Dried and pressed flowers are the in thing at the moment and come in a large selection of flowers to choose from. Here are six of my favourites.
The beautuful dried Ivory Phalaris which you can also get in Pastel Blue, Pastel Green, and Purple, all £10.50 a bunch from Homewood & Rose.
Commonly known as Canary Grass, Phalaris Canariensis is a large coarse grass with hairless stems and oval flower heads.
My other favourite is Lavender, I have it in drops in a bottle of water to spray onto my ironing. I put drops in my diffuser. I love it in the bath with a bath bomb and they look amazing dried and last a long time.
A great place to buy Lavender from is direct from a Lavender Farm. Lavender World have dried Lavender Bunches from £7.95 and you can buy the oil from them at the same time.
Finally Roses, I mean there is nothing to not like about a Rose. They are by far my favourite in drops for my diffuser and this stunning bunch on Etsy would look lovely in any home for £9.91
Continuing on the greener lifestyle there are other ways you can contribute to living a greener life.
If you are going to take advantage of the outdoors with the slight let down on the lock down then you need to think of the best tableware/disposables for your picnic.
Paper plates might be compost able but bamboo tableware is reusable and ideal for a picnic.
A great site with lots to offer in bamboo are Emilie O’Connor
Emilie O’Connor wrote about bamboo – The Beauty of Bamboo
‘When we destroy something created by man we call it vandalism, but when we destroy something by nature we call it progress” Ed Bedgley Jr summing up the kind of consumerism which has damaged our precious planet.
It is not my idea of progress.
Here at Emilie O’Connor Homestore we love to create. We love designs and beautifully made products but we don’t want to promote the kind of consumerism Ed Bedgley Jr so strikingly highlights. In the shadow of ‘progress’ we have trodden too many heavy footprints with no foresight into the way we step or what we step on. ‘It’s not always what you do, but instead, how you do it. ‘Of course, no manufacturing is without its footprints but we are committed to sustainable home-ware production making that footprint as small, kind and gentle to the earth as possible.