I've always been reticent about displaying artificial plants, as I adore fresh flowers and which are always on prominent display throughout our home. That said, while browsing through Overstock, I came across their Mixed Peony wreath. At first glance the flowers appeared completely real. Ever the skeptic, I quickly decided this illusion was due more to a photographer's skill than product quality. Overstock has this maddening (magical?) way of luring you back to previously viewed items. (How do they do that?) So for weeks I kept returning to the Mixed Peony wreath, each time moved by their beauty, each time talking myself out of purchasing them. They were, after all, (shudder) FAKE (gasp). One day while searching for glass vases, I came across Overstock's "Mixed Silk Peony Arrangement with Glass Vase". Like its predecessor (the Mixed Peony wreath), these photos were absolutely spectacular. Intrigued, I did a quick search for "Mixed Peony" and discovered Overstock sold a host of matching pieces, each a visual delight. These arrangements seemed a perfect match to both the décor and color scheme of our family room. I was completely and totally hooked. In November, after weeks of looking, I tossed caution to the wind and purchased one of every Mixed Peony item Overstock offered. -Item #: 11765220 - Mixed Peony 24-inch Wreath- -Item #: 11765209 - Mixed Silk Peony Arrangement with Glass Vase- -Item #: 11765210 - Peony Silk Flower Centerpiece Arrangement- In January I purchased Overstock's newest edition Mixed Peony Bouquet - Item#: 12418632 - Silk Peony Flower Arrangement- I have not regretted any of my Mixed Peony purchases. The flowers are amazingly lifelike and stunningly beautiful. The colors are vivid and rich. Interestingly, these arrangements are so real looking that they actually compliment the live plants and flowers in the house. Any and all of these items are delightful and wonderfully wise investments. So buy one already! What are you waiting for?!
I just moved and purchased a formal DR set that needed some style. I wanted an elegant floral centerpiece that is low and long on the table. This covers the center of the table beautifully. We had our first dinner party last week and it was a hit with guests. The only concern I have is about the metal wire that can snag the table or tablecloth. I placed it on a table runner and then added some felt adhesive and the problem is solved. The color of the flowers are neutral and coordinates well in the rooms (DR is open to LR). Another hit from O.Co
Always the hardest person to buy for, my 86 year old mother-in-law, who has 5 children always struggling for a Mothers Day idea, absolutely LOVED the arrangement. I thought she'd set it on the dining table, or the screened porch table; however, the chose to hang it on the front door, and it is beautiful. The colors are vivid, the look is very real.
Cheap looking and sparce flowers are worth about half of what this costs. It is only about 24" x 6" x 6".. Flowers are attached to a heavy, metal wire base that can't be used alone so you will have to put fabric or something around it to dress it up. Pass.
I ordered this although I already had an aesthetically pleasing, hi-end arrangement for my dinnertable. However, it was just too tall to invite cross table conversations when I entertained at a formal dinnerparty, and had to be removed before the guests were seated. This left the table needing something to give it color. This centerpiece is the answer. It is not three feet long as advertised in some offerings--just over two feet--but it is not sparsely embellished, and is very colorful. I have other silk peonies, and this is the best. Also, the green hydrangea are quite realistic. Most of all, it is a very low profile piece, so there is no reason to remove it from the table when guests are attempting to converse across the board. It arrived quickly and in excellent condition. If my function were scheduled for this afternoon, the centerpiece would already be in place. It would be equally suitable for a coffee table arrangement, as it is small enough in scale not to overwhelm its surroundings.
I bought this for my dining room table. I wanted something low that would allow for ease of conversation. The arrangement is so lovely and realistic that, although I tend to use live flowers for dinner parties, I kept these on the table for my latest gathering. Everyone loved them. Note: I bought matching wreaths and flower arrangements for a bedroom, hallway and door. Simply lovely!
This is a delightful arrangement. I'd say I'm "picky" about my faux flowers... they must look natural. I think this one does! The colors are muted, not fake-plastic looking. They're silk. The base is wire, and well-hidden. This is a very sturdy arrangement. Mine measures 30 inches wide. I didn't lay it flat on my mantel, I tilted the bottom up slightly against the stone wall that supports my mantel, so as to really see all the color.