Fresh flowers - sure they are pretty and smell nice, but they don't last near long enough and not to mention they are expensive. What if you had a bouquet that lasted forever, was easy to store and didn't need a drop of water or a single ray of sunshine? Let me introduce you to the book/bouquet called Paper Blossoms: A Book of Beautiful Bouquets for the Table by Ray Marshall.
I thought pop up books were just for my daughter, boy was I wrong. Paper Blossoms has 5 amazing pop-up bouquets in an array of styles, colors and themes. Serving sushi for dinner, why not open up to page Lotus Water Garden? Hosting a baby shower, open up to page Springtime Bouquet. Next Valentines day (and the one after that and the one after that and the one after that - remember these paper flowers don't die) open up to page Garland of Roses to show your sweetie how much you love them. A Tropical Arrangement is probably my favorite in the book and would look great sitting on the coffee table in my Florida Room. All of the arrangements are lovely and every bit as classy as real flowers.
If 3D oragami floral centerpieces sound up your table setting alley then this is your lucky day! Leave me a comment about your experiences with floral decorating and you could win a copy of Paper Blossoms by Ray Marshall. You may not have any flower experience and that is exactly why you need this book, but you might be like me and have won a contest as a child by making an arrangement in an apple called 'Teacher's Pet'. Either way lemme know sometime in the next week and this book could be yours!