Saturday, July 7, 2007

Saturday Photo Hunt --- Fake




FAKE

I have to tell you that I really hate fake flowers but I do have several dried flower arrangements around my house. My dining room looks out onto a large covered front porch so it is not an hospitable location for plants, flowering or otherwise. So normally I have a dried flower arrangement, which was a gift from a friend, in the centre of my table. In my bedroom I have another arrangement displayed, which was also a gift. But in my living room, in front of my fireplace, I have a rather large arrangement of fake flowers. Yes, genuine fake flowers as opposed to dried flowers. An oxymoron indeed. What's more I bought them myself, can you believe it? Well one day I was in Pier One Imports, a rather strange US based chain of stores, with furnishings and home ware stuff. They had some nice fake yellow and white gerbera on sale so I bought some for a very large vase that I have. I don't usually have flowers in this vase, since it takes at least $50 worth of flowers to do it justice and I haven't won the lottery yet. The gerbera were too skimpy. Back for some more different fake flowers. Still too skimpy. More and then more. Finally the vase is full of fake flowers, but I do like the colours. They remind me of Spring during the long winter days we have here. Sorry, this is pretty mundane for the theme.



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HAPPY WEEKEND to you all

53 comments:

maiylah said...

i thought about taking a shot of some fake flowers, too ... lol.
that arrangement looks lovely!

happy photo hunting!

Mimomma said...

Truly beautiful for fake flowers!! Have a great weekend!

Incog & Nito said...

They are lovely fake flowers. Happy weekend.

CRIZ LAI said...

Nice arrangement. Great shot. Happy 070707 and a Happy Weekend :) http://crizlai.blogspot.com/2007/07/photo-hunters-fake.html

PowersTwinB said...

I think you did a fabulous job of fillig that gorgoeus vase! fake or not, they look lovely! and dont you just LOVE Pier One?? I could go broke there! Thanks for visiting my hunt today

Lisa Renee said...

I think it was a nice choice, very well done and the vase is really pretty too. Hope you have a great weekend!

:-)

Hummie said...

oh, I think I may see a lot of fake flowers today...that's a beautiful arrangement.

Kissedalotatoads said...

They truly look fantastic for fake flowers. Some you can just tell they are fake. Beautiful arrangement.

Mama Bear June said...

Pretty vase and pretty flowers! FAKE Photo Hunt

Lee said...

I don't mind some "fake" flowers...I have some large sunflowers intermingled with some bright red fake fabric flowers in a tall urn and they look good...or at least, I think they look okay...the ones available these days are so much better than those of years gone by. I'll just have to hide mine when you come a-visting, jmb...no I won't! ;)

tegdirb92 said...

those are really great fake flowers :) Great take on the theme.

Lynn said...

I was thinking of fake flowers too. Haha. I definitely want them for real but sometimes the flower arrangement gets me even if they're not real.

Lulu said...

I love your fake flowers! And isn't it crazy how much they cost and how many it takes to actually fill up a vase?!

I thought about doing fake flowers for mine, but decided that George Clooney was a much more interesting option...

Biker Betty said...

I love your fake flower arrangement. That would brighten my day during the winter, too.

Happy Saturday, Biker Betty :)

eastcoastlife said...

Colourful fake flowers. I don't like to have fake flowers in the house because they collect dust after some time. But I agree they look very pretty.

Casey's Mom said...

I took shots of fake flowers already but changed my mind. those are lovely looking though.

thannks for stopping by.

Smalltown RN said...

those are some of the nicest fake flowers I have seen.....happy hunting...

srp said...

This arrangement looks so lifelike and so cheerful... I can see why you love them! Great shot for the theme!

RUTH said...

Your fake flowers look real and at least they don't wilt!

ipanema said...

they look pretty!

Zsolt said...

its a wonderful composition!:)

jams o donnell said...

It doesn't matter if they are fake, that is a beautiful bouqet! Happy weekend

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Wonderful photo. Beautiful fake flowers too.
Thanks for the visit.

mar said...

I found your take on the theme very interesting! loved the explanation, I love Pier One Imports (visited a store on my last US vacation 4 years ago). Your picture seem real although I know now your flowers are all fake, lol. But they look very pretty and you can enjoy them a lot longer than you would natural flowers.
Happy hunting and happy weekend!

pat said...

Oh I dislike fake flowers as well. But I have to say that this is a beautiful and very real looking arrangement.

Happy Weekend.

letha said...

From the photo it's a really nice display of flowers even if they are fake.

Bounce said...

I'm not too sure about fake flowers, they smell of all sorts of strange people, they don't make me sneeze though.

julie said...

Lovely fake flowers, :)

have a great weekend!

Hootin'Anni said...

How clever. Boy, I had a tough time coming up with something fake. Y'all seem to make it look so easy for the theme.

Happy Hunting.

[ps...love the tiles too]

Nancy said...

The "fake" flowers are beautiful as is the vase. Nice for the theme.

Liz said...

They look great! Fake flowers these days are such amazing quality. When I was little, Persil and other washing powders used to give away plastic flowers - hideous things now, but sought-after then.

Renee said...

Those are fake? They are really lovely.

Mine is up too.

A. said...

I presume Pier One Imports is the same as our Pier Imports. They do seem to have similar things.

The colours are lovely and great for brightening up those dark winter months.

Michele said...

I love fake flowers as I would kill anything that was real... sigh.

meeyauw said...

Those are so pretty. They remind me that I would love to have flowers, fake or not fake. But my cats shred all flowers up, fake or not fake!

Karen said...

Fake flowers are the only ones I won't kill!

Nice job! Mine's up!

GEWELS said...

That is actually a very nice arrangement. They are doing some nice things with "fake" flowers these days (coming from a recovering florist).

Me, I would fill the vase with twigs and call it a day.

YTSL said...

Are dried flowers fake flowers? Surely not... As for your genuine fake flowers: They're not bad looking at all. So could understand why even someone who dislikes fake flowers as you do would break down and get them... :)

Melissa said...

Great job! Happy Saturday!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Your Fake flowers look very nice!
I have many fake sunflowers around my home. I love them, so bright and cheery, as are your daisies, my next favorite,
Happy Hunting!
~Bobbie, The Cats Mom

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

Actually, this is the first pic of fake flowers I have seen! Not mundane at all!

Josie said...

JMB, those don't look fake at all. I don't care for artificial flowers, either, but I have a small vase with some gerbera daisies in it as well, from the very same Pier One Imports, the one on Broadway? I must say, your arrangement looks exquisite, and not at all fake!

Josie

Janice Thomson said...

You did a lovely job of arranging these...I see some sea holly in there which I am growing right now and looking forward to seeing. For fake flowers these look pretty darn good.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I think that's rather nice, jmb. I have some fake lavender and sunflowers - can't help it!

Donnetta Lee said...

jmb: I also have some fake flowers from Pier I, believe it or not. They're hydrangias. At least I know they won't die. Most everything I touch in the way of growing green things, just withers away. So far, these little guys are still holding up their heads!
Donnetta

the night owl said...

My choice for today is also a fake flower arrangement my husband made.
Baba

lady macleod said...

If they look that good up close, you're good to go! I have seen some of the silk flowers that are rather pretty. You would love the fact the flowers are so very inexpensive here, especially the roses and they are lovely.

Heart of Rachel said...

They look lovely and I like the cheerful colors. I'm sure they brighten the room. Thanks for visiting. Take care!

Cathy said...

I love that vase and the flowers. Beautiful.

Gran - (Angela) said...

Awesome vase and I love the fake flowers. Great take on the theme.

Have a wonderful day!

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http://thelifeandtimesofgran.blogspot.com/2007/07/photo-hunters-fake.html

Teena said...

If I had real flowers, my cats would eat 'em! Ha!

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

MommyBa said...

That's a beautiful arrangement though it's fake.

Here's mine:
http://yayaba.blogspot.com/2007/07/photo-hunters-7.html

Happy weekend!

George said...

nice touch i love the vase. He He!
I too don't really like fake flowers, they just don't fill the air with emotions. Some put on these fake flowers fake water droplets - have you seen those?