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Dried and Silk Flowers

Using dried flowers can add a touch of vintage to your table.

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Fresh flowers can get expensive, and no one ever said you had to use fresh blooms if they're going to break your budget. Two other good options are dried or silk flowers instead. Artificial and preserved flowers can look amazing, and at a bargain price, a simple bouquet in a vase will look classy and still leave you some cash when the bills come due. Faux and preserved flowers are seasonal, and you can find bargains if you shop far enough ahead and store your purchases carefully until you need them.

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