We recently finished remodeling the master bathroom in our bedroom, and when we were done my husband felt the color choices of silver, gray and oak were too bland. He happened to be with me when I was shopping at my local Pier 1 Imports store for wall decorations, and he decided we needed to buy a glass vase and fill it with artificial flowers with a lot of color.
The store had silk flowers in vases everywhere, so we had a lot of inspiration. We ended up purchasing large red flowers, and these artificial Dogwood sprays. They are quite large, 35 inches to be exact, but our glass vase was quite tall and substantial as well, so they worked for us. These are a lot more than stems of flowers, they look like small branches to me and the base of the stems are a good 1/4 or more thick.
The Dogwood is a small shrub, and these look like they have just been pruned from a real tree. The colors on ours are pale yellow and white, with a lot of green leaves among them, and when set with the bright red flowers the arrangement is quite striking.
We played around with the flowers in the store, making sure we had the colors and styles we wanted, and when I took this up to the counter already arranged I received compliments from other customers waiting in line to check out! That sure made me feel good about my decision.
When these are in our tall clear vase, filled with pale green and gray colored rocks, they stand upright and don’t bend over at all, they are very sturdy. I have never seen a stem of silk flowers that are as sturdy and realistic looking as these are. Especially beautiful are the contrast between these yellow flowers and my bright red flowers.
The Dogwood are about one fourth the size of the red, so there is a nice variation on size and depth as well. The Pier 1 Imports Artificial Dogwood Sprays are expensive, retailing for $7 each, and we purchased four stems, and four of the red. Our arrangement looks so amazing it was well worth the price spent.