Some of you might remember a previous mention of Anemone Paper Flowers here on the blog. I discovered them when up in Spokane for Thanksgiving, but since they were closed then I vowed to return when I was up that way next. Naturally when I was there last month I stopped by to see what they're up to...
As it turns out they'd since moved and instead of being in a stand-alone retail location now have a kiosk in the downtown mall.
I have to admit at first I was a little saddened by this development, but as I chatted with the sweet gal manning the store (so sad I've forgotten her name) I realized just how smart a move this was for them.
Now instead of just people "in the know" seeking them out they've got a whole entire group walking by and discovering them, Smart!
I was told they're just starting to get into making succulents.
And next up are Tillandsia...I can hear my husband making some sarcastic remark at that idea. He already thinks Tillandsia are basically all nearly dead. What's deader than a Tillandsia? A paper Tillandsia. Poo on him...I think it's a fabulous idea!
While they still offer classes and custom work, the new kiosk allows the opportunity for spur-of-the-moment purchases. People can be strolling by (a couple on the way to dinner...) and select a stem or an arrangement.
And I'd be remiss not to acknowledge how blurry my photos are. I was in a bit of a hurry as it was my dad's birthday and he and my mom were waiting on me...dinner and drinks were calling!
I've dabbled in the making of paper flowers (shared here and here) but these are so beyond what I've got the patience for...
These wrist corsages (on the driftwood) are such a fabulous idea.
If you're on Instagram you really should be following them (@apaperflowers) and I have to admit to being rather proud that a paper florist in my hometown is so bad ass!
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What I love about these is that they are both frankly fake and beautiful. I hate faux polyester flowers and (true confession) even dear friends have gone down a notch in my eyes for using them. But these are a bright, non-apologetic stand-in for the real thing. Bravo!ReplyDelete
And that is exactly why I love paper flowers Jane. They aren't trying to be real...they are unabashedly fake. I too have a major issue with those "silk" numbers.Delete
The detail is amazing! Such fun creations. Spokane - who knew?ReplyDelete
Spokane...the next Seattle, or Portland...Delete
So glad that you found them! I have purchased from them since they first opened their store. They are definitely one of a kind.ReplyDelete
Indeed they are!Delete
I agree that the mall kiosk is good positioning. I bet they'll sell well for Mother's Day.ReplyDelete
I bet you're right. Had I not already purchased my Mother's day gifts...Delete
These paper flowers really are amazingly well-done and beautiful. I may have to sign up or instagram just to follow them.ReplyDelete
You should Evan, there really are a lot of great things (and people) on Instagram!Delete
Ooooh. I'll have to follow them on instagram, too. The pink dahlia is very cool.ReplyDelete
I'm inspired to try making faux flowers - I've been looking into origami methods and felt/crochet cacti. The study in my house is too dark for the real thing and I'd like to get some succulents in there somehow.
(Also I really want a vase of billy buttons and our state quarantine restrictions mean I can't buy some off Etsy or similar... Design*Sponge had a tutorial for making faux versions with felted wool balls, which is tempting me.)
Can you get seeds in? (of the billy buttons?) I hope you do try making some, you're so talented I bet you'll master it in no time and start making up your own, original, designs. Of course you'll post about them on your blog...I hope...Delete
I've tried to grow craspedia seeds twice but struck out both times. Might be worth another shot though! And I'll see what I can do for sharing a tutorial, thanks for the vote of confidence.Delete
These are great, especially the ones that don't try to mimic real flowers. The big purple one (well, I guess it looks something like a Clematis, but you know what I mean). For some reason, announcements of your posts are no longer coming to my inbox. I just tried to re-up and it tells me my email is invalid. Anyway, if my commenting has become spotty, that's why.ReplyDelete
Sorry about that Ricki...I wish I knew how to fix it.Delete