Monday, February 16, 2009

I Fake It Too!

This morning I visited Kim at Daisy Cottage and she gave me the courage to admit that I fake it too. Yes I confess that I often break one of the seven deadly sins of decorating. I use fake flowers . We all know how using fake flowers is a big no no in decorating. But after all it is my house and if I have to follow some set of rules then what's the fun?
So here are some of the fakes I'm using right now.
Paperwhites on a side table in the living room... Lily of the valley beside my bed...
Ranunculus in a bathroom.. Narcissus in the master bath...

Blue hydrangeas in the master bath...Gerbera daisies in my studio...Sometimes it is hard to tell when I'm faking it.
I think I'll go to Michaels tomorrow and buy a big bunch of forsythia. It's really easy to fake it with forsythia because they look very realistic.
So I'd be interested to know, do you fake it too? If you decide to do a post about it make sure you let me know!
Rhondi xo

34 comments:

  1. Hi Rhondi - other than the Aloe Vera plant I have no other plants in the house because they keep dying on me so you have given me the courage to FAKE IT too!!! lol shall look out for fake flowers I did like your lily of the valley... Judith

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  2. Oh, you'd better believe I fake it, too. I can't afford to have all the fresh flowers I'd love to have in my house here in the Pacific Northwest. I bring fresh in whenever I can but I have some nice fake flowers and I don't want to give them up. I'm feeling a trip to Michael's, too. ~Adrienne~

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  3. No, I don't fake it. I have a few real plants at home. An ivy, a violet and two Christmas cactus. Then once a week, while grocery shopping I buy a fresh bouquet of flowers. Now, I don't have anything against faking it.....just never have tried it -lol.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  4. You are too cute Rhondi!
    And I'm loving your fabulous fakes!

    xo,
    Kim

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  5. Yes. I have a vase with fake roses for when my flowers on the coffeetable die on me. And when we have been on holidays it is so nice to come back in a house with flowers on the table. I put a smelly candle in the neighbourhood and you can't tell they are fake because you can smell the roses.

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  6. Rhondi, you've forced it out of me. Yes, I too am a 'fakeroo'! After reading your post I looked around, and lo and behold! I have fake tulips, chrysanthemums, and ivy. I try to have more of the real thing than fake, though, and oh, I would never, never, never, put fake flowers outside!
    Cheers!
    Debora

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  7. Hi, Rhondi! Lovely photos!

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  8. Rhondi I love your flowers - I'm packing for CA and thinking maybe you should come with me!
    I have a big suitcase and you would fit right in. I'll tell you everything when I get back...Pat S-J

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  9. Hi Rhondi,
    Your fakes are beautiful! I don't usually fake it, I just like the real thing, however, the forsythia sounds like a good idea!

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  10. I love live plants...I have about 25 of them in my home. I don't have as many artificial plants/flowers, but I do have some and I don't have a problem with them, at all. I can't kill them, so that's a plus! :)

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  11. They don't look fake so enjoy! Love your blue and white china.
    Carolyn

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  12. Rhondi,

    I was really saddened when BHG TV said that fake flowers were a no no. I kill everything! But you have given me the courage to tell BHG TV to take a hike! Your fakes are gorgeous & my home has been missing some major punch!

    Thanks for sharing! :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  13. Oh yeah Rhondi...I fake it too...I love the perfection of silk flowers & why not? Unless you're Oprah or some celebrity with mega-oodles of $$$$, who can afford fresh flowers daily...I must say your fakes are glorious looking!
    ;-) Bo

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  14. Oh yes I fake it. I actually have a mix of both in the house, some real some fake. My Tuesday blog entry actually mentions that fact that the plants/flowers in those pictures are fake. I'm rebel against that decorating rule *grin*
    Have a great evening,
    Tam

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  15. I was thinking the same thing! I need some new flowers!

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  16. Doesn't everyone fake it? I certainly do. I can't tell that yours are fake. They look beautiful. Mimi

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  17. I don't see a single thing wrong with faking it - especially when the impostors are so much like the real thing. I'll often buy fresh flowers on the weekend, but when they wilt, out come the fakes until I'm home for another couple of days. If I'm going to have fresh tulips I'm going to be sure to be around to enjoy them!

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  18. Your flowers are gorgeous! You've given me the courage to fake it, too. I don't stand a chance with "real" plants. They all die:(

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  19. Hi Rhondi,
    I have a few fakes myself! My real plants are not looking too good these days! Be glad when they can go back on the porch.

    diane

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  20. If I didn't fake it, I wouldn't have any flowers in my life. Some of us just don't have a green thumb . . .

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  21. What beautiful fake flowers!! I'd love me some of those! I'll have to go looking!

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  22. Fake looks so real these days, who can tell.

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  23. I'll let you in on my faking it secret. When my live flowering potted plant quits blooming, I purchase a silk stem or two of that plant and stick it in the pot amoung the real leaves. This works expecially well with orchids and mums.

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  24. Funny I have had these discussions with some of my friends. I wish I could have fresh flowers all the time. I do right now have some wilted ones I got at the grocery on sale (leftovers) for $2. Your gerber daisies are the best!

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  25. I fake it too!! Yours are very pretty!

    Katherine

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  26. In wreaths, I do. My "stager" faked it with some good greens when we put our getaway on the market. I prefer real, but if it works for someone, I have no problem with it. I like dried, and sometimes mix the two.

    I have a BIG forsythia wreath, Rhondi, that I use in the kitchen... though I moved it to the bedroom temporarily.

    Sheila :-)

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  27. I love your home AND your fakes!! My home is also very blue-and-white. I'm glad I found your blog. I'm adding you to my favorites!!

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  28. I fake it too! Here in the frozen mid-west, fake flowers are a must unless you're rich enough to buy fresh flowers all the time. No one I know does that. I also kill anything live. Not on purpose, mind you. I just have such a brown thumb. The flowers in my yard seemed to thrive on my neglect this summer!

    Kady

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  29. I'm comfortable enough in my own skin to use fake flowers and not think a thing of it. I guess I got old enough to feel OK about disregarding what "they" say is the correct thing and just do what I like. Fake flowers...they're ok with me ;D

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  30. Yep, Rhondi, I fake it, too! It's the one plant I can't kill. They sure brighten up a home. I do enjoy the real ones outside but love to fake inside. I always do what I like and don't worry about what's "in".
    Susan

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  31. Hi Rhondi,

    Your house looks like SPRING!! We just finished with a major snowstorm here in central NJ. Your flowers look wonderful, and the Narcissus look real. I don't like the smell of the real ones anyway. lol!

    Debbie

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Thanks so very much for taking the time to leave a comment. I always read every one. I am glad you stopped by for a visit. Hope you'll come again!
Rhondi