We decided to treat ourselves to some fresh flowers a couple of weeks ago from the San Francisco Farmers Market at the ferry building. Have you been there? If you haven't you must. The market is full of fantastic vendors and amazing food trucks. It gets awfully crowded on the weekends, so it's better to go on Tuesday or Thursday where you don't have to fight the crowd.
It's no bargain, mind you. They charge pretty much Whole Foods prices, but the quality is worth it. Especially the flowers.
We ended up buying some cherry blossom branches and tulips because it's such a springy thing to do. By the time we done the bunch costs about $70 and lasted about two weeks.
Which got us to think, who can afford this every week? Sure, fresh flowers are nice but they are expensive and impractical. And what if you need some colors in your house but can't spare a couple of hundred dollars a month?
This is why our house has lots of permanent faux flowers. Now, some people think faux flowers are tacky, but that's because they don't understand how much quality has improved. Like everything else, technology has made better materials available and the standard for faux flowers have improved tremendously. They look quite fantastic.
Here are some very nice, high-end faux flowers that we just brought back from the High Point market:
faux flower arrangements section of our store.