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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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Crazy About Cotton

September spells the start of cotton boll season again. For months, we have managed to tide over our customers with the fluffy stuff (with some interruptions now and again) but it’s always lovely to receive a fresh season’s delivery. We’ve been working hard to prime these gorgeous dried seed heads — getting rid of the withered husky exterior that so loves to cling stubbornly to the clouds of white. Then, coaxing each boll into its final shape. It’s a lot to do but it’s something that really shows off the fibre from the calyx. We do adore transforming oohs to wows! :) We completely understand the charm of these little balls of woolly white; they’re really the epitome of versatility....

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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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