So, the Nester has been talking about fake flowers, plants, etc. for the last week and today is having a P.O.O.P.I.E party (People Opposing Objectionable Pretend plants In the Environment) I've heard Nate on Oprah say fakes are a no-no, and on HGTV they just featured the Top 25 decorating mistakes and guess what #1 was?? Using Fake Flowers. Well, I don't think I have any flowers, but I am such an offender! I have a ton of fake stuff in my house, and as I was looking, I think I have a berry obsession that I may need an intervention with. Yesterday and today have been cool and in the 60's, so I broke out the fall stuff! Let's take a look at my fakes, scattered with a few real.
Fake crow (these crows are so cute. Pottery Barn has some of these same type of crows for $24. These are $1 at the Dollar Tree!! If you want to see a really cute idea to use them, look at what Susie did) fake berries, fake pumpkin Fake crow (dollar tree!), fake pumpkin, fake berries. I have to tell you that my mom found these pumpkins at Michaels one year at Christmas for one penny each! Can you believe it? The pip berry garland I got at a yard sale this summer for $1. So, the whole ensemble was $2.o1.
fake mini pumpkin filler, fake bird, REAL corn, fake balls that look like stuff from the woods
REAL candy (could you ever have fake?) I put the black licorice on top because guess who is the only one who likes it? Me. Can anyone help me think of some fun green candy to put in the middle between the candy corns? One that I wouldn't have to buy a million packages to get enough green? Fake green berry balls, fake berry wreath.
Fake autumn arrangements my mom found at JcPenney for one dollar 4 years ago. I love them because they're from her and I still think they're pretty. Isn't she an awesome deal finder?REAL wheat! I love that tin from Big Lots a few years back, fake mossy stuff coming out, fake glass pumpkin from the Dollar Tree
fake bathroom fillers
Fake apples ~You should see the tiny bites in them now from my 18 month old! I promise I do buy real apples, I just don't keep them on a bowl on the counter.
The plant by the computer screen is REAL. But guess what? It's starting to turn brown. That's why I am more of a fake person on the inside of my house.
I would never put fake flowers or plants outside, but I think they're okay inside as long as they don't look *too* objectionable. :) What do you think? Do I need to go to Fake Berry Lovers Anonymous? Should I ditch the ivy on the top of my shelves?