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The language of flowers

realistic artificial silk faux flowers for mother's dayFor centuries, we have been using flowers to send subtle messages and express our feelings for our loved ones without saying a word. With Mother’s Day approaching, what better way to show your mum your true appreciation than with a bunch of eternally beautiful faux flowers! To make your message extra special, we have helped identify the symbolic meanings behind some of our favourite blooms.
 
Hydrangeas with their full, lavish head of intricate petals are an increasingly popular Mother’s Day choice. A bouquet of hydrangeas is said to express gratitude for understanding and heartfelt thanks making hydrangeas a perfect gift to show your appreciation for your mum for all those times she has been there for you.
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Calla lilies are so timeless, it isn’t surprising that this elegant trumpet-shaped flower symbolizes magnificent beauty with its smooth stem and perfectly curved petals. There are a variety of colours of the calla lily, each one with their own meaning; yellow specifically symbolises joy and growth while the deep purple hue represents royalty and strength which are all wonderful ways to show these great qualities in your mum.
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Roses are the iconic flower symbolising love and affection with the significance of each rose being reflected in their colour; from romance and beauty to wisdom and friendship you can express a variety of sentiments with a single flower. Pink roses in particular are perfect for sending send special thanks and appreciation and if you want to get really specific, even the different shades of pink can express a variety of sentiments. Light pink is associated with gentleness and admiration and a darker shade of pink is more closely associated with gratitude.

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Peonies are loved the world over and they are one of the most popular blooms to send on Mother’s Day. This gorgeous flower with it’s full ruffled petals symbolizes all forms of beauty and is often used in weddings to symbolize a happy marriage. Pink is often a colour associated with Mother’s Day and would be a great choice for a husband to send to their wife.

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Tulips are an ever popular spring flower which makes them a perfect Mother’s day gift to express warmth and affection. With their tall elegant stems and perfectly rounded petals, as with all flowers, the sentiment is determined by their colour. For the mum who is the queen of the family, deep purple tulips are the ideal choice reflecting your admiration for her regality. To express happiness, energy and understanding orange tulips should be your bouquet of choice!

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If you would like to gift some of our everlasting beautiful faux flowers this Mother’s Day, click on any of the images above or click here for our selection of gorgeous Mother's Day bouquets and bunches.

best of both worlds

We are frequently asked if our flowers can be put into water to which the answer is a resounding ‘YES’! Not only does this subtle trick fool a friend or relative into thinking that your imitation flowers are, in fact, real, it also allows you to do one of my favourite things with artificial flowers which is to mix them with fresh!

One of my favourite combinations of fresh and faux flowers makes for a perfect Christmas time bouquet - our perfect white casablanca lilies and armfuls of fresh eucalyptus. This festive bouquet became a tradition many years ago when I lived opposite the New Covent Garden Flower Market in London. I would wander over every Saturday morning and was drawn to this striking combination of the silvery eucalyptus set against the crisp white of the lilies.

However, the lilies never lasted long and required too much maintenance and so I was delighted this year to replace them with our perfect imitation white casablanca lilies. I still mix them with fresh eucalyptus, an inexpensive foliage with a heady scent that epitomises Christmas. It can last 2-3 weeks (remember to change the water!) and by combining this classic Christmas greenery with our white casablanca lilies, you get a wonderfully scented floral display which will last throughout the festive season.

This year I am also adding our tall elegant red berries for an extra Christmassy touch, but once the mince pies are all eaten and the decorations taken down, I will remove them and the rest of the eucalyptus and enjoy my elegant, no fuss lilies, all year round until next Christmas.

Inspired by this combination we then blended fresh eucalyptus with a range of other festive blooms and you can see the results below. What combination of fresh and fake will you choose?....  

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Home visit - an urban oasis in Kowloon, Hong Kong

Nestled between the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong’s flower market and the busy streets of Mong Kok lies an urban oasis where stunning period properties enjoy that greatest of luxuries in Hong Kong, a garden.

For our latest home consultation project, we were honoured to be invited to visit one of our favourite clients whose home is surrounded by flowers and greenery in their lush garden. However, the readiness with which fresh flowers wilt led to frustration at not being able to mirror the nature outside with fresh flowers inside the home and fuelled her love of faux flowers. This love drew them to our showroom in search of the perfect imitation flowers that would not only last but would complement their vibrant interiors. We created a bespoke bouquet in our showroom and when our client hinted at being slightly daunted with the prospect of re-assembling the arrangement themselves, we suggested a home visit and consultation. Not only were we able to style the bouquet in-situ but our client had requested we bring along some additional flowers to create arrangements for other areas of their home.

The key piece created during our visit was an opulent bouquet of burgundy English roses, cherry blossom, orchids, green and white viburnum and magnolia which we created to sit above our client’s fireplace in their living room. Unlike many homes in Hong Kong, we had the luxury of a double-height ceiling to work with which meant that we could include more of our taller stems to create a display with the required impact within this large room.  

The arrangements didn’t stop there! Our client had lots of ideas for where to create displays of all sizes to complement her home. Taking inspiration from one of our client’s favourite pieces, a gold and pink intricately detailed Chinese vase, we combined our gorgeous yellow roses with our soft pink peonies which complemented the hues in the vase perfectly. After our visit, our client told us that her husband had never envisioned having flowers in the vase but loved the effect that we had created.

The sumptuous bouquet over the fireplace is certainly a statement piece however we balanced this with an elegant arrangement of single stem deep blue hydrangeas providing a lovely contrast to balance out the space. Elsewhere in her beautiful home we used orange and white tulips which added fresh spring touches in a simple and elegant way. Our client was truly astounded by the quality of the tulips and couldn’t stop touching the petals and leaves as they felt so real! One of our favourite rooms in her home was the vibrant dining room where we were able to bring out the colours in the curtains and accentuate the rich blue colour on the wall with our tall and elegant yellow and red oncidium.

Elsewhere within her home, we created tall displays of red amaryllis and white magnolia for the staircase and a posy of burgundy peonies for a small corner to complement the colours of the large display in the living room.

We are delighted that we were able to create such a variety of stunning floral arrangements that bring the outside into this gorgeous home and will last and last. 
To learn more about the blooms in the photographs below, please contact us on services@amaranthineblooms.com for more information.
    

bright, brilliant blooms all summer long

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Keep your blooms bright and brilliant, not wilting and withered in the scorching summer sun.

Summer has finally arrived. But whilst the shining sun and soaring temperatures are perfect for cold drinks and long country walks, they are less than ideal for fresh cut flowers. The heat will make your delphiniums droop and your lilies lilt before your very eyes – that is if they even survive the journey home from the shop! Why not instead switch to our Amaranthine Blooms - artificial flowers so realistic that your friends will be dumbfounded as to how you keep your arrangements looking so sprightly in this heat. 

Simply put, why buy fresh when fake is so much better?  We have stopped counting the number of times people tell us “I can’t believe they’re not real!” and aside from the obvious benefits of our blooms lasting MUCH longer than fresh flowers (at least 3 years, instead of 3 days) they never show signs of wilting or sit neglected in a corner giving off a nasty odour and making you wish you had thrown them away sooner!  Rather than needing to prune or wash them, our flowers need little maintenance (maybe the occasional clean if you’re particular); and if you suffer from the sniffles in spring or summer, rest assured that not an ounce of pollen will bother you from our luxury artificial flowers.  What’s more, most of our blooms come with wired stems meaning that you can create new designs and bouquet combinations whenever you feel the need for a change. 

Don’t get us wrong, we love fresh flowers and dream of galloping wildly through fields of blossom and lavender and adore the sweet scents of light pink roses at the bottom of the garden, but there is simply no question that investing in excellent quality artificial flowers makes more sense than buying fresh flowers that barely survive the weekend. 

If you’re unsure where to start when choosing your artificial flowers, check out our gifts under £40  where you will find an array of stunning flowers to choose from.  Perhaps a white Casablanca lily bouquet or some deep blue hydrangeas.  Discover your own unique style by selecting a vase that you love and design your blooms to suit your décor.  Personally, I love my single stem pale pink roses in our entrance hallway and my beautiful tulip bouquets in the dining area.  I also adore stargazer lilies on which we are currently offering up to 40% off on our website.  

Don’t forget that our Amaranthine Blooms also make the most wonderful, long lasting gift for a friend or relative – be it a dinner party or a birthday.  Even though you may be wilting in the heat, rest assured that your gift will arrive on sparkling, dazzling form! 

 
 

London's blossom season

Whilst Japan might be famous for its annual sakura (cherry blossom) display, I was greeted by a host of blossom trees in full bloom upon arriving in London a couple of weeks ago. The branches were heavily laden with soft, delicate petals and was the perfect sight to lighten the mood of a weary traveller.  This stunning display was visible all over London and (for a short while at least) was complemented by bright blue skies which provided the perfect backdrop.
 
Normally by mid-May, the ephemeral blossom would have vacated its branches, but a prolonged cool spell, absent of the heavy wind and rain that so easily cause the demise of this fragile bloom, saw Mother Nature save this treat for a little longer this year. And perhaps, as with so many things, the wait had only served to increase its beauty.
 
 I have always found blossom captivating. There is something magical about the way the gentle, almost sheer petals float daintily in the air for their short-lived display. I am therefore delighted that we are able to offer two very realistic artificial flower blossoms so that you can enjoy their magical beauty all year round - cherry blossom and magnolia.
 
At Amaranthine Blooms we particularly love the combination of cherry blossom together with our luxury artificial hydrangea in a bouquet that mixes the best of late spring and early summer blooms.  The beauty of our magnolia is its elegant simplicity - arrange a few stems in a vase and gently prise open the wired petals of each bloom for an individual look.
 
See more by clicking on the images below: 





Finishing touches - a chic Hong Kong town house

This week we were invited to provide the finishing touches to this chic Hong Kong townhouse. Like so many of us, the owner wanted the beauty and splash of colour that flowers provide but without the effort required to keep fresh flowers looking fresh. In short, a more permanent solution that would give lasting enjoyment.

The key piece was this sumptuous display of pink peonies, with a few white peonies interspersed to soften the look. Elsewhere in her beautiful home we used striking deep blue hydrangeas to complement a traditional Chinese ceramic vase, an elegant magnolia to add interest to a small cloakroom and a carefully cantilevered blossom and hydrangea display in the playroom.

The owner tells us
“I really enjoy to watch those beautiful flowers everyday without worry about how to take care of and the replacement!  Thank you so much!“

To learn more about the blooms used click on the images below. If you are interested in booking your own at home flower consultation, please contact us at janey@amaranthineblooms.com for more information.


 

 

 

Shhhhh.....our little secret

 One of the delights of running Amaranthine Blooms is the fabulous feedback that we receive from our customers around the world. My favourite story this week came from England where a lady told me that her Casablanca lilies looked so real, her cleaner had put them in water!

If you want to convince your friends and family that your artificial flowers are real, follow our tips below…. and don’t worry, it’s our secret!

  1. When you have chosen your vase, trim the stems of your flowers to just the right length (use a pair of wire cutters or garden secateurs) and reseal the ends with a spot of glue (PVA works well)
  2. Remove any leaves from the lower parts of the stem, just as you would with real flowers 
  3. Alternatively, selecting an opaque vase to hide the stems and leaves - this way you can bend the stems so that they can be straightened and used in their taller length at a future time
  4. Arrange your flowers, perhaps bending the stems just below the head to encourage the heads to fall naturally over the side of the vase (this works particularly well with our large hydrangeas and peonies)
  5. From time to time, when you have visitors, put a little water in the bottom of your vase, leave for no more than 1-2 days and allow stems to dry out again in between. (Some stems are not suitable for placing in water, contact us if you have any questions)
  6. Keep your flowers clean. Use a hairdryer on a cool setting to remove dust regularly (more frequently on white flowers) and a damp cloth to remove any marks.
  7. Don’t forget to keep the vase clean as well
  8. And, of course, select the best quality artificial flowers from Amaranthine Blooms!

even better than the real thing


"I CAN’T BELIEVE THEY’RE NOT REAL!"....

... is my most favourite response and the one I most commonly hear when someone sees our realistic imitation blooms for the first time. Even at our recent Pop-Up Shop where customers knowingly came to browse artificial flowers, I was amused to hear people’s disbelief that our stunning, lifelike blooms were not, in fact, real. 
It is always a great delight to help so many customers find their perfect floral arrangement, but what pleases me more is knowing that, in addition to creating a beautiful floral display, our imitation flowers have many benefits that fresh flowers do not:
 
Longer lasting – a huge understatement! Our imitation blooms will look immaculate for 3-5 years or longer, which means that once you’ve chosen your imitation blooms, you can enjoy more than just a fleeting love affair with them.
 
Remain perfect – no falling out of love with your blooms as they wilt and fade, enjoy their perfect beauty EVERY day.
 
Little maintenance – perfect for those of us who believe life ifs too short to be trimming stems, cleaning vases and changing water.
 
Pollen free – nothing to annoy hayfever sufferers or poison your cat.
 
A perfect gift - our blooms are lovingly packaged in tissue and ribbons and can be sent across continents where they will arrive in immaculate condition. They are also perfect for sending in situations where fresh flowers might not be allowed such as a new mother or loved one recovering in hospital.
 
Flexible – Most of our blooms come with wired stems that can be folded and re-straightened so that they can be restyled into a new design should you wish for a change.

Now look again at the blue hydrangeas at the top of the page - can you tell which are real and which are our gorgeous, but none-the-less fake, imitations? Click here to find out.....
 
Whatever your reason for preferring fake over fresh, you can Click here to find your perfect blooms in our online store. All orders over £75 come with free standard delivery - when they arrive, just sit back and wait for you friends and family to utter those immortal words...

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Happy Birthday Mrs Wong

It gave me great pleasure today to create this beautiful gift for the birthday of a very special lady who turned 90 last week. The lady in question is the Grannie of an old friend, making it an extra special occasion.
 
For the gift we suggested a pretty bouquet of pink hydrangeas and roses, which despite being elegantly simple has a wide range of different shades within the individual blooms making it a perfect gift. We arranged for this to be hand-delivered including the vase and a card so that Grannie just has to pop it on her shelf an admire it.
 
We think that this makes a great gift for a friend’s birthday or especially the birth of a baby girl – what new mother has time to be caring for all those fresh flowers that get delivered and much better to give a gift that will still look as beautiful as the day it arrived when baby turns two, just like baby!
 
We are busy designing its blue equivalent for all those bouncing baby boys and are inspired to create a new section of our website with lots more gift ideas which we will advertise on our homepage shortly – watch this space for more details…….
 

As seen on TV

 

This week we were delighted to provide the floral arrangements for a TV shoot. The lovely Alex Sheldon, CEO and founder of The Home Stylist was being interviewed by Now TV about a flat she had styled in a bid to get her to reveal some of the secrets behind a successful home styling.
 
For our part, we provided simple floral arrangements suitable for The Home Stylists’ client, a hard-working man with an elegant bachelor pad. The focus of the apartment was the social dining area, adorned with striking green artwork, which we complemented with a simple and elegant single magnolia stem. We carried the green theme through to the kitchen with a contemporary vase of green hydrangea and for the lounge chose a larger display of perfect white Casablanca lilies (styled in a green vase!).
 
As Alex pointed out “Imitation flowers are perfect for our client. They provide a splash of colour and create a welcoming environment but without the need for maintenance. Perfect for a man that travels a lot and wants to feel instantly relaxed when he returns home. These elegant imitation flowers from Amaranthine Blooms complement our home styling perfectly.”
 
Thank you Alex, we couldn’t help but agree.

Every coffee table needs flowers


A fact that I’m sure you knew, but it struck me recently that no coffee table is complete without flowers. I can’t help but prefer the more finished and complete look that flowers give to any coffee or side table.

Whether it’s a pretty rose bowl, single orchid stem or a more elaborate bouquet, flowers complete the look of your perfectly curated collection of books and artifacts lovingly on display. Flowers can soften the look of your occasional table or to add a dash of colour to your room. For more ideas on how to style your coffee table, I came across a great article on tidbitsandtwine.com, nearly all of their suggestions have a floral display of some kind - click here to read more. 

And whilst fresh flowers are lovely, if you don’t want the expense and effort that fresh flowers require, our lifelike imitation flowers are perfect for popping onto your table and admiring every day. So many of the images below can be copied using our exquisite realistic blooms.

Hydrangea holidays

Back to school, back to work, can you still remember your summer holiday?!
My fondest memory of the summer was my first trip to the Chesapeake Bay where my daughters mastered the art of the cartwheel and the hula-hoop and I admired the prevalent displays of hydrangeas in full bloom. Driving around was a visual feast of large sumptuous blooms and it seemed that the summer uniform of choice for any self-respecting house on Gibson Island was a large hydrangea bush or five by the veranda. But that's where the uniformity ended because the variety on display was spectacular. From the purest white to fresh greens and blues and soft pinks, mophead, lacecaps and paniculatas, bushes and trees. It was all there.

To keep this memory alive we are offering our favourite hydrangea arrangements at HALF PRICE, one each week for the next four weeks. We started with this gorgeous mix of green hydrangeas (still half price until midnight tonight), followed by my all time favourite, the mixed blue hydrangeas.