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Jan 12, 2020

Winter Wonderland! I Finally Have Flowers, Dining Table Crate



Winter Wonderland!
We woke up this morning to light snow falling and about an inch on the ground! So pretty! I thought by noon it would be all gone, but it was still snowing and at one point we had probably about 2", maybe a little more. I got some nice photos before most of it melted this afternoon, but there is more on the way this next week. Happy dance! Here are some photos around the yard show how pretty it was, not in any particular order...















My favorite shot!!!















I Finally Have Flowers-
I had quite the adventure this winter starting sometime before Thanksgiving. I was looking all over for a white or cream-colored amaryllis and could not find any. Instead of buying the red ones that were everywhere I kept looking and basically at Christmas I had no amaryllis. I had a wild idea to try Trader Joe's New Year's Eve night and found this great Amaryllis Garden for $15. It had three giant amaryllis bulbs (unknown colors), as well as a beautiful little Ivy, surrounded by moss in a really nice little wooden crate. What a steal! I gave it a regular little watering and the two smaller ones bloomed a few days ago and the large main stock bloomed today. It smells heavenly in the dining room. I read up on how to keep amaryllis bulbs after they bloom and will do that and have them again next year! Thank you Trader Joe's, for the cream and white blooms!



Staked them up



Dining Table Crate-
I found this cute little dining room crate on LTD Commodities a while back, bought it for after the holidays and I love it! On the side it has great graphics and quote. I always use table runners and have some kind of a small tray or basket holding regularly used condiments. So is perfect for the space, just a little something to organize things. Love the metal, rusty corners and rope handles!!!





Grandma's toothpick holder goes well with it too!

4 comments:

Faith said...

I found some white paper whites this year, I wanted to try them for a long time. One bloomed near to Christmas. I didn't like their scent. I see you have Hyacynth. These are one of my favorite spring bulbs, the scent is intoxicating, they are out and about at the stores now, I like to stop and smell them. I have one bulb here, which I hope to start and it will bloom, maybe around springtime. Keeping my fingers crossed. Following you now, just found you this morning..love that little yard bird house...

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

Thanks Faith, yes it's fun to experiment with different kinds of flowers and we love building birdhouses!

Rain said...

I love that toothpick holder! The crate is wonderful, what a great idea. Winter is very beautiful for sure, those are some pretty pictures! :)

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

Thanks Rain! Love the smell of the flowers too, more blooms coming!

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