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Trend Alert - Wine-Coloured Flowers

So, we’ve decided to bring you trend alerts from time to time regarding all things in the flower world: from bang on season colours and textures, of-the-moment blooms and hot styles gracing the tables of the swankiest hosts and hostesses. Yes, we do feel a little guilty categorising some things as hot which presumably means that some are not. After all, we work in an industry where there is beauty in almost everything. However, these trends are just that: trends. They come and go. So whilst we will always be interested in new hybrids and colours, new materials and new ideas, we, like most other people, will have our own firm favourites and there’s nothing old-fashioned about that! And, so, enough...

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Preserved Flowers Q&A

Here's a little Q&A with Dawn on preserved flora, drying techniques and what makes our product a little different from the rest of the pack. All are questions that we've had from customers over the months. Enjoy! Michael: What’s the difference between “dried and “preserved” flowers? Dawn: That’s a great question! The term “dried flowers” refer to almost everything you see on the market. Most florists have a practical side to drying flowers. It is a good way to use overbloomed specimens destined for the bin by simply turning them upside down to prevent the further drooping of the flower head and waiting for the materials to turn crisp and dry. Here at Confetti, we procure our flowers for the...

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Fresh or artificial? The ramblings of a puzzled man…

Lately, a still unmarried man walked in and asked if we could preserve the bridal bouquet after his wedding? What he meant to have was a lasting memorial of his forthcoming marriage. The preservation of the bridal bouquet is a bit of a mummification job – I heard the Japanese are good at this. But then again, the Japanese also put a blue potato in an expensive wrapper as a gift for a friend. The man talking to me had obviously never considered the custom of tossing the bridal bouquet into the crowd of the unmarried maidens – who catches it would be married next.  Actually, it is a bit surprising to think of the Japanese preserving bouquets. Their culture...

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Getting Ready for Chinese New Year

Christmas and New Year is already a matter of the past. It is 2017 and a not-at-all “trumped” up feeling of foreboding. We all feel it — the economy could be doing better. The writer of this has to confess that this had been niggling from underneath for quite a while.  My wife has gone out of her way not to make me feel like this but I wasn’t at my best with her, and she especially didn’t deserve this. After all it is our motto to “make someone happy”.  So everybody tunes up for Chinese New Year as the beginning for a hopefully successful business year despite the forebodings. Business will pick up — it’s the year of the...

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