My true love gave to me, NINE paperwhite shoots, EIGHT pine cones, SEVEN vessels of ornaments, SIX Fraser fir arrangements, FIVE Mattie Windsors, FOUR scrabble boards, THREE burlap stockings, TWO strands of wine cork garland, and ONE monogrammed wreath for our front door.



Only nine short days ago, I “planted” my paperwhite bulbs and tucked them away in a dark, cool closet to take root.  The bulbs are already proudly displaying nine tall shoots, and I expect the narcissus blooms to arrive just in time for Christmas!