Fresh flower arrangements are the top gift choice for loved ones for many special occasions throughout the year. As a beautiful accent for home décor, the very presence of flowers creates a comforting ambiance that lowers stress levels.
Flowers stimulate our senses in primitive ways that connect us to the beauty and power of nature.
Their perfumed fragrances, velvet petals and graceful shapes and colors can almost take your breath away.
Unfortunately for loved ones with allergies, flowers can literally take their breath away, causing sneezing, congestion and watery eyes. But thanks to high-quality silk flowers, these “permanent botanicals” deliver the look, feel and enjoyment of real floral arrangements.
The History of Silk Flowers
Artificial flowers date back thousands of years to ancient China when cloth was used to craft flower shapes. Efforts to provide realistic flowers in the 1800s were unsuccessful. It wasn’t until the early 1970s that great advances were made in the creation of realistic-looking artificial flowers out of plastics and high-quality synthetic fabrics.
Even though silk flowers are rarely made out of silk, the name reflects the exacting manufacturing process and the extremely high level of creativity involved.
Is It a Real Flower or a Silk Flower?
According to Twinbrook Floral Design in Fairfax, VA, premium-quality silk flowers, or silk florals as they are known, are often mistaken for real ones. “Silk flowers, the kind we sell at our floral shop, are absolutely gorgeous. They are the finest quality and the most realistic ones we’ve seen in all our years in business,” said Store Manager Karen Promisel.
Twinbrook Floral Design has an wide selection of single stem silk flowers and silk flower arrangements of many kinds of flowers including roses, lilies, hydrangeas, orchids, tulips, sunflowers, and daisies to name a few.
It’s not unusual for people to mistake a silk floral arrangement for real flowers and real foliage. It’s a remarkable accomplishment to painstakingly recreate all the fine details and subtle color changes that comprise the flower petals, the stamen, the leaves and the stems—and then do it for every different flower.
Silk flowers are so realistic that Twinbrook Floral Design arranges them in clear vases to show the stems immersed in an equally realistic looking “water.”
Enjoy the Long-lasting Beauty of Silk Flowers
Whether you are gift shopping for a loved one or looking for that perfect silk floral arrangement for your home, we invite you to visit our large showroom in Fairfax, VA any day of the week and explore our wide selection of silk florals and single-stem silk flowers. You’ll be amazed at the realism. We also have a special spray that will ensure every silk flower in your arrangement looks as fabulous as the day you bought it. With proper care, your silk flowers will last indefinitely.
Family owned and operated for over 20 years, Twinbrook Floral Design in Fairfax, VA services Northern Virginia and Washington, DC with award-winning customer service and the finest farm-fresh flowers. We are a premier full-service florist with complete bridal and wedding services and an expansive selection of distinctive floral arrangements for all occasions.