Archive | October 2013

Ideas for floral home décor : Trending this Diwali 2013 – Clear vases

This Diwali as you get ready for festivities, try and include clear vases and fresh flowers in the decorations. Artificial flowers can never compete with fresh flowers in terms of style and elegance.  Getting your home ready for the guests and Diwali parties is definitely a challenge, but flowers when used artistically, add that instant glamour to your house and makes it look both well kept and cared for. There are many ways of using flowers for your home décor and yet most people just take the flowers and dump them in their old styles vases and throw them after just 2 days. Flowers last longer when you change the water everyday , and clear vases just remind you to do that with their transparency.

Let’s have a look at some of the ways to use the flowers as a part of your festive home renovations.

1) Make your house look  uber cool and chic with white lilies in transparent vases.

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2) You can even use old glass bottles/ wine bottles  or old jars to keep your flowers looking fresh and neat. These are easy to do decorations when you are hard pressed for time and have a whole lot of things to throw away during the Diwali cleaning. Its great for window sills and balconies and instantly lighten up your mood as you look out.Image

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3) You can even hang them or use them as wall mounts to pep up your balcony walls.

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6) Wondering what to do with that old drinking glass set? Use them as a mantle piece.

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7) Those old expensive perfume bottles, which you just cant throw, as they were gifts from a loved one. Use them for smaller flowers.

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8) If the glassware is not as clear and looks a little less cheerful for your taste, add sparkle by  using coloured stones/ pebbles. Great for the kids room.

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7) Add some petals or floral buds in the clear vase for a more fragrant and colourful arrangement.

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9) Use lime specially on the dining table to give a tangy freshness to your flowers and mornings. Try old buttons for a more vintage looking flower arrangement.

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10) Wondering what to do with all that colourful old jewellery from your college days which are out of fashion now. Use them in your arrangements to add a dash of colour and class. ( That beer mug is going to be a hit with the guys!!)

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11) Make your Diwali decorations come alive with flower arrangements around your candles. They make excellent centerpieces for the mini gathering at Diwali.

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12)     There is no Diwali without the Rangoli at the entrance and the Pooja room. Make floral rangoli to have a fragrant, prosperous and sparkling Diwali.

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The art of gifting flowers to the love of your life

 

    Its not her Birthday, neither your anniversary, neither is she upset with you nor are you thinking of proposing to her – then why would you get her flowers? It’s not even Valentine’s either. Well – that is the exact point – giving flowers on occasions should not really define your relationship. Get her flowers, show that you are man enough to get her flowers without a reason. She might resent it from outside or say its unnecessary, but there is nothing more romantic than flowers. Surprise her!

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Do’s of gifting flowers to your gal :

1) Get flowers delivered to her office or home to show that she is on your mind. Its one of the most romantic gestures and makes her think of you, when you are not there.

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2) Try to ask her friends or gauge what kind of flowers, she likes. Red roses are just too cliche. Try some different bright colours when gifting flowers when there is no occasion as such. Coral roses, pink roses, white lillies, yellow carnations, orange daisies are ideal.

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3) Surprise her on weekend dates when you are planning to watch movies, go for brunches or just hanging out.

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4) To get the magic back in your married life, get her some flowers for your wife, there is no better way to rekindle that romance and tell her that you still find her more beautiful and attractive with passing years.

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Show her how important she has been to you all her life. Appreciate her with flowers. Its never too late for showing how much you value her. Age is just a number, really!!!

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5) You sometimes don’t need flowers, when you are  already surrounded by flowers. Take her there.

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6) The best way to iron out the differences and say sorry. Even if it wasn’t your fault, so what? She would still forgive you if you get her flowers. Just ensure that you didn’t really cheat on her or did something more horrendous. Well then flowers with diamonds might work ( Sarcasm??)

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7) Remember you might not get a rosy reaction as below from her always, but yes, she will think of you when next time she sees flowers. It gets engraved in the sub- conscious.

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9)The most important thing is you don’t need an occasion.. Just do it. If you are creative yourself, make her a personalized bouquet from the many DIY projects available on the net. She would definitely be impressed.

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Don’ts of flower gifting

1)      Please ensure she is not allergic to some flowers and gets all swollen from the pollen or asthma.

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2) The way you give flowers matters – please don’t throw it in her face or give in a violent gesture like this – no matter how cute the flowers. Please refer to all pics in the “Do’s” section above for a romantic experience.

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3) Also, please don’t act wear matching shirts and that expression – it’s a lot to handle..

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Or wear your own flowers or use them as replacement for cigars. ( It maybe a girl below, but resembles a lot of my guy friends, so I am using this image to demonstrate.)

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Or act too excited or  gay ( happiness gay). We are not homophobic!!!

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4) Please wear your pants while giving flowers. Its important.

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5) Your expression can make or break it, please don’t look creepy. Be cool..

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6) Don’t get her flowers thinking that you can win her back, as she is already packing her bags to leave. It wont work. Consistency, my friend, is important.

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7) Unless you look like Ashton Kutcher, try not to embarrass the girl in front of people. (Not sure if the pic below is a do or don’t) Maybe worth a shot.  Please be careful…

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8) Don’t stalk her and give her flowers, it will back fire and there are anti-stalking helplines. Please dont blame us later that we didnt tell you.

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9) Also, don’t expect miracle because you gave her flowers. The below is an exception – this will only happen in dreams and Disney. So please shave and look good.

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10) Seriously – less expectations!!

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11) Please don’t be a miser and  giver her just one flower, so that you have new excuses to get closer to her . Give her a bunch and some space. (Sarcasm.. get it?) – But seriously – at least a dozen!!

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12) And last but not the least – always order fresh flowers.

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