Having recently fallen madly in love with all the Paperwhites I'm seeing around blogland, I put them on my shopping list.
In the meantime on one of my lunch/thriftshop hop breaks I spotted a hidden treasure on a shelf behind all the mismatched cups and saucers. It's the most perfect soup tureen, in pure white, without a chip, sans the lid, but that's ok, as I knew exactly how I would use this little beauty.
So with company coming, and an empty soup tureen sitting on my table (lest they think I'm serving soup) I set out on the hunt for some fully grown Paperwhites. On a very rainy Friday. I stopped off at Lowes only to find they had covered all the plants as it was cold and rainy and they were closing early. ( did I mention it was the last day of the year?) I was about to give up when I spotted a tall rack covered in a green tarp, so I poked my head inside, and found the prettiest Orchids ever, and on clearance none the less :) A mere $5.00. They looked as if they needed a rescue so I took them home. I won't say I settled as they are simply stunning sitting in my $5.00 soup tureen. Which gives me a total cost of just $10.00 for this pretty plant that will last as long as my gardening skills improve;)
I didn't give up on my beloved Paperwhites though, and while on a recent visit to Marshalls, thank you Michelle of Shell's Shabby Shack for reminding me about their year end clearance sale, I spotted these.
I am going to do my homework before just diving in to planting.
We also found this pretty burlap basket made of a vintage looking chicken wire, I think it's perfect.
I'll be linking this post to the following parties, be sure to visit these lovely blogs:Sassy Sites Trash To Treasure Tuesday
And to Kim over at Savvy Southern Style
and to Kathleen's at Faded Charm for her White Wednesday Party
Also hooking up to Gina's superb party on her blogThe Shabby Chic Cottage
I am also linking to Vanessa's blog Southern In My Heart's Inspiration Friday Party
Also stop by Debra's Common Ground
and Terrell'sFrou Frou Decor's Fabulous Friday Finds
Take a break from the Winter Chill over at Cindy's My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday
And since this centerpiece is affordable/thrifty and frugal I've hooked up withThe Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday Party
Don't forget to join the fun over at Courtney's forFeathered Nest Friday
I have also joined for the first time Boogieboard Cottage's Masterpiece Monday
Also hooking up over at Cottage Instinct's Make it Monday
Last but not least Maleviksrosentradgard's Saturday Show Off