Saturday, 31 December 2011

On my Windowsill

Hello Lovelies,
Yesterday was grey and cold with almost constant rain. It scuppered plans I had to photograph a few things I wanted to share with you lovelies. I also need to take pictures of the pages of my Nature Notes book for my December post ....I've already uploaded the outdoor pictures of my own...Brrrrr...makes me cold looking at them.

So in the evening I decided to share something much more cozy, my kitchen windowsill :0) My little side kitchen only has a view of the wheely bins and next doors wall so the darkness is actually quite beneficial.

Can you see the bulbs...they are the things I really wanted to show you . My Amaryllis is finally getting close to flowering ........

It's later than last year but I am pleased and rather surprised it survived at all . It's been outdoors all summer and almost forgotten about completely ,but happily I noticed signs of life  at the end of October and brought it indoors. Here 's how it looked at the beginning of November.........

Hopefully it will look like this again soon :0)

Some more eagerly awaited bulbs are these little Narsissi (tete a tete ). I picked  them up for £1 in the supermarket yesterday and popped them straight into my rather lovely, buttermilk yellow,thrifted "woods wear" jug .
I do enjoy the anticipation of indoor bulbs so much . I think I would rather buy them and wait than buy flowers that are already at their best . It's just lovely walking into the room in the morning or after work and seeing them in bloom for the first time. Plus I can plant them out after they fade to look lovely in the garden next year...........

That was my intention , last winter , with these Hyacinths .I showed you these in my previous post but they are looking even better now. Somehow they also got forgotten but happily they are also flowering for a second year in the same pot. The flower heads are a bit smaller but they still smell fabulous..............

And the pale lilac flowers are so pretty....spring is still a long way away but there's a little taste of the delights to come on my kitchen windowsill :0).........

Hope you enjoy the last day of 2011. Thank you all for visiting this are the best. Wishing you all a Happy ,Creative, 2012.
Jacquie x


  1. Enjoy your bulbs! Oh wow that Beryl wear jug takes me back to my childhood, we had a green set! Happy New year to you!
    Heather x

  2. Lovely post ~ wishing you and your family a very Happy and Healthy New Year when it comes :O)xx

  3. I wish you a happy ending and a great start to the year :)

  4. Beautiful flowers!
    Happy New Year!

  5. Lovely photos. Happy New Year to you all.

  6. Very pretty :)

    My hyacinths are both starting to flower now - really good considering they were abandoned for 6 months in the conservatory!

    Have a happy new year and here's to more colourful pics in 2012 :)

  7. Lovely bulbs I do love hyacinths but no one in my house likes the smell it makes them all sneezy so great to look at yours. HNY.

  8. How nice, I still love the little mini bunting too.

  9. What a lovely way to perk up a dull and dreary window view. I adore the dinky NOEL bunting.

    Wishing you and yours health, wealth and happiness in 2012 x

  10. Hey Jacquie, your window ledge looks very cheery.....

    I love bulbs, Hyacinths in particular, their perfume is divine. The bunting looks great with the Amaryllis too........

    Two hours to go till the new year thinking about my new years resolutions, I'm afraid it's snuck up on me. Oh well, if I could get this granny square rug finished in time for Winter then I would be very happy!! Great that's a start.........

    Best wishes for 2012 to you all...

    Claire X

  11. Love your little plant bunting and all those bulbs look like they'll bring an early Spring to your windowsill.
    Happy New Year!

  12. your hyacinth is a beautiful colour, looks like it's shimmering. Happy 2012 to you x

  13. What a lovely promise-filled post! Thanks for all the lovely inspiration and glimpses of your creative makings this year Jacquie... I look forward to more in 2012! Happy New Year to you and yours :)x

  14. Here's to a blooming, creative and colourful 2012!
    Have fun,


  15. Happy New Year to you and yours.
    Love from Mum

  16. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  17. your kitchen window looks wonderful - a lovely place to stand and wash up ;)x
    look at the hyacinths so beautiful x

    happy 2012 x

  18. Love your Woods Ware Jasmine jug. It'll look great when they flower.

  19. wonderful flowers. my amaryllis is also flowering.
    i like your windowsill!!!!
    happy new year!
    love regina

  20. I love a cheerful windowsill! I try to keep cut flowers but have not tried any bulbs -- may have to remedy that. Happy New Year!

  21. Very pretty windowsill, very cheery.
    Happy New Year x x

  22. How lovely I think I need to freshen up my windowsill,have a wonderful new year.

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  24. Sending you New Year Wishes for Health, Happiness, Success and creativity for 2012 xx

  25. Happy New Year Jacquie
    Love the beautiful flowers can almost smell them, so pretty
    Lol Karen x

  26. Loving your windowsill its so cheerful.Thankyou for your lovely blog and sharing all of your crochet makes and patterns,hope you have a wonderful new year.lots of love,juliexxx

  27. I love spring flowers!! We've planted a few bulbs in pots so am hoping they will thrive!!

    Love the bunting in the plant pots, going to Pinterest that idea!!

    Happy New Year!!

    S x

  28. your windowsill looks lovely!


  29. Oooh, so lovely. I am imagining the scent of the hyacinths right now, and wishing I had thought to do some bulbs, too. :)

  30. How gorgeous to have bulbs about to flower in the house. I popped some hyacinths in bulb jars in the beach hut weeks ago and they haven't grown at all! I've been luckier with my amaryllis though.

    Happy New Year to you!

  31. Your house looks so cheerful and bright. Thanks for sharing your lovely pics!

    All the best for 2012.

  32. Beautiful pics, I wish my amaryllis looked like yours, all I've got is leaves :-(
    Wishing ou a very happy and craft filled 2012

  33. Blessings to you and yours for this next year Jacquie xox

  34. Jacquie,
    Your pictures and your words are always so cozy!!! To me is a great start for the year to visit you here!
    Just LOVE your blog!
    Wishing you and your lovely family a Happy 2012!

  35. Your kitchen windowsill looks so sweet :) I tend to be a silent follower, but wanted to wish you a Happy New Year and I'm looking forward to your blog adventures this year x

  36. Your windowsill looks very cozy Jacquie, and the flowers bring an air of spring indoors.
    Happy new year.

  37. I love bulbs too!! Right now I have two bright pink hyacinths in bloom, they smell lovely!

  38. I love these flowers and i love your blog. It is always a really good time to read one of your post. It makes me think about my many good holidays spending in your country when i was teenager. I love hooking, cooking... I wish you an happy new year with your family.
    Sophie (from Britanny in France)

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  40. Mmmm, I love the smell of hyacinths in the house.


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