Faux stems are one of my favorite ways to add a touch of softness to a space, but I can’t lie, there are other appeals to “faux” as well. For someone that wears one too many hats, and has to jot down thoughts in order to remember to do them later, having one less thing to do at the end of the day, like watering the plants is a huge plus, too. I could talk about how amazing having a collection of faux stems can be for your home decor until the cows come home. They are such an easy way to transition with the seasons or just change up a look you’re bored with. Yet, I’ve heard whispers in The Findery that fake flowers are, “out”.  Our faux stems can be a heaven sent, but silk flowers also carry a bit of a negative reputation with them— I get it!

When you think silk flowers you probably think of your grandmother’s old dusty collection of obviously fake blooms! So it’s natural to be a bit skeptical about joining the trend. If you’re like me, you might even resist it at first, on account of “not being old”. But! Let me preach the good news to you: Faux stems have entered a new era!

At The Findery, we carry a special line of faux stems that are specially designed to feel real to the touch. With these blooms you aren’t only getting something that looks like it could be the real thing, but also something that might trick your guests when they go in for the “touch test”. Some of our stems even come in specialty vases that hold faux-water that will have you and your visitors laughing when a kiddo tips the arrangement and they discover its spill-proof!

But the real question of the hour is how to ensure your faux blooms never resemble the dust bunny colonies that resided at Grandma’s house. Well here’s the inside scoop. Real-Touch Faux stems are easy to care for, just dust with feather duster or use hairdryer on cool setting.They aren’t fabric-based so dust doesn’t “grab” onto your blooms. Real touch flowers can also be washed in warm sudsy water and rinsed, then with a little shake you can leave them to dry This is only needed if you are in the mood for a deep-cleaning, but is rarely ever necessary. Incredible right?

So what’s stopping you from channeling your inner Monet— “ I must have flowers always and always”. You can fill your life with beautiful blooms that will always look fresh!


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