Friday, November 25, 2011



I went looking around the house for containers
 to plant some more paperwhites.

These blue and green glass jars are pretty.

Then I spied this old wooden box in the corner of the basement.

I can't quite remember where it came from.
Maybe it was always here...after all...
...this home used to belong to Mr. Flea's grandmother. 

In any case, it will be perfect as a container
 for a mass of pretty paperwhites.

Taking it a bit easy today...
...recovering from too much delicious Thanksgiving Day food!

Once again, we spent the afternoon and evening
 with my sister MaryBeth and family...
She outdid herself...and we stuffed ourselves with all sorts of Thanksgiving goodies.

She even baked me a special chocolate cake!

After dinner...we curled up all comfy to watch
 Chevy Chase's Christmas Vacation.
We laughed as if we were seeing it for the first time!

I did get up early this morning
 to go to one...
...and only one...
Black Friday Sale.

Can you guess which store I scored at this morning?

hint: it's my favorite store!


Sussi.Sussinghurst said...

Flora Danica, wooow your china is not to the cheap side, I belive, that the first Flora Danica was made here in Denmark for the russian empress

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

I love your vases! Can't wait to see them in bloom.

Rebecca said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! Wishing you a lovely weekend. Your paperwhites look great. I have them every Thanksgiving - I love the way they look but not the way they smell...

Sandi said...

I love paperwhites and need to get me some this year. Such pretty containers too!!

Anonymous said...

Those Paperwhites will be so pretty & give such a boost to the winter months!!
Have a Great Weekend!

Jennifer said...

Oh, that crate!!! Not only do I have a thing for crates, but our daughter's name is Danica. If you ever want to sell it, please let me know!

Heaven's Walk said...

Love seeing paper whites in all sorts of containers through the house at Christmas time, Laura! The more "nature" the better! :)

xoxo laurie

Beulah Bee said...


sweetpea said...

i would guess anthro too. thank you sweet friend for the comment you left on francy's blog about my home. you are the sweetest. wish i could say that about paperwhites lol. love the way they look, but mr. sweetpea can't stand the way they smell.



LizlovesVintage said...

Anthro? I love the paperwhites when in full bloom. I had to take a double take of the box. My Dad is from Denmark. What a great wooden box!
Thanks for your comment. I'll be doing my homework with that new camera for sure.
xxx Liz

Francy (So Beautiful Things) said...

Hello Laura!
Thanks for your visit!
The images of the home of Shelley are very very beautiful...I can only imagine as is wonderful to see live!!

time worn interiors said...

I love paperwhites!

Anonymous said...

So nice Laura! Paperwhites in Italy are called:"Narcisi" and there is plenty of in my garden!! Lovely boxes! Happy that you enjoy Thanksgiving! Ciao W. the Antiques Lovers

Carole said...

The box is the coolest! and those glass ones. I was lazy and did no paperwhites this year.
Hope you're still making it this week!

Dorthe said...

Hi dear Laura, I`m behind with visiting, because of shows here-and there... but now for a few dayes there will be a little relaxing time :)
I loved seing this old box from DK- I don`t know what was inside originally, but do you know that :Flora Danica-was /is a beautiful pattern painted on Royal Copenhagen porzelain? And very expensive things,too.
And Can it be your husbonds grandmother was Danish?How exiting to read-
and love Paperwhites.
Hugs from Dorthe

Cindy said...

ohhh, I love paperwhites! I was going to post my pictures of the ones I have. They are just about to bloom! Brings a little spring into a dreary winter day!

Wunderkammer said...

i love the wooden boxes...perfect for decoration at home. thank you best regards

wmv media player said...

I love the concept of paperwhites. I am looking around the house for containers to plant some more paperwhites.