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Elegant Paper Whites

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December 23, 2014 by Terry

Paper whites from pinterest

(image courtesy pinterest. original source unknown)

I have always intended to plant some Paper Whites to have for our center piece on our Christmas table.  Have I ever gotten there? No.  I always remember when it’s too late to plant them in time for it to be blooming for Christmas dinner or…the store is sold out of bulbs.

Well I am excited to say that this year I FINALLY remembered!  I almost didn’t make it though, I got the very last box of bulbs left on the shelf.  To be honest I think the only reason it was left was because someone had opened it to look in it an damaged the box.  I probably would have left it as well for that very reason if I wasn’t desperate to finally have some Paper Whites on my Christmas dinner table!

There’s just something so pure and elegant about them and you can plant them in almost any container.  Perfect accents for any room or table.  So delicate and cheery!

www.pinterest.com paper whites(photo courtesy of pinterest / original source unknown)

www.myfavoritethingseveryday.com paper whites(photo courtesy http://www.myfavoritethingseveryday.com)

I absolutely adore them in this photo of them planted in an ironstone urn surrounded by pine cones and mini baubles.

www.stonegableblog.com paperwhites (photo courtesy http://www.stonegableblog.com)

Here are a few photos of the ones I planted.

I planted them in a trifle bowl at the end of November.  I think that may have been a bit late but there are a few bulging flower buds just waiting to open.  Hopefully this happens by Christmas day!  I took these pics a few days ago, there are actually more buds now.

DSCN4075 DSCN4071 DSCN4073I know they look a little plain now, but I plan to dress them up a bit before they go on the dinner table :)

What I’d really like is for them to go from this…

DSCN4072to this…

www.ourlakelife.com paper whites(photo courtesy http://www.ourlakelife.com)

We’ll see how it goes! Cross your fingers!

 Too bad that beautiful room didn’t come with the bulbs … oh, and that chandelier just dripping with crystals!

What will your Christmas table center piece be this year?

Wishing you all God’s Richest Blessings this Christmas and Always!

Merry Christmas!

Smiles!

Terry

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2 thoughts on “Elegant Paper Whites

  1. Stunning, but I don’t adore the smell…that top pic would put me over the edge, lol, but I’d just move them at dinner time in the bottom pic. So glorious!

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    • I can’t wait to smell them! I love pretty smelling stuff … but then again I don’t have allergies or lung issues, I’m not scent sensitive. I can see your point though :0)
      Only 2 more sleeps!!!!

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