Thursday, January 15, 2015


What's my favorite thing about January? Is it "Christmas is over" . . . or resolutions . . . or my anniversary on the 12th (24th this year) . . . or the days are slowly getting longer again? NOPE!

My favorite thing about January is the Primroses in the stores, because they're my favorite flower! One of the local markets had them on sale, 3 for $5, so I bought six. I love the bright, cheery colors and the heart-shaped petals. These will go in the garden this Spring. Some will survive, some won't; doesn't matter - they make me happy in a dismal month!

Speaking of flowers, I picked up these smaller canisters at Walgreen's right before Christmas. They're not Flour and Sugar size, but just right to stash things in.

My mother-in-law gave us some money for our anniversary so, on Mister's day off, we headed to a few thrift shops - where else! One of the items I found was a bud vase (2nd from right, below) in a floral pattern that I collect. Two have the Sadler name on the bottom, a few say Made In England, the ginger jar says nothing. They're a bit on the pricey side (for me), for instance the bud vase was marked down to $10. Normally, I wouldn't pay that but seeing as it was our anniversary money, I splurged.


~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Lovely fresh flowers! I do love them around the house in the cold winter months too! :) Love those canisters that you got from Walgreens, those are pretty! Happy sweet week! xo Holly

sweet violets said...

Love the cheerful!! I have those same canisters, got them on sale after Xmas last year....they store supplies in my studio....

Debbie Kay said...

Those canisters are gorgeous. Love primroses too.



LV said...

Love your little flower pots and the bud vase and all other pieces are very nice. You did very well on your thrift shopping. Best wishes for many more happy years together.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Adding flowers to my home in Jan always makes me feel better! I'll be on the lookout for the Primroses. Love the bud vase, what a pretty pattern to collect!

acorn hollow said...

I had to stop by and see what you liked about January. I have added them to my shopping list for this weekend. because I need something to like about January. Love your vase.


I NEVER saw those beyond darling canisters at walgreens!!
I saw the primroses at my local grocery store today and sure thought about buying some.

vintage grey said...

Primroses are so pretty! Cute new canisters!! And, a bleated Happy Anniversary! Happy weekend! xo Heather

Susie Q said...

I too adore Primroses! And your canisters are so pretty!