Welcome to another Farmhouse Friday where we are all sharing how we use florals in our homes. I’m going to show you how I went about adding Farmhouse Appeal with (mostly) Faux Floral.
Time out – WHY does spellcheck insist on saying ‘faux‘ is misspelled?!
Seriously? I use the word fairly often and it drives me batty the way spellcheck doesn’t recognize it. Maybe I need to find a faux spellchecker to use instead of the real one! 😯
Ok, on to adding Farmhouse Appeal (or charm) with Faux Floral. (mostly faux for me this year)
I have amassed a nice stash of faux floral pieces that I like. I’m picky, I want them to look real even though they aren’t. That’s why I call them ‘faux’ instead of ‘fake’. The fake stuff is the stuff that screams ‘I’m a plastic flower’. The faux stuff regally impersonates the real thing and does such a good job that occasionally the observer leans over and sniffs them, thinking they are, indeed, real.
In my dining room I still have the bay leaf wreaths hanging on the china hutch from Christmas. I tucked some faux lily-of-the-valley into the wreaths for a touch of spring.
You really should see this rack now (and most of the time) – it’s covered up with coats. Why does my family think I hung this here for them to hang their coats and hats on??!
Deer head got spiffed up with some vintage inspired paper flowers – I’ve had these for years too.
Is it wrong to put flowers on a buck head? I think he looks quite charming 😀 And the flowers go really well with the gold-tipped antlers too. Buck head is from Target a couple years ago and I added the gold to the antlers.
My dining room nook. Wood slices, olive bucket, trophy cup, baby’s tears and cotton stems. And a chandi.
The crowns were from Target at Christmastime – they are ornaments but I love them for all-year use in my decor.
Here is a peek at the new furniture piece I recently added. It looks a bit large and overwhelming for this space but it’s so huge I don’t have much choice on where to put it.
It’s actually two old architectural files stacked together and I purchased it at a benefit auction for an adoption fundraiser. And I need it. This kind of storage was so desperately needed for my patterns and stencils and for my girls artwork. So I knew I had to make it work somehow.
This vintage desk drawer that I used last fall for decor showed up again in the Spring decor! The faux ranunculus is my fav of my faux floral stems.
Little details of spots I tucked floral touches.
I have been known to buy fresh flowers for Springtime decor too – you can see my Spring Tablescape with fresh flowers or my Mom’s kitchen makeover photoshoot when I bought cabbage roses to use in the shoot.
What looks more farmhouse than an old, chippy wood barn door? In anticipation of spring I took down the pompom garland I’d added to this mirror for Valentine’s and added a trophy cup with some cotton stems. I love how the mirror reflects the cotton and totally hides the fact that I really needed another cotton stem or two to fill out the bouquet properly!
I’m looking foward to Spring but it’s COLD here now and my fur blanket still gets used daily. I tucked a few more lily-of-the-valley into the wreath beside my chair and also added my newest pillow.
This was suggested by my sister and it’s the first pillow I’ve done in screen print. Several more in the works!
Baby’s tears topped with little crosses. The crosses were from an art project my oldest daughter did when she was in about the 3rd. grade and I’ve kept them. I pull them out every year and do something with them as a visual reminder of what Easter is really about.
The sheepskin rug hasn’t been packed away yet so I tucked a few floral stems here as well to gently speak of spring. And the ‘spring’ wreath is a fun bit of industrial whimsy added here too. You can find the instructions for making this here.
And that’s a wrap – just little floral touches here and there, faux or real, and you have instant Spring decor and Farmhouse appeal 😀
Now go check out how my friends used Floral in their homes!