About a week before Christmas, I was asked to review a bouquet of 50 Medium Stem Burgundy/Purple Calla Lilies from Flower Muse. My intention was to have the review done, along with a project in time for New Years, because I'm sure many of you entertained company and could have used some beautiful centerpieces for your tables. Unfortunately, I had some stuff come up with family in addition to still unpacking, and it just didn't happen. Then I realized, Valentine's Day is coming up, and people are still have those beautiful Winter weddings, and Spring is only a couple of months away - so this review is still within the perfect time frame of flower buying.
I was given the option of reviewing hydrangeas or calla lilies, and since I like my flowers a little more streamlined and modern looking (I also used mini calla lilies in my wedding bouquet), I thought a bouquet of burgundy callas would really make my new place pop with a little color. I had purchased a medium height circular vase, along with some clear glass vase filler beads, and found some silver ribbon in my craft bin. Shiny beads, silver, and burgundy just screams holidays to me. My intention was to try something similar to the photo pictured that I found on the Beyond Events blog. Since I couldn't find the floating candles in my store, I planned to use ribbon wrapped around the outside and tied in a long elegant bow instead. However, like I said, I just didn't get to the project before the calla lilies lost their freshness.
The flowers were delivered by FedEx, wrapped in sets of ten, and placed strategically in a sturdy box so there wouldn't be too much jostling. I even had to sign for the package which is rare. But, it's nice to know that Flower Muse wants to definitely make sure the flowers were delivered to a person, and not just left on someone's doorstep for who knows how long. Not only does Flower Muse make sure that you are home when your flowers arrive, but they make sure that they are as fresh as possible. The flowers are sourced as "farm direct" meaning that they aren't going through any middle men or warehouses before arriving at your door. You are enjoying your ordered flowers only 4 days after being cut!
"These Schwarzwalder mini-callas are considered purple by some and burgundy, near black by others. Whichever your opinion, if you are looking for a deep and dark natural flower that has a great modern look, this is the variety for you. These "bouquet length" mini-callas are ~14 inches long and are great for both vase arrangements and handheld bouquets." ~ Flower Muse
I have a black thumb, so thankfully they came with care instructions. Just snip off about 1 inch off of the ends, place in room temperature water, and change the water every couple of days to maintain freshness as long as possible. As you can see, the flowers were STUNNING. All but one was in perfect condition upon arrival. The burgundy color was just perfect too. They were so sleek, and even without any added decoration, they made my dining room stand out that much more. They were certainly the biggest eye-catching piece in the entire room.
The fantastic thing about Flower Muse is their huge selection of flowers and color choices. Everything from calla lilies, to orchids, roses, peonies, and so much more. Right now you can check out their Valentine's Day selection - tulips, roses, orchids, calla lilies, and hydrangeas in various varieties an colors. I have to say, my favorites are the lavender roses, calla lilies, and purple parrot tulips. (Can you tell that purple is my favorite color yet?) Not really into Valentine's Day? No problem! They have a vast selection of wedding flowers available too - everything from packages, to bridal bouquets, to center pieces.
Make sure you take the time to check out Flower Muse online. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and Tumbler. Flower Muse also has some great DIY tips too that you should check out if you're looking into adding fresh cut flowers into your room decor.
*I received the above mentioned product from Flower Muse free of charge in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine. See Disclosure Policy.
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