Friday, December 16, 2011

Vintage Inspiration Friday # 68 Inspired by Paperwhites

I discovered Paperwhites about 8 years ago and I've been smitten since. My Christmas decor leans to the "natural" most of the time, and nothing says "Christmas" to me like paperwhites. Some people find they are heavenly scented, others just the opposite. But however you feel about their scent, I think we all agree they are beautiful...and super easy to create a big impact wherever they might be.

They are at home in an elegant setting.
You can dress them up or down, 
depending on the container and the surroundings.

and equally gorgeous in an old crate or bucket

En masse they are amazing...

So many different containers can be used, vintage or new

Mantles or centerpieces

A beautiful addition to your Holiday decor.

Check out this article in the current Southern Living Magazine
for some how-to tips.

(All photos above on my Paperwhite Board at Pintererst)

A few years ago I found this wonderful large blue transfer soup tureen,
and as it had no lid, I bought it on the cheap.

I don't guess I have another photo of this container in full bloom,
not sure why, but it was wonderful!

Here's one of this years containers. 
This photo was taken about a week and a half ago,

and today

I had forgotten about the matching green transfer platter,
so it's now holding the paperwhites in the soup tureen.

More on Paperwhites this weekend!

Let's see what was happening last week at the party!

If you missed this post from Home is Where the Boat Is.
you absolutely have to go visit.
My favorite kind of tablesape; Garden Inspired!

Elaine at Sunny Simple Life painted a wonderful bookshelf white
and now it's in the kitchen holding some fun Christmas decor.

takes us on a walking tour to share some wonderful Historic front porches.

If you don't know Jeanine from Chippy Shabby,
then Hey, where have you been?
This girl is tops in fabulous vintage displays.
Go check out the wonderful Christmas fun.

Jessie from A Cozy Cottage in the City shares her vintage
holiday decor on a wonderful mantle display.

My sweet friend Kate from Salvage Dior
always has the most amazing things in her space at Country Roads.
Pop over and check it out, you'll be in heaven!

And Donna at the Decorated House
has me in love with her wonderful Christmas mantle.

Each week just gets better!
Thanks so much for taking the time to join the party,
you all are THE most talented people in blogdom!

Grab the image for your sidebar if you'd like,
we still have a couple more weeks of Christmas fun.
and please have a link to Common Ground within your post.

I'm joining in with LaurieAnna's Farmhouse Friday
French Country Cottage for Feather Your Nest Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Stuff and Nonsense for Fridays Unfolded
2805 for Potpourri Friday

Holiday Hugs and Love,

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