WINTER IN THE COUNTRY

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Fresh white snow on the trees and crunching beneath your feet, starry night skies, crisp cold fresh air, perhaps the jingle of sleigh bells in the distance, the cheerful call of a chickadee and the smell of a wood fire as smoke wafts up the chimney.  Winter in the Country. 

Here are a selection of gift idea and finds for everyone from the shops of the Forget-Me-Nots-Daily-Discovery Team.  Ideas to help you warm up, spend a lazy day inside, or enjoy the beauty of the season.  Enjoy your visit to the winter countryside.    

Ideas to help you stay warm.

 Enjoy the beauty of the Season. 

  

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Dec 12th National Poinsettia Day

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I recently saw a lovely blog post from an Etsy seller as she mused about Poinsettias.  Many of us associate the beautiful Poinsettias we see at this time of year with the Christmas holiday.  It got me wondering why?  How did this plant from the Mexican countryside become a botanical staple in our season of giving? So, off to do some research and here is what I found.

 

Many mistake the poinsettia’s leaves as flower petals, but the flowers are actually the smaller, yellow buds in a poinsettia’s center. These bracts, the upper portion of the leaves, are famously red, although they actually bloom in a variety of hues, such as pink, white and yellow. Poinsettias, also known as the “lobster flower” or “Mexican flame leaf,” bloom in December, making them an ideal holiday flower.

 

The plant is named for the first U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Dr. Joel Roberts Poinsett, who introduced America to the poinsettia in 1828, after discovering it in the wilderness in southern Mexico. Dr. Poinsett, who dabbled in botany when he wasn’t politicking between nations, sent cuttings of the plant back to his South Carolina home. While it wasn’t initially embraced, it caught on over the years, and by the 20th century it was a holiday mainstay.

 

In fact, National Poinsettia Day is celebrated on Dec. 12, honoring both the plant and the man who brought it to America

 

What does a poinsettia have to do with Christmas? One interpretation of the plant is as a symbol of the Star of Bethlehem, the heavenly body that led the three magi, or wise men, to the place where Christ was born. A Mexican legend tells of a girl who could only offer weeds as a gift to Jesus on Christmas Eve. When she brought the weeds into a church, they blossomed into the beautiful red plants we know as poinsettias, known as Flores de Noche Buena in Mexico (Spanish for “flowers of the holy night”).

 

 

The Poinsettia is now one of the most important floricultural crops in the US and December 12th is now celebrated as National Poinsettia Day, marking the date of Poinsett’s death, celebrating his life and his discovery, and noting his unfathomable enjoyment of the lush plants. And, just as Poinsett would have it; the Poinsettia, whether white, red or pink, remains one of the most frequently sold and delivered Christmas decorations during the holiday season.

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Thanks to the website HowSTuffWorks  for this informative information

BLING in the New Year

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BLING IN The New Year ~ Welcome 2018 in Style

A New Years offers the opportunity to start anew and celebrate in style. Bling in the New Year with these wonderful sparkly ideas for you and your home from the shops of the Forget-me-Nots-Daily-Discoveries Team.   Check out these great finds and shops and prepare to be amazed at the variety of handcrafted and vintage treasures you will find along with items for all your crafting needs.

The old year cracks under the burdensome weight of twelve heavy months, and the next year emerges fresh and anew from its shell.

A cracked bell still tolls”

Terri Guillemets

From all of us, to all of you, May 2018 bring you good health, boundless happiness and a resolve to live the life you wish and follow your heart’s desire.

Theme – BLING IN THE NEW YEAR

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Whether we want them or not, the New Year will bring new challenges; whether we seize them or not, the New Year will bring new opportunities.

Michael Josephson

January

 

 

2017 Holiday Gift Guide – Gifts for Her

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Gifts for Mother, Grandmother, Girlfriend, Sweetheart, Best Friend – no matter who she may be – these gift ideas are just for her!  Here we offer this virtual gift basket filled with treasures to help with ideas for the lady in your life, all from the shops of the Forget-me-Nots-Daily-Discoveries Team on Etsy.  Check out these great finds and shops and prepare to be amazed at the variety of handcrafted and vintage treasures you will find along with items for all your crafting needs.

 

Theme – GIFTS FOR THE LADIES

 

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