I never had success with them in a vase with cut flowers. The water always got cloudy and stinky when I tried. If they don't work for this project, then I will bag them up and put them in the charity box. I am sure they would be perfect for artificial flowers, but I don't do artificial arranging. Without the power of nature to add beauty, I am afraid of dismally lame results.
I have been very busy with the distraction of commerce this past week. In preparing for Dearest Sister's Thanksgiving visit I have been trying to de-clutter. I decided to list some vintage estate sale/auction goodies on ebay that I had set aside over a year ago.
I also picked up a Lenox nativity set at a garage sale that I thought I could turn for a profit. The Mary figure was missing, but I looked on ebay and it seemed there was quite a lively "secondary market" for this set.
Oh my goodness! One man's trash is certainly another man's treasure! (I am not suggesting that a scene depicting the birth of Christ is trash, mind you!) I am often surprised at the prices folks sometimes pay for something that is not worth nearly so much to me! Suffice to say, my "investment" was returned many times over!
Anyway that is what my computer time has been spent on. I have gathered momentum for the de-clutter process. A little success is a powerful motivator!