I purchased the poppy as a reminder of the consequences of war. I was very moved by the display at the Tower of London and wanted to have a little piece to keep. Poppies are one of my favourite flowers too and I had them in my wedding bouquet, so they mean a lot to me.
I keep my poppy in a crystal vase on a windowsil in my lounge with some silk ones. It is a tribute to all those who gave their lives.