Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Artificial Palm Trees - Options For Home Decor

Artificial trees are becoming a popular choice among people and there are many reasons why a homeowner might choose an artificial tree, especially, if they are living in a cold environment or places with lack of sunlight. These trees can be an exciting and fun decoration to have either for a party or for a holiday season. They add a splash of joy to your décor and sometimes can also be used as an alternative for Christmas trees or merely to add a tropical flavor and sunny ambiance to your party. Artificial palm trees can be a unique way to add character to any event or season and the best part about these trees is that they require a minimal maintenance and a simple dusting or a wipe with a damp cloth would keep them looking new and attractive for the years to come. 

As mentioned earlier, there are various benefits that are related with artificial palm trees. When compared with other types of artificial plants, these trees are quite unique and different and add a tropical or sunny flair in the coldest Midwestern winters. Moreover, they are multi-purpose as whether you are planning to decorate a restaurant or a bar, they can be the most pleasing options. These plants are available in different varieties in terms of shape, size and color. Since not everyone have sufficient place to keep the tall artificial palm trees in their house, they are also available as cycas palm, bamboo stick, Chinese fountain and other different types that can be used as small decoration plants in the house. 

Silk palm trees are available in different price range and therefore before choosing these plants for your house, it is recommended to check different stores for the prices of different available varieties. Online stores can be one of the best options to purchase these plants as these stores sell products at almost half the cost of the original.

Friday, October 19, 2012

October Giveaway

We are giving away a beautiful fall arrangement Valued at $219.99 to one lucky winner. To enter all you have to do is leave a short comment on our website telling us about your favorite thing about decorating for fall. On November 1st 2012 we will have a random drawing for the silk arrangement listed below. We are giving away an arrangement that is absolutely stunning and will make a great centerpiece for the holidays.

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Artificial calla lily, feather and grass arrangement in ceramic container. great in a library/study room with its rich coco tones. 29"height x 17"width x 18"length colors: burgundy / olive. Retails for $219.99

Entries will be numbered in the order they come in and must have a valid email address in order for us to contact you in the case your are the winner. For facebook likes we will contact you via facebook to let you know if you've won. We will then ship the arrangement to the address you specify as long as it is in the lower 48 United States.

NOTE: Shipping addresses to lower 48 United States only are eligible for this giveaway.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

How Silk Plants Got Their Name

Have you ever wondered why the artificial versions of real plants got the name "silk plants" when they aren't even made from silk? Many of the historical names of products have stuck over the years even though the material used to manufacture them has changed.

Silk plants originally were made from silk material and many factories were producing them at a slow rate. As the plants became more popular in the home decor market, the manufacturers wanted to find a less expensive and more practical way to make these types of plants without sacrificing quality and realism. They found that polyester worked well for the leaves and if they silk screened the details on the fabric they could make the leaves look more realistic than their silk counterparts. Most silk plants are made from this material rather than silk because of the lower cost and more detail that can be added to the look. The "silk plants" name just stuck and with new technology the artificial plants and flowers are looking more lifelike than ever before.

Many artificial trees and plants are still using real wooden trunks and stems to give them the most authentic look possible. Real coconut bark is used on many artificial palm trees to cover up any plastic parts that are used in the plant. On some of the silk banana trees real banana bark is used on some of the higher quality trees to cover the trunk to give it not only a realistic look but also a realistic feel also. Wire is infused in most stems to give you the ability to shape the trees and plants to your liking and also adds to the durability of the plant.

Next time you hear the term "silk plants", you can remember that at one time they were made from silk but now they are made mostly from a silk screened polyester.