peoples' houses so it is a toss up for me. On the redesigns I just have them get something new.

In my own house I use mostly faux because I don't have the time or the green thumb to keep them going. I am picky though about what come through the front door.

I love Nester by the way~she has a great site. P.S. I am a fellow BD contributor. Love your stuff!

~Mr & Mrs~ said...

Love the lemon topiary!!! That's a great idea to put those lemons in that. Oh, can I please have a piece of that Bliss chocolate...It's my favorite. Blessings,Nancy

Traci said...

Gotta love the lemons.....ummm, the lemons.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Bella,
Love it all...I don't see anything objectionable there!
Have a great day,

Nancy and the fatties said...

Love the Poopie Parade title! Reminds me of my back yard after a weekend of pugs playing sans scoopermom. ; ) My favorite is that beautiful dried wreath. What is not to like about cute poopies?

Elizabeth G. said...

Oh, you are so funny! I like your faux stuff. But isn't the wheat and wreath stuff real? It looks real.

I use faux fall decorating finds: leaves, and leaf/pumpkin/gourd combos on real grapevine.

I prefer natural, but how does one preserve it so it lasts all season? I mix natural with faux.

Anyway, have a truly great day!

Elizabeth G. said...

Another thought...I never found out exactly what those peppers are, but they are not "sweet". They are mildly hot. I know they aren't jalapenos, because I have some of those and they are much smaller and darker green. Whatever they are I love them!

Elizabeth (I love you Halloween displays)

The Nester said...

I still cannot believe that I got y'all to all use the word poopie in your post!!!!! Ha!

LOVE the wheat wreath!

Love you girl! Have a good one!

Kim's Treasures said...

I love your fall vignettes! I must confess to having some but very little artificial flowers in my house...gasp! I just have a horrible inside green thumb!

Have a great day!

Meghan said...

Love the lemons & the wreath!

Deb said...


Amanda said...

thanks for stopping by my blog - so exciting, b/c i just strted and i love seeing a new comment, very exciting! love the lemons!

momof4sweetsisters said...

Hey, I like your lemons! Yup- I scored 3 of each color. White, brown and orange. Sounds like I should have bought more whites and ebay them. LOL -If I new how to ebay.

melissa*smith said...

What a beautiful home you have~that S&H wreath is so lovely and your bedroom looks so serene! The Dollar Tree is my best friend as well. :)

edie+steve said...

Hi Bella! Nice to 'meet' you too. It was so nice of you to peruse my humble bloggings today. I can't wait to sift through some more of your archives. I love your wreath and your web design. Maybe I'll join your Halloween 'linky'.

Shane said...

Sounds like you shop at all my favorite placed. Target is tops on my list! It all looks great. :)

Shellie said...

I love the lemons and the other Poopies are great too!

Shirl @ "Got more time than money" said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment about my POOPIE post. I've fessed up to another fakery transgression - please come back to look. Yeah, I was holding out on ya. It's worse than you think.

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