Wednesday, April 11, 2012

bad reputation

When I saw this picture, I pinned it. Why? Because it's gorgeous


But when I clicked through the picture, I learned it was a bunch of...CARNATIONS

Wait. What? Carnations? You mean women's most hated flower? 

Yes. 

So then I searched for more carnations, and was blown away. I actually fell in love with this cheap, accesible flower. 

I mean, look at these arrangements. Carnations have had a bad reputation because they are easy to find, and are super cheap. Well, I'm officially starting the petition to get their reputation back on track and give them a credible spot in the flower shop! 





Join me? 

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18 comments:

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

I so so agree. Love them! Especially in white for a wedding. I should've done that!

Landi {The Lifestyle Guide} said...

Couldn't agree more -- I think they're simply lovely! Especially all the colors!!

christin said...

i think it all goes back to styling. if they're styled well no one would ever know!

Lisa // Elembee, Etc said...

I love them — they're actually my sorority's flower! So I've received them on happy occasions and will always associate them with that.

Caitlin C. said...

These are gorgeous! Who knew carnations could look that amazing?!

Viviana said...

You're SO right! These arrangements are all beautiful. They don't deserve the bad rep.

Sheri Ann {Sprinkles and Style} said...

Carnations are my sorority's flower so I love them! They last for a very long time too - another reason they're so great!

Georgina Si said...

These arrangements are so lovely - it's nice to see such an affordable variety for a change!

Hannah said...

OMG I would have literally never guessed. The first picture is so do-able and since carnations are so affordable, it makes it even more fun to attempt :)

Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

The Now said...

haha...you are right! They do have a bad rep but the pics you found are stunning!! That purple arrangement is soooo pretty!!! Well they all are!! xox Elizabeth

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

whaa! That's amazing. Such a chic take on such a blah flower!

cherylpisha said...

Love the pictures! Carnations here I come. :)

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

Love a big ball of carnations!

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

Oh I love those soft pink beauties!

SHF said...

I would have never guessed that some of those gorgeous arrangements are made up of carnations!

SHF
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Kimmie @ Sugar and Dots said...

These photos are great! I'm new here... browsing around and decided to comment instead of lurk. :) I LOVE the look and feel of your blog so far- off to check out some more! Happy week, sugar! xo

Taylor said...

who knew they could be so gorgeous!!??

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Sadie + Stella said...

Carnation orbs are it for me for sprucing up any soiree's table. I am all over it!