Looking for a home for dried flowers

Matt7May 18, 2013


My mom's passion for the last 30 years was making beautiful dried flower cards. She left behind stacks and stacks of dried and pressed flowers preserved in layers of newspapers and books. The flowers vary in colors and sizes, but are mostly small blooms.

I would like to find a home for these. I hate the idea of throwing away such a trove of beautiful pressed flowers. Does anyone have suggestions of how I could find someone who could use these? It would likely be someone local, (Arvada, Colorado) as the pressed flowers are in the layers of papers and books, and could fill quite a few cabinets. Any help will be much appreciated.

Thank you, Matt

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Hi Matt,

I live in Oregon so I'm not sure you'd want to send here. But I teach pressed flower classes and always need flowers! I also work with dialysis patients and they love working with pressed flowers! Just let me know if you think it would be possible to send, I can pay for the postage.

If not, perhaps you have a local Arts Center? Or an after school program they could be donated to? Thanks! Shelly

    Bookmark   May 30, 2013 at 3:00AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo


I have checked with Denver Botanical Gardens, and searched on line for people who make dried flower cards, but no luck.

These are all small sized flowers, but I will be happy to send you some, if you can use them.


    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 9:01AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks Matt! That would be great! My address is PO Box 122, Alsea, OR 97324 :)

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 12:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I work at Aldridge Gardens in Hoover Alabama. If you would be interested I would love to have some, if there are any left, to do crafts with the children that come in during the day.

Here is a link that might be useful: Aldridge Gardens link

    Bookmark   July 21, 2013 at 11:25PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Dried and pressed flowers
I recently bought a kit and started working with pressed...
Drying Hibiscus flowers
A friend gave us some hibiscus flower tea. The dried...
dying white flowers to stay white
I'm new to flower pressing, but I'm so enthralled by...
Lee Valley Flower Press
Has anyone tried the Lee Valley Microwave Press Kit?...
dyeing flowers
Does anyone have specific information on dyeing dried...
Sponsored Products
Fashion Street Faux Fur Throw Blanket
Vintage Metal Base Tiffany Stained Glass Home Table Lamp
Filament Design Vista 3 Light Chrome Incandescent Semi-Flush CLI-CE-1002-8-22
Home Depot
Tolomeo Wall Shade Sconce by Artemide
$455.00 | Lumens
Darya Rugs Persian, Red, 4'5" x 7'0" M5765-15533
Darya Rugs
Woodland Set of Two Cordless Window Swags
Grandin Road
Thermal Backed Iridescent Curtain Panel Pair
Fusion Cone Drop Shade Modular Bath Bar by Justice Design Group
$358.20 | Lumens
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™