Silk flowers can really add to the atmosphere along with any fresh flowers you’ve just gotten.
Silk flowers are so life-like you can surely be fooled to think they are real. They are flowers that will never die – You never have to water silk flowers – and although they may be missing the scent of fresh flowers – You can actually give them a light spray every now and then with your favorite flower fragrance to mimic the lovely smell.
The history of silk flowers and clothing can stem way back to the 27th century BC with the Chinese creating these silk goods.
Around the time of 1254 – 1324, Marco Polo had brought back the art crafts and the Italians started making silk flowers, which then spread to France where the French improved the quality of both flowers and fabrics. And by the late 18th century, French silk flowers were exported to England. In the 19th century English immigrants took silk flowers to the New World.
There was a Parisian flower company that had its offices both in the United States and France. They started supplying silk wedding flowers and other silk floral arrangements. And by the 1920’s, when flowers were out of season, florists started to replace and sell silk flowers arranged in vases.
Then in between the 1920’s and 1930’s, decorative ornaments made of silk along with silk fruits and vegetables in the Italian della Robbia style became popular. By the 1970’s, you could get silk flowers made at lower prices from Taiwan. And today, many of the silk flowers, plants, fruits and trees are being imported from China and Thailand.
Many people who are artistically inclined like to make their own silk flowers as a hobby and for enjoyment. It’s truly miraculous how one can create such magic with silk turning it into something so beautiful and so real looking.
There are many benefits that can be gained by using silk flowers. They are definitely a beautiful way to boost the creative look of your home. While both silk flowers and traditional arrangements offer beauty and festivity, only silk flower arrangements are economical and long lasting – for a one-time price, whether making them on your own or buying them, they will last forever.