21 December 2011

My Paperwhites & Some New Vintage Plates~

Hi all, how's everyone's last minute preparations for Christmas going? I'm finally done! Woo~Hoo. I got the stocking stuffers last night and that's a wrap! 

I thought I would show you some photos of my paper whites, they are finally getting ready to bloom and I'm so happy because they actually survived and I didn't kill them!

Here's one of the stocking's that I won from the lovely Maria. I hate to wrap them up when Christmas is over. Maybe I'll just fold them and put them with my other grain sacks.

I got these pretty little vintage desert plates a few weeks ago from "SadieOlive". The pattern is called "Forget Me Not". I would love to find dinner plates to match. 

I have to admit, even though it is so pretty, that I'm a bit ready to get rid of all of the cedar clippings I have scattered around the house. It's making everyone's allergies act up and my poor husband has been sneezing like a mad man! 

Well, hope you enjoyed and have a wonderful day all.



  1. Hi Melinda!
    Love those forget me knot plates...I had the same little ones. Not sure if I still have them or passed them along at the shop..but they are sure sweet! I am getting ready to share my paper whites too...just love the way they look at Christmas!
    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! :)

  2. Every year I tell myself I need to get some paperwhites started but it never happens. Yours look so pretty and I bet they smell amazing.

  3. Those plates are adorable. So sorry to hear about the sneezing. My son told me when we were in a shop that had live evergreens, "Mom, these trees are making my nose hurt." I don't think my children have been around a live tree that I would know they are allergic. Good luck and scary as it sounds Christmas will be upon us and over soon. Merry Christmas.

  4. Call me silly but I actually love wrapping a few gifts last minute. I seem to do it every year.

    Merry Christmas Melinda!

  5. So pretty Melinda! My paperwhites have been blooming also and they smell so good. The design on the plates is a great color. Have a wonderful Christmas!!

  6. I have yet to plant my paper whites... I think today is finally the day! Still a bit more shopping to do but I am finally able to breathe and take in all of the wonder of Christmas! Merry Merry Christmas to you my friend!!! t.xoxoxoxo

  7. Happy Holidays Melinda!

    I have tried to buy paperwhites here, but they aren't readily available. On the other hand, our homegrown tomatoes are growing nicely at this time of year in Fl.

    I know those plates...have had in my shop in the past. I think that you can find all over Ebay.


  8. i adore paperwhites but , alas, didn't grow any this year. i will have to come back and enjoy YOURS again and agin! Love you beautiful vignettes! Merry Xmas dear Melinda! ;)

  9. Love the plates and the paperwhites. I planted some paperwhites a few weeks ago, I can't wait for them to bloom. Hope you have a Merry Christmas :)

  10. As always, I LOVE all of your pictures and of your home! I still have stuff to do, so I best get off the computer and get to them! I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

    Take care, Sue

  11. Hey Melinda.

    I don't blame you for folding your stocking in with your other grain sacks. It's way too gorgeous to put away for a year.

    I hope you and your family have a wonderfully blessed Christmas.

    God bless you.

  12. Melinda, everything is so pretty as always! I love paperwhites! I force them every year, but I usually don't start them until later. With our long, cold winters here in northern Michigan I need a little something to brighten my days after the holidays!
    I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!
    Maria ~Rusty Hinge

  13. I have some"Forget Me Knot" plates, bowls and a few others. I just recently sold some but if you contact me I know a shop where they have an entire set and I could get them for you and send. In fact, I was just looking at them yesterday while I was out thrifting.


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