Decorating with Eucalyptus Year-Round – Faux Eucalyptus Stems.
I love eucalyptus.
I love decorating with eucalyptus.
I love the grayish-green colors of the leaves.
I love the roundish shape of the leaves.
I love that you can find long stems. And I love that you can cut those stems short.
I love that it looks amazing all on its own.
I love how it works great as an accent for my other (faux) foliage. Giving those silk roses and hydrangeas a little somethin soemthin.
What I don’t love? The short time frame you can find fresh eucalyptus at the store (and when I say store I mean grocery store because that’s the only place I buy fresh flowers and foliage.)
Why is that?
Why has eucalyptus been designated as a fall and winter only foliage?
Is it only grown seasonally? And, for that matter, is there really a eucalyptus season? I can get strawberries year-round … but not eucalyptus?
Are they (and by they I mean the grocery stores) telling me that I shouldn’t decorate with eucalyptus year-round?
That I can only decorate with it during the fall and winter holidays?
And since when do I abide by decorating rules …
especially when those rules are dictated by a giant chain grocery store?!?
So I found a work around so that I can decorate with my beloved green-grayish eucalyptus year-round.
That’s right. Faux.
I know. I know. When I first started this blog I swore up and down and backwards and forwards that I would eradicate the faux flowers and plants from my home.
But I just can’t! I’ve fallen back on my old ways. And now I sit here surround by faux.
But it makes me happy … so I suppose that’s what matters most. Right?
And if you (like me) just can’t resist the siren song of the faux flora and fauna, here are the sources for my faux eucalyptus stems and sprigs …
Click here for long, silver dollar eucalyptus stems, 24″
Click here for small silver dollar eucalyptus sprigs with faux buds, 11.8“
Click her for flocked artificial eucalyptus spray, 16″
*includes some affiliate links.
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Julie Briones says
What a lovely post! I am VERY partial to eucalyptus… definitely my greenery of choice! Hope we get to see you at TTA this week, Linda!
Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says
Love all your beautiful vignettes. I am really enjoying eucalyptus too, such a pretty soft gray green color.
Anita Holland says
LOVE Your decor.
Katarina - Sukhirugs.com says
Who cares about the rules when that gentle green nuance of eucalyptus looks so incredibly beautiful in your home. It adds a touch of elegance and makes every corner look so bright and fresh. How could anyone resist that? 🙂
Debra Oliver says
I hadn’t used Eucalyptus until this Fall when I found some really pretty faux stems in Fall colors at my floral supply store. I think they’re beautiful all by themselves. and good for you seeing that faux flowers and stems are now much more realistic than florals several years ago. thanks so much for linking up to the party!
Kim @Serving Up Southern says
I love how you decorated all around with eucalyptus! The spaces throughout your home are so pretty. And your choice of faux greens are lovely. They look like the real deal! You are one of my features this week at Homestyle Gathering this week. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for your kinds words and the feature!!! 🙂 Linda
Those stems look really nice. And I really like the examples of the poor you gave too