Last week Debra posted about the paperwhites that we have available for sale. We love to pot these up in vintage milk glass containers or wooden vessels. You’ll get at least a month of enjoyment as you watch this bulb sprout up into fragrant white flowers on a tall stem.
Sometimes the flowers can seem a little too tall and they will begin to flop over if not given some kind of support. Here, in the top right hand corner of the photo below you can see one of these plants that has reached that stage.
Sometimes all that is needed is a little twine or raffia tied in a bow midway up the stem. If the plant still seems too tall, I’ve found that paperwhites make beautiful cut flowers that can extend your enjoyment of this plant for another week. In the following photo, I simply placed a single stem in individual milk glass containers grouped together. Couldn’t be simpler!
Or one single bud vase placed bedside adds simple elegance and subtle fragrance.
Hope you’re able to pause, even briefly, during this hectic holiday season to enjoy some simple beauty.
If you are in the local area of Mt. Bethel,PA, we have several fresh boxwood wreaths for sale, as well as paperwhite bulbs in pretty containers.
Our boxwood wreaths range in price from $20 to $30 depending on size. Right now, we have 2 14 inch, 2 17 inch and 1 16 inch remaining.
Our individual paperwhites are planted in vintage milkglass vessels and covered with moss. Each comes with a chalkboard like gift tag tied with pretty red baker’s twine… ready for gift giving!
We also have two larger milk glass vases with two bulbs each:
And we have 3-bulbs in cute chunky wood boxes that are dark stained wood on three sides and painted on one side with chalkboard paint so you can add your own personal greeting.
Single bulb containers $8
Double bulb containers $10
Three bulb containers $15
If you would like to purchase any of these items, please contact us. They are available for pickup only.
Elizabeth and I are still catching our breath from a busy weekend at the Hope Christmas Craft Market. I thought we would share a few photos of this year’s booth. In the coming days we will post some of the furniture pieces that are still available for sale, as well as fresh boxwood wreaths and paperwhite bulbs in vintage containers.
We’re so excited for the Hope Christmas Craft Market coming up this weekend! The forecast looks good and Debra and I seem to be putting every spare second into getting this show ready. In addition to our usual items we’ve also been busy creating some new ones and updating vintage finds. Here’s a sneak peek:
Vintage lamps. These lamps have been rewired and prettied up with burlap cord covers.
Vintage milk glass goblets – Perfect for makeup brushes, pencils and candy canes.
Lots of pretty silver pieces including an “S” for Santa monogrammed water pitcher – perfect for eggnog.
Anthropology inspired snowball wreath and garland.
Our new collection of upcycled leather pillows.
Woodland inspired monogrammed antler pillows.
A new generous shopping bag.
And a french grain sack inspired apron, just in time for holiday baking.
Those are just a sampling of our new pieces. Of course there’ll also be plenty of our banners, word pillows, music wreaths, boxwood wreaths, paper white bulbs, ornaments, table runners, bread and wine wraps for gift giving and plenty of items for unique Christmas centerpieces. Hope to see you there!
“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.”
- Sara Ban Breathnach
As I prepare myself for the crazy, busy season approaching, I’m pausing today to reflect on what I’m thankful for. My to-do list can wait, for now. Here’s my list of gratitudes (in no particular order):
Watching kids grow…
The list could keep going, but I’ll stop here. Hope you consider pausing this Thanksgiving to create your own gratitude list.