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Frosted Autumn Oak

If there’s one stem that captures the moment in late November when autumn turns to winter, this is it... Read more

A closer look at Oak

If there’s one stem that captures the moment in late November when autumn turns to winter, this is it. With its silvery flocked oak leaves in shades of burgundy and russet, use it throughout both seasons if you want to add an element of winter frostiness that’s less Christmassy than frosted pine or fir.

Why life-like?

Having foliage and flowers in your home makes such a difference – they’re one of those final touches that helps it feel more lived in. And stems that look as good on Friday as they did on Monday are even better – no water to change, nothing to trim, no dead-heading, no mess, no fuss. And no wilting.

From real-life to life-like

All the leaves on this life-like stem are hand-painted so that no two look the same – just like in real life. And so it doesn’t just sit straight up, each stem has a wire inside that lets you bend it into the position you want.

Materials

Sometimes natural materials are best, other times synthetic. For our life-like stems, it’s polyester that creates the most realistic look. Easy to dye, it’s vibrant and colourfast so your stem won’t fade. And it can be made matte or shiny to look exactly like the real thing.

Arrangement ideas

You can absolutely use this stem on its own if you want a simpler look, but we tend to arrange it with a few of our other autumnal and wintery foliage stems to create interesting layers of colour and texture. Try the Damson Berry twig and Rosehip branch for a vase that feels just-picked from the hedgerow.

Will it fit?
Will it fit? View our guide
  • Height71cm
  • Weight0.06kg
  • Width24cm

Just so you know

The wire in the stem is tough so you can’t accidentally snap it. But you’ll need something powerful if you want to trim it down. We’ve found long-handled loppers (the ones for pruning shrubs and trees) or wire cutters do the trick.

The wire inside also means you can’t put your stem in water for long or it’ll rust. So if you’re arranging it with real flowers, bend the life-like stem up out of the water.

When it comes to smaller items, we don't hang around.

With smaller designs we tend to use one of three couriers; the three that we think are the best. It means that we can get your order out to you sooner. You’ll receive an email from our delivery partner to confirm your delivery date within 24 hours of us dispatching the item (or items).

No-quibble returns

We believe that returns should be easy, that’s why we approach them with a ‘no quibble’ mindset. We offer a free returns service on accessories and all the details on what you need to do will be on your delivery note. Just make sure you keep hold of the packaging.

For our full returns policy, please click here.

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