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Shida Preserved Flowers Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor

February 28, 2020
Agatha Bouquet - Shida Preserved Flowers - 100% biodegradeable Sustainable floral home decor
AD: I received the Agatha Bouquet from Shida Preserved Flowers for the purposes of styling and showing how beautiful their longlasting flowers are in the home. 

With our adoration of all things nature-inspired ever on the increase, I thought I’d introduce you to Shida Preserved Flowers. Not only are these naturally preserved flowers and foliage exquisite in every way, but they also provide you with long-lasting decor that is sustainable and longlasting. You might even be tempted to ditch the fresh/faux flowers all together!

Shida Preserved Flowers Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor

Shida Preserved Flowers Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor - hydrangea flowers and foliage preserved Agatha Bouquet - Shida Preserved Flowers in AYTM Globe Flower Pot - Amara  &  A Simple Mess Lunel Butterfly Ornament - Amara Living
Agatha Bouquet – Shida Preserved Flowers in AYTM Globe Flower Pot – Amara & A Simple Mess Lunel Butterfly Ornament – Amara Living

Shida Preserved Flowers was launched in 2018 by florist and founder Katherine Whitchurch. Turning her adoration of flowers and foliage into long-lasting, sustainable natural decor that offers a breath of fresh air when it comes to our homes.

From single stems to bouquets, Katherine has sourced the most beautiful flowers and foliage. She even offers a bespoke service if you’re looking for something more personalised.

Shida Preserved Flowers Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor | bouquet of preserved flowers using banks protea and eucalpytus
Current inspiration comes from Australian native flower arrangements with statement banksia, protea and eucalyptus.

Preserved flowers are real plants, expertly grown and harvested at their peak. A special preservation treatment replaces the sap with 100% plant-based glycerine and dyes. The cell structure of the plants is maintained, leaving them feeling soft and naturally beautiful. 

Shida Preserved Flowers

100% Biodegradeable – Shida Preserved Flowers

Shida Preserved Flowers Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor | hand tied bouquet of preserved flowers
Shida’s Preserved Flowers bouquets are delivered hand-tied, beautifully wrapped in Shida designed paper and ready for you to place in your favourite vase. Even their boxes are FSC® certified and 100% recyclable.

We have always had a love affair with nature-inspired design for our homes and even more so in recent years. In particular with faux flowers and plants. But when you take a step back you have to question at what cost to our environment. Especially when it comes to disposing of them. One of the key elements that make Shida’s Preserved Flowers more favourable when it comes to introducing natural decor is that they’re 100% biodegradable and therefore a better alternative when it comes to our environment.

Shida Preserved Flowers Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor | preserved flower wreath

Shida flowers are harvested at the peak of their natural beauty. Each bloom is perfectly preserved to feel soft and retain their beautiful, freshly-cut appearance.

Shida Preserved Flowers

Shida Preserved Flowers Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor| Handtied bouquet of preserved hydrangea and foliage
Agatha Handtie Bouquet – Shida Preserved Flowers | Luxurious, large purple petals make this Shida’s favourite hydrangea. Beautifully complemented with greenery, berries and scabiosa stellata. Perfectly preserved for you to enjoy for up to a year.

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Shida Preserved Flowers Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor | Handtied bouquet Endless summer preserved flowers
Endless Summer – Shida Preserved Flowers

Our carbon footprint is something that we tend to forget when buying for our homes or ourselves for that matter, myself included. So it’s good to remind ourselves from time to time so that we can make sure we are doing our bit for our environment. The waste and transportation costs alone are mindboggling for fresh cut-flowers and I can’t even begin to imagine how much damage faux might be doing to our environment.

It’s good to know that Shida’s preserved flowers provide longevity with a year or more’s worth of enjoyment. This not only helps to reduce waste and transportation but when they do reach their end of life, they’re 100% biodegradable too.

Maintenance Free – Shida Preserved Flowers

Shida Preserved Flowers Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor | Agatha bouquet preserved flowers in our garden room
Agatha Bouquet looking fabulous in our Forbidden Bloom garden room.

Fresh flowers may be perceived as a luxury when it comes to our homes and there’s a tendency to only buy them for key events, such as valentines, mothers day and other personable dates such as birthdays and anniversaries.

Shida Preserved Flowers Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor | easy to care for Agatha bouquet displayed on a shelf. Hydrangea and foliage preserved flowers

For me, flowers will always be my first love. Having lived and breathed everything floral over 15 years when I studied, trained and owned my own florist, flowers have a special place in my heart. I always have them in my home and adore how they mark the changes in seasons.

Shida Preserved Flowers Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor | The Betsy bouquet easy to care for preserved flowers
The Betsy – Shida Preserved Flowers

That said, they only offer you a mere glimpse of their beauty before they fade and you end up having to replace them. For some, their need for freshwater, cutting off stems, mindfulness of children and pets etc., can be less than appealing.

Opting for preserved flowers allows you to embrace these natural blooms and foliages without the hard work. Perfect for those of you that lead busy lives or for those that prefer to sit back and enjoy their floral displays.

Shida Preserved Flowers Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor | Bouquet of preserved flowers that are easy to care for and last a year or more

The only care these flowers require are a little dusting by way of a hairdryer set on low and that’s it.

Money Saved!

Shida Preserved Flowers Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor | Agatha bouquet of preserved hydrangea flowers and foliage last up to a year. Displayed in AYTM Globe Flower Pot - Amara  &  A Simple Mess Lunel Butterfly Ornament - Amara Living
Agatha Bouquet – Shida Preserved Flowers in AYTM Globe Flower Pot – Amara & A Simple Mess Lunel Butterfly Ornament – Amara Living

Ok, this will probably only apply if you regularly spend on fresh flowers, but I’ve included it as I know I can spend at least £50 a month on replacing fading blooms. Opting for preserved flowers such as Shida’s will ultimately save you money in the long run. For one, you’ll be buying less as they have a year (if not more) lifespan. I’m planning on buying another bouquet and a few single stems and then mix them up to create different displays as and when I feel the need for a change.

No Restrictions

Shida Preserved Flowers Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor | Agatha bouquet - preserved hydrangea and foliage bouquet displayed in a hanging basket

With no water to worry about, there are literally no restrictions as to where and how you display Shida’s preserved flowers. You might even want to consider changing up your faux/real plants and hang them around your home as they’re lightweight too!

Bouquets To Stems

Shida Preserved Flowers Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor

The great thing with a bouquet is you can break down the stems to create individual displays. Whether you display them together or dot them around the home is entirely down to you. And because Shida’s flowers last a year or longer, you can play around with them to your heart’s content!

Shida Preserved Flowers Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor

Shida Preserved Flowers No Matter What Your Style or Decor

Shida Preserved Flowers Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor | Agatha bouquet of preserved hydrangea and foliage. Last up to a year with no water needed. Displayed in AYTM Globe Flower Pot - Amara  &  A Simple Mess Lunel Butterfly Ornament - Amara Living
Hydrangea, with petals as soft and delicate as they were in full bloom. Shida’s preserved flowers allow you to enjoy fresh looking flowers that last up to a whole year or more..

Each of Shida’s bouquets is open to interpretation. From the vessel, you decide to use, to the whereabouts in your home you’d like to display them. You’re not restricted to watertight containers, so you can really experiment as to what you use and where.

Shida Preserved Flowers Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor | perfect gift of flowers that last up to a year or more. No water necessary and value for money. Agatha Bouquet displayed here in ceramic face planter from Den & Now
Ceramic Face Planter from Den & Now adds a different look and feel to the Agatha Bouquet.

Changing up what you put your flowers in can create a whole new look too.

Shida Preserved Flowers Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor
Shida Preserved Flowers Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor

Because they are real flowers/foliage that have been beautifully preserved, they make for great table centrepieces. They’re also are allergy-free, so if like us you have friends that are allergic to certain flowers, these preserved flowers offer you the opportunity to adorn your table/home without having to worry about your guests and their health.

Style Wherever You Want

Shida Preserved Flowers Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor

Whilst fresh flowers can pose a problem with their need for water and subsequent challenges of watermarks/spillages, Shida’s preserved flowers take the worry out of where to put your flowers.

Shida Preserved Flowers Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor

The only areas that Shida recommends avoiding are very high humid areas in your home. Which depending on your abode, maybe your bathroom.

Conveniently Delivered to Your Door

Shida Preserved Flowers Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor

Shida bouquets offer a maintenance-free and sustainable solution to styling with flowers. Hand-tied arrangements or letterbox flowers, delivered worldwide, make the perfect gift or home accessory, lasting for a year or more.

 

Shida Preserved Flowers – Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor

Shida Preserved Flowers Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor

Decorative, natural and sustainable design at it’s best, Shida’s preserved flowers allow you to sit back and enjoy. Just think no dead flowers or dirty water to deal with. These beautifully preserved flowers allow you to enjoy them not just for a week or two, but for a whole year ahead. Now that’s my kind of flower!

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s post on Shida Preserved Flowers Sustainable Longlasting Home Decor. You can see more of Shida’s beautiful preserved flower collections here.

Until next time, thanks as always for stopping by!

Maria xx

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Shida Preserved flowers that last up to a year. Agatha bouquet includes preserved hydrangea head and foliage. Makes the perfect long lasting gift.

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