Mother’s do so much for us as children. Unfortunately, it isn’t until we become parents ourselves that we can fully appreciate the efforts and sacrifices they’ve made. Although now pretty commercial Mother’s Day is still a good way to acknowledge and show appreciation for everything our Mother’s do. Let’s face it when else does it happen. Many need a little push in the right direction. Singling out a reminder day to acknowledge mums year-round efforts can be a step in the right direction in making mums feel appreciated.
A Stunning Display of Appreciation
Flowers are one of the most popular ways to show someone that you care. They are NOT just for Mother’s Day or any other celebration. My mum is used to me turning up at the house with the kids and a lovely bouquet of flowers throughout the year. What better way to surprise our mums then with a stunning bouquet of great quality flowers, a gift that will touch anyone’s heart.
Remembering Mum’s that have Passed
Mother’s Day can be hard for those that have lost a Mother yet a lovely way to remember them is to buy a bouquet of flowers in their memory. Celebrating their lives is a nicer more positive way to deal with the loss.
Quality Speaks for Itself
You can buy flowers from almost anywhere. I have noticed that quality really does vary greatly depending on where you buy them. The flowers from supermarkets quite often don’t seem to be up to par compared to some online flower retailers. It’s hardly surprising. Supermarket flowers, for example, sit in a store and maybe handled numerous times. They are kept in a warm environment which promotes deterioration at a faster rate.
How To Prolong the Life of Your Flowers
Let’s face it, if we are spending a fair amount to impress with an amazing bouquet of flowers we want them to last as long as possible. It’s good to know there are ways to extend the life of your flowers:
When your delivery arrives remove lower leaves from the stems.
Trim stems at a 45 degree angle before placing in a vase.
Do the same every 2 days to ensure they absorb plenty of water.
Top up the vase with fresh water daily.
Use the flower feed provided for increased longevity.
Avoid placing flowers in direct sunlight.
Those from good online florists, however, are kept in cool environments and are only handled when they are combined to create gorgeous masterpieces. Some like those from https://www.hauteflorist.co.uk/ are at home in any expensive London home or apartment. Their flowers are ideal to treat someone to a gift that is truly special.
When ordering flowers there are additional options that can be included. You can by all means just purchase the flowers (there are different size options). Additions such as a vase, a teddy and even chocolates can be included should you wish to bulk up your gift that bit more.
What did I Think?
I was sent the Antique Elegance bouquet for the purpose of this post. When initially given the link to the ones I was to be sent I was in awe. The arrangement is timeless with a good mix of colour and texture. The flowers arrive in perfect condition. Packaging and presentation are spot on indicating a luxury item not just your run of the mill flowers from just any company. The pricing is good in regards to flower quality and quantity. The flowers have been expertly combined to allow for a good assortment that complement each other beautifully.
The flower selection includes pink Bouvardia, Antique Carnations, Memory Lane Roses, Avalanche Roses, Calla Lilies with Eucalyptus which is not only a trendy addition but also ties together the colours of the flowers and adds volume and texture.
Want to Win An Antique Elegance Bouquet?
Enter to win for yourself, a loved one, you choose. The competition is super easy to enter. All entrants need to do is follow both myself and Haute Florist on twitter (links in the competition tweet).
Win A Large Hand-tied Antique Elegance Bouquet from Haute Florists worth £45.
Information and T’s & C’s:
Haute Florists have kindly offered one stunning bouquet to an extremely lucky Melanie’s Fab Finds reader.
Entrants must be 18 years +
There is 1 bouquet to be won.
UK entry only.
The winner must be following @hauteflorist and @MelanieMse and must have retweeted the competition tweet.
The prize will be delivered to the winner within approximately 30 days of confirmation of delivery address. Normally this is much sooner.
There is no cash alternative to prizes which are subject to availability, non-transferable, non-negotiable and non-refundable. Prizes may not be sold, offered for sale or used in connection with any other competition or promotion by the prize winner.
The winners’ twitter name will be announced when drawn. By entering this competition you are agreeing to give permission for this.
The competition will close on the 17th March at midnight.
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Disclaimer: I was sent this fabulously gorgeous floral masterpiece in exchange for a competition and you know me I love to spread the love. All opinions are my own.