My Alpine Home

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Worth Every Penny!

What $10 will get you at T.J. Maxx.  A large Amaryllis bulb, a cute white pot, and a small bag of soil.

The results:  PRICELESS!

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This plant has performed it’s little heart out this holiday season.  I have already dead headed three blooms.  It now has four and a new bud coming out of the center.

My paperwhites had gotten so tall and lanky that this morning I cut them off and put them in my vintage turquoise speckled pitcher.  A $7 yard sale bargain.

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The holiday season will soon be coming to an end.  Hopefully my pretty flowers will last until the New Year.  I think that they were worth every penny!

Happy New Year!

Jann

I will be sharing this post with:

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Ivy and Elephants for Knick of Time Tuesday

Work of the Poet for Ruby Tuesday

A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday

It's A Very Cherry World for Rednesday

22 comments:

Shannon said...

Those are beautiful, and must put a smile on your face each time you see them blooming! I on the other hand...do not have a green thumb. I agree with you though, money well spent!

Kris said...

So pretty!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Gorgeous blooms! I didn't get one this year but I'll have to remember for next!

Merry (late) Christmas!

Angela said...

I just love that flowery vignette! The colors are so pretty.

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

It looks beautiful in your vintage pitcher!

camp and cottage living said...

Jann
There's nothing like greenery and live flowers to add warmth to the home on these dreary days.
I don't know what I'd do without my geraniums to gaze upon!
Yes, I'm a little weird, but I've learned to live with it!
Happy New Year!

Sarah ~ Magnolia's Attic said...

The amaryllis is beautiful! Your floral vignette at your sink must make washing dishes so much more delightful!

Queenie said...

Your flowers are so pretty...love those paperwhites...I just bought a couple of tiny herb garden kit starter sets with the tiny greenhouse included from Ross store recently...I can hardly wait to get those planted and started. Gives me something special to look forward to for spring! Growing things is fun...enjoy your flowers!
Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing them...
Big hugs,
Queenie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how beautiful, your flowers are stunning. Money well spent for such loveliness. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Nelson said...

Pretty stuff this time of year:)

Vicki/Jake said...

I saw some of these at a TJ Max that were already growing right out of the box! Guess I should have taken them home...glad you did:)

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

after seeing that I am ready for daffodills!

Lori said...

Beautiful flowers! Happy New Year!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, you are so right! They are all gorgeous plants with beautiful blooms. You must have the green thumb.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Both are beautiful...I have never done that...I need to try...maybe next year!

Gayle said...

In the middle of winter, I would say very worth it! I am envious, I don't have any bulbs blooming at my house. Visiting from Rednesday,
Gayle from Behind the Gate

Andrea said...

Those are so beautiful, but i love most especially the amaryllis. I wish you will be able to make the bulb live again for next time. Happy New Year!

Kathy said...

I really love Amaryllis! They are wonderful! Great deal indeed! Last year I forced a lot of Paperwhites to use in decorating - I missed that this year! We bought a Star of Bethlehem for one of our church members who had surgery - I used it in my new header picture - I have fallen for it!
I hope you have a blessed New Year,
Kathy

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,
OMG....yours are beautiful! WOW, talk about a blooming good time!
Mine are only thinking about blooming...I don't know what they are waiting for!
I hope to have something to say about them soon!
Just fantastic!!
All the Best,
Christine

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

They are all very beautiful ! I am planting some paperwhites now for winter.Happy New year !

Kelley said...

Hi, Jann! Happy new year and a very merry CHRISTmas!

Would you believe it? I finally got the mail packet that had your pattern inside! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing. I truly appreciate it.

GORgeous flowers! Whoa! I've only done those once, years ago. If I could, it'd an annual thing now. Oh, well. Enjoy them!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's so wonderful to have flowers inside when the weather gets cold! Happy holidays!♥