Have you seen how beautiful these flowers are?? I love the boldness of colourful flowers – Being brave enough to put red, yellow and orange together in a bouquet is just brilliant. Since I started making sugar flowers about 14 years ago (OMG!) I have become so much more interested in how flowers are formed and definitely more interested in the skill of arranging them together in a bouquet.
FloraQueen approached me a couple of weeks ago and asked if I would be willing to accept some flowers and give feedback on them. Erm yes please! I was hosting our WI’s committee meeting that night – Perfect to have some fresh flowers on show! How very Home Fires 😉
FloraQueen are an internet ordering service – you place an order for the bouquet that you want and it gets distributed from a nearby registered florist. Our florist was Fiesta Flowers, a couple of streets away.
I asked for a bright arrangement – The Burst of Colour arrangement seems just up my street. I’ve finally admitted I’ll never be a pink carnation/chrysanthemum type of girl. I like my flowers to have some personality! At £33 these are a reasonable price for a substantial bouquet – I can imagine a group of workmates or friends clubbing together for such a bouquet. The picture looked like this …
Now I will admit that the flowers I received are a little different – its mainly the yellow of the roses. I have been really pleased with them though. The first thing we all noticed was how sparkly they are – I loved the addition of glitter which really set of the red roses (Those roses are spectacular up close by the way!) I’m not sure about the blue butterfly (but Tara loves it so hey!). They do feel a really substantial bunch of flowers – All my visitors agreed that they would be pleased to receive a bouquet like this.
One week on .. there’s no point in reviewing a bouquet of flowers if we don’t talk about how they last. Well, we have added to the greenery (It’s my mum, she can’t help herself and is always snipping away at the bushes outside). We are so impressed with how they have lasted – the red roses look barely any different – The yellow roses are looking a little tired but after a week in a warm lounge this is only to be expected. The white alstroemeria have opened, adding a splash of white which makes the bouquet look completely different. Everyone who saw the flowers last week and again this week, has been shocked by how well they have lasted.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post – Red Vase = Model’s Own 😉