{floral friday}

{floral friday #80}

Welcome to this week's {floral friday}!

A few weeks ago, when doing our weekly grocery shopping, I stumbled upon this pink poinsettia. I LOVED (still do) the color and couldn't leave the store without it. ;) So much prettier than the red version, I think.

A few facts about the princettia Poinsettia:

  • Poinsettias are the most popular of the holiday plants.
  • They are also known by other names such as 'Christmas flower', 'lobster flower', and 'Mexican flame leaf'.
  • Poinsettias are native to southern Mexico and Central America.
  • The bright petals of Poinsettias, which look like flowers, are actually the bunch of upper leaves of the plant, called bracts.
  • Poinsettia was named after the former US ambassador to Mexico, Dr. Joel R. Poinsett who introduced the Poinsettia to the United States. {source}
  • The Poinsettia will flower for up to 6 months during the colder months of the year.

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14 Comments

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    Nana Diana
    Friday November 16th, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    Gorgeous! Where I lived in FL they grew wild and would grow right up to the windowsills. xo Diana

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday November 17th, 2012 at 07:41 PM

      Ooh, that must have been beautiful!! ;)
      Thanks for your sweet words, Diana!
      I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Amanda
    Saturday November 17th, 2012 at 02:24 PM

    Oh it definitely looks more beautiful that the red version, I must keep an eye out for one!

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl
    Saturday November 17th, 2012 at 09:02 PM

    Gorgeous!! Now I’m in the mood to get some poinsettias for my house–this pink is so soft and lovely.

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    Elisabeth Andrée
    Sunday November 18th, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Hello Vanessa,
    There are not many flowers I dislike …but poinsettias…:(
    In any case, you have some stunning pictures and I must admit that the pink is a beautiful shade.
    Hope you enjoy your Sunday!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday November 18th, 2012 at 10:17 PM

      Haha, Andrée! I feel ya on the Poinsettias. I usually really dislike them as well, until I saw the pink ones. ;)
      I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend and will have a great start into the new week!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Paula@SweetPea
    Sunday November 18th, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    So pretty! I like to get a poinsettia early in the season so that I can enjoy it a long while.

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    Katie
    Sunday November 18th, 2012 at 03:39 PM

    I love the pink poinsettias! Gorgeous!

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    Amy*
    Monday November 19th, 2012 at 02:20 PM

    Holy Gorgeous! Definitely much prettier than the traditional red (I’m a non-traditional Christmas colors kind of girl). LOVE these! TFS!

    Amy*

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Monday November 19th, 2012 at 10:03 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Amy! :)
      I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far!
      xo! Vanessa

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