Now is a Great Time for Dried Flowers

I say ‘Yes!’ to dried flowers!

written by: Mikala Forcellini | 26-08-2020

Great Time for Dried Flowers - on Thursd. Mikala Forcellini - Header

Now Is a Great Time in History for Thinking about Designs with Dried Flowers

I think we really live in a wonderful time with a lot of materials at our disposal. With the globalization and digitalization of the floral industry and living at a place in France where we have some great wholesalers, we have access to hundreds of thousands of products. Flowers, plants, decorative materials, and of course nowadays many different varieties of dried flowers. This is not only changing the way we can think about our designs but it also changes the way we think about the use of different materials and combining them.


Great Time for Dried Flowers - Mikala Forcellini - Bombay Bottle and dried flowers


I Love Dried Flowers

The excess and the sheer volume of different varieties of flowers completely change how we work with dried flowers in my opinion. We can make classic bouquets, present them in structures, combine them with stabilized materials and plants, and even make compositions that are very different from the usual.


Great Time for Dried Flowers - Mikala Forcellini - Mixed flowers 4 (2)


And are also very different from the use of dried flowers in the recent past. We all know that at the end of the 70s, and at the beginning of the 80s we also had a period were a lot of dried flowers were in fashion. But now it is different.




Just have a look at the different webshops of the different wholesalers and you can see a huge assortment of dried flowers. Also, flowers that were not able to find easily before. I love this period of new ways of thinking about designs while using different materials and combining them together.



The trainers of my Mikafolia team each have their own way of presenting and imagining them. This enables a wide variety of very different presentations to be conveyed. For my part, I love playing with their shapes, pairing them with structures, and using preserved or fresh flowers.



The Thursd Bouquet

This large bouquet I am presenting below literally came out of a dream.


Great Time for Dried Flowers - Mikala Forcellini - Thursd Bouquet


The people from Thursd asked me if I had any pictures of a dried bouquet I made. And of course, I have, because I very often use dried flowers in my designs and arrangements. But then that night. Do you know what happened? I actually dreamed of a new dried flower bouquet.

I decided to create it the next day in the early morning and I even had all the materials I wanted to use that I dreamed of. And what better name to call it than the “Thursd bouquet”!



Great Time for Dried Flowers - Mikala Forcellini - Thursd Bouquet 1


For sure the coming years I believe it is a great time for dried flowers. The sheer amount available really makes designing with all different kinds of materials very pleasurable and interesting. This is what makes our profession so wonderful! I say yes to now!

Mikala Forcellini

You don't become a florist overnight 🌻, so I started by becoming a journalistπŸ–‹ (it prevents me from cultivating spelling mistakes), and then since it was funnier I also tried the profession of 'nurse πŸ’‰. Thanks to my 3 professional ropes I can take care of you and your business πŸ€ πŸ€ πŸ€.

All author blogs
Related blogs
Summer Flowers in Tuscany Katya Hutter - on Thursd.
Summer Flowers in Tuscany

My Italian holiday with the most stunning flowers

Ripe vs. Raw - on Thursd - mixed roses
Ripe or Raw Flowers?

Why some flowers are better sold riper

Symbolism of Indian Flowers
Symbolism of Indian Flowers

Flowers play an important role in Indian culture

Kalanchoe Plants

Pretty foliage and boldly colored flowers

Wouter Jongkind The Mysterious Black Flowers on Thursd. - Highlighted
The Mysterious Black Flowers

When it is not in the genes black is not possible

frittilaria meleagris on black background
Floral Photography by Paul – Flowers on Black

Why I love pictures of flowers with a black background

Β© by Paul Heijmink Photography Dahlia Cafe au Lait
Floral Photography by Paul – Bridal Flowers

Flowers you can use in a wedding bouquet

Wouter Jongkind - Colored Rainbow Chic Chrysanthemum - Article - on Thursd Highlighted
Painting Flowers – No, Not on a Canvas

Painting flowers can be something educational too

Peter Vrouwe - A Plea for colored flowers - on Thursd Highlight
A Plea for Colored Flowers

Peter Vrouwe about his love for colored flowers

all products

all florists

all growers

all breeders

all traders

all essentials