“ Brand: Dunelm Mill „
My home is open plan with the stairs going up in the lounge, the stairs have 2 landings one of which can be seen from the lounge. On this landing I have a nice tall black vase from Dunelm Mill ( previous review) with 3 large stems of artificial flowers in it, I also bought these from Dunelem Mill. One of the flower stems is an orchid.
The Artificial Orchid Spray is available in 2 different colour, green stems with white flowers or black, I personally chose black as it went with the colour scheme in my lounge. The artificial orchid spray cost £1.29 which in my opinion is average for this type of product.
The orchid spray didn't have any sort of packaging at all just a little white price tag tied around the stem that was easily removed. The length of the orchid spray is approximately 82cm's and made from wire covered black plastic, the orchid flowers start 42 cm's up the stem making the spray ideal for tall vases. There are 9 little flower stems coming from the main stem each containing an orchid head with a little black plastic bead in the centre. The main stalk tapers off with 3 little flower buds. When placed in a vase the spray droops over slightly just like a flower stem on a real orchid.
As I mentioned I have this in a tall black vase with 2 other artificial flower stems, to keep them in place I have put some fish tank gravel in the vase and pushed the flower stems into it, the stem on the orchid spray, and the other flower stems too, is strong enough to be able to do this without bending although as its metal covered plastic you can angle the flowers should you wish to.
To keep the flowers clean I just wipe over them with a damp sponge, this removes any dust without making the flowers too wet, I'm not sure what material they are made from but I'm not convinced they would take a good soaking.
I'm really pleased with my artificial orchid spray, it makes a nice statement in my tall vase, although artificial flowers are no substitute for the real thing the orchid flowers are a realistic shape and the petals are textured and when mixed with other artificial flowers or even sparkly twigs they do look very pretty.