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Gifts for No Reason At All!

Aren't they just the best? Maybe it's the surprise and how it catches you unexpectedly. Perhaps it's knowing that someone is thinking of you even though they might be all tied up with work and life. Whatever the reason might be, receiving these "just because" presents easily puts smiles on faces and uplifts the lowest moods. There's a time and place for grand gestures, of course, but we've also crafted lots of little floral gifts that pack a punch in the "thinking of you" department but is very easy on the wallet. We have vases of mini dried flowers, for example, using sprigs of eucalyptus, lavender, baby's breath, caspia, statice and cereal that'll look great on office desks. There are also kraft-paper...

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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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Being Your Valentine

It is coming. We are still celebrating Chinese New Year – but Valentine’s is waiting for you at the end of it: the question! THE QUESTION! What do I give her for Valentine’s? What should it be? What that is not the usual run of the mill $100,000 diamond and sapphire bracelet with a Ferrari dressed with whipped cream on top? I mean - don’t let me stop you if absolutely you must – the consequences are between you and your bankt. So downsizing to a toy car (symbol of a promise) and a Swavowsky glass – pardon me! – “crystal”-ware to dangle from her wrist could be a serious option – I am kidding. Or not!  The problem lovers...

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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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