I am designating Friday as "Favourite Things" day ... the day I will share a few of my favourite seasonal things.
This Friday - my favourite Christmas flower.
Believe it or not - I have never been fond of poinsettias.......
Though I do remember a Christmas - the year my father died - an aunt sent me a HUGE - absolutely HUGE - poinsettia plant.... there were two big red poinsettia - a medium white one AND a small evergreen tree. I did treasure that one.
Since that year I have bought the occasional poinsettia plant - but not that often. I have bought Christmas cactus plants and amaryllis plants. BUT I have never fallen in love with any Christmas plants.
Until last year........
Last year when I was in a local grocers - at the check out - I spotted a wee tiny white poinsettia. It was sooooooo cute!! I couldn't resist and brought it home. It slid into place like it belonged.... it was a good fit with our minimalist home.
Unfortunately - despite my pampering it - it died during the summer. I honestly didn't think I would find another mini poinsettia. I started about two weeks ago bugging that grocer about mini poinsettias. They kept promising they had them on order and were waiting for them to come in.
This week I called .......... AND ........ they had them in!!
I now have the sweet mini white poinsettia snuggled in with my mini gnome and mini white birch log ............