I'm excited to bring you the first ever Jewel Box® Home giveaway!
As many of you know, one of my favorite ways to add beauty and life to a smaller space is with flowers, greenery and fruit. Now, most of the design heavies out there think only fresh will do. I remember Nate Berkus on Oprah saying that anything but real flowers or fruit are considered tacky. I happen to really like Nate, but I disagree with him on that point. Artificial flowers and greenery can look just as wonderful and of course last longer.
Here are a few arrangements from my home.
Fresh white casablanca lilies and lemon leaves near my front door. I carried these lilies in my bridal bouquet and like to pick them up at the grocery store whenever they are on sale.
White casablanca lilies and roses, with lemons and limes, fresh fruit in a glass bowl and granny smith applies by the kitchen entryway. I always keep fruit here for the boys to eat and I had quite a job 'protecting' the fruit from being eaten before this photo was taken.
Dried and artificial pomegranates, pears and figs with greenery in a large white urn. This arrangement reflects my husband's Italian heritage and the pear trees I grow in our side yard.
A simple buffet centerpiece of fresh honeycrisp apples and variegated euonymus leaves from my garden on a large white platter.
And now for the giveaway! One lucky winner will receive this premium white orchid plant from ProFlowers, a $99.00 value.
How do you enter? Just leave a comment with your opinion of fresh vs. artificial flower arrangements. You know where I stand, I like them both. But tell me what you think. I'll randomly pick a winner SUNDAY, so get your comments in quickly! For anyone leaving an anonymous note, don't forget to leave your email so I can reach you.