A pair of delicate ayame (iris) blooms in light lavender and deep, rich violet. A touch of bright goldenrod and deep emerald blade-like mizuhiki leaves complete the distinctive image of the iris, topped with bright pearls in pale purple. Mounted on bobby pins for easy wear, each flower measures approximately 1.5" in diameter (not including mizuhiki).
I just started to wonder. Do you ever decorate a dining table with these? I have seen some places do something almost like this with napkins. I am sure you can really fancy up a dining table with some of these things.
Hmm, it certainly is a possibility! However, I don't believe it is commonly done, because tsumami kanzashi is a much more delicate and labor-intensive process than, say, buying fake flowers from the craft store. This is why it is usually used for accentuating hairdos and outfits rather than decorating an entire dining table. Of course, people can and certainly have made whole bouquets of kanzashi flowers before, but usually on commission for a wedding or other special occasion!
who cares about commonly? Well it don't have to be a whole set in an instat, kind of a cradual thing. I am not exactly sure of all the things you can use them for, like pot or place placements, and so on. Although I am not sure how bad it would be if something got spilt on it.
Yes, it certainly is possible! Technically you can use kanzashi flowers to decorate just about anything, although you are correct in that they are more delicate than your average plastic flowers in terms of spills and other such damage.