january flowers

by Sharon Santoni

Here are my January flowers, in my brand new vase that was one of my very favourite Christmas gifts , something that my husband kindly slipped beneath the tree for me.  I’d been looking at these iconic Tse & Tse tube vases for years, and now I have one, YAY!

Since Christmas it has been on my kitchen window sill, with assorted festive flowers, but today I wanted a touch of Spring, and a I splashed out on some tulips and Antirrhinums from the florists.  I added a couple of purple carnations too, and voila.  This vase can be used as a long line, or as a curve or even scrunched up in a dense group.  I am loving it.

So here are my January flowers for you, I’ll be doing this every month, showing you what is either in season in my garden, or during these winter months, what my florist has to offer.  How about you, what flowers are you finding right now?


audrey friedman January 18, 2018 - 2:57 pm

Beautiful, as always…..

Darby January 18, 2018 - 2:59 pm

one thing I took back from my trip to France Last year was always having fresh flowers in my home. I find it so important when the weather outside is so cold or stormy!

Taste of France January 18, 2018 - 3:05 pm

Great idea for a vase–as a string, as a bunch. So many different effects. I particularly like the way it looks stretched out, like a garden walk across the table.

Ginger January 18, 2018 - 3:06 pm

Such a great idea for a vase! Love it!

Shea Prospero January 18, 2018 - 3:06 pm

Love this display of flowers. Do you know where your husband purchased it? Maybe online?

Sharon Santoni January 18, 2018 - 6:00 pm

Actually he purchased it locally here Shea, but I believe that Tse & Tse sell on line too 🙂


Shea January 18, 2018 - 6:34 pm

Perfect! Thank you.

Bobby Kurzweil January 18, 2018 - 6:25 pm

Wondering if TseTse has a shop in Paris, as I hope to be visiting this year. I’d love to do some shopping there…
On another note, I love every one of your postings!

Stormy January 18, 2018 - 3:11 pm

Temperature has been averaging 10 degrees Fahrenheit here in upstate New York with plenty of snow so last Thursday I popped into the flower shop and bought myself a bunch of tulips. They have made me smile everyday for a week. Worth every penny!

Laurence Parish January 18, 2018 - 3:17 pm

Such beautiful flower display and the colours go so well with the chandelier!

Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things January 18, 2018 - 3:20 pm

So pretty! Here in NC, the Fresh Market grocery store has a pretty good selection of flowers, from tulips to roses to peonies!

jane January 18, 2018 - 3:21 pm

Absolutely stunning! Could you please share the size of your TseTse vases?

Sharon Santoni January 18, 2018 - 6:17 pm

Hi Jane, this vase is their April vase. 21 interlocking tubes, 15cm high, and about 70 cm long Hope that helps 🙂

jane January 18, 2018 - 7:12 pm

Perfect!Thank you Sharon.

Carol January 18, 2018 - 3:26 pm

Very interesting vase! I too have fresh flowers in the house year round. They bring such joy!

franki January 18, 2018 - 3:38 pm

Orchids…orchids in every room AND last years (which I just plopped in a huge urn) are just ready to re-bloom!! Luv your tablescape!! franki

Sharon January 18, 2018 - 3:49 pm

Your flowers assure me that spring will come. It’s hard to imagine as we have been hovering at zero or below degrees for more than a month. I can tell you, however,that my orchids are about to bloom.

Deborah Lindsay January 18, 2018 - 4:17 pm

Love this!! Reminds me of our trip and the bubble vases. Xo

Dottie Monta January 18, 2018 - 4:18 pm

Love when dear ones keep “likes” in pectore until the perfect moment! My sister does this and surprises me in the sweetest ways. Your husband pays attention, and the result here has us all dazzled. What a welcome sight on a snowbound day!

AFN January 18, 2018 - 4:25 pm

Roses blooming in my Arizona garden, aromatic.
Orchids inside in all rooms. Your vase and display
Inspiring. Thanks Sharon.

Naomi Du Toit January 18, 2018 - 4:26 pm

Where I am in Cape Town, South Africa, we have such a serious drought and water restrictions. My poor garden is a desert. Still love looking at your and all flowers though…. hoping and praying for rain for us!

Julie January 18, 2018 - 4:27 pm

Lovely! Do you have any other pictures of the chandelier that’s in the photo? I love those multi color baubles!

Madeline January 18, 2018 - 4:33 pm

Love your flowers and especially your favorite Christmas gift

Carolyn from Vancouver January 18, 2018 - 5:07 pm

Fresh cut flowers, so french, so lovely!

Marilyn January 18, 2018 - 5:53 pm

Love this vase oh so much. Tulips are showing up at my market. Daffodils and crocus are beginning to peak through the ground in my yard.

Roxane Lacroix January 18, 2018 - 5:57 pm

Stunning vase and so versatile! It makes all the flowers look so delicate. You must have been so pleased to see this under your Christmas tree. I have a bouquet of faded tulips on my desk right now, reluctant to let them go. They have their own by-gone beauty with their crispness and crinkling when I touch them. I purchase my bouquets from the local grocery store because they usually have nice flowers, although not a spectacular selection. I must motivate myself to driving to the local florists across the river.

Deborah January 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

Roxanne I agree – I love fresh flowers, but I also love the beauty of fading flowers. I tend to keep them until they are disintegrating ( although I may move them to a less public area!)

Hilary January 18, 2018 - 6:13 pm

Flowers are lovely, but…please show the chandelier.
Wow !

MarilynL January 18, 2018 - 6:29 pm

A lovely thoughtful gift. Tulips for me today.

Marsha January 18, 2018 - 7:26 pm

Thoughtful and wonderful husband !
Love the different in those tiny tubes just dancing in the light. So whimsical and fun.
Love U2 !!!!

Vicky from Athens January 18, 2018 - 9:06 pm

I, too, am curious about the baubles on the chandelier. They draw the eye from the color and beauty of the flowers all the way up to the ceiling.

Susan January 18, 2018 - 9:37 pm

Beautiful arrangement! I really want a vase like this! Brand?

Lenore January 18, 2018 - 10:41 pm

I can hardly wait for Spring to arrive! I have been pouring through seed and flower catalogs deciding on which flowers (and veges) I will be growing this year. January is the month the catalogs always arrive and the offerings are so tempting. I am going to start a new cutting garden this summer so I will have plenty of flowers to enjoy and share with friends. I am in the northern US and it has been very cold and snowy. The catalogs are a welcome reprieve to all the gray skies. Flowers always perk up my day. I especially enjoy oriental lilies in the vase. I have been able to keep them for 2 weeks and they smell delicious! My daffodils will be coming up mid April and I can hardly wait. I have hundreds of them naturalized along the woods. As always Sharon, your photos are wonderful. Thank you.

stacey snacks January 18, 2018 - 10:47 pm

Henry has been able to store my amaryllis bulbs (wrapped in newspaper in the refrigerator) year after year so each week I have beautiful blooms from my old plants!

I must have flowers indoors during the winter months, as well as brightly colored foods, otherwise I might wilt. 😉

Deborah January 18, 2018 - 11:16 pm

The amaryllis from December is blooming again. Last week I bought a bunch of pussy willows and long-stemmed tulips from the florist for the hall table. Today I picked up a big bunch of tulips from the grocery store for the dining room table. The bright colors are cheering up the short grey days!

Jan Drury January 19, 2018 - 1:56 am

Christmas Lillie’s are still available her in Aus. and look beautiful and smell amazing. Flowers are my one special purchase each week, they give me so much joy and remind me of my old garden. The temperature here is 42 degrees c. Very hot, those poor tennis players! Cheers!

Fiona B January 19, 2018 - 3:32 am

Sadly after a number of really hot windy days all my flowers have turned to pot pourri on the bush! Had to go to the florist for my favourite white alstroemerias just so I have something during this ghastly weather….even the weeds are turning up their toes. I really like your sinuous vase….mmm, that would only take me up to 34 vases…so what is one more eh!

Victoria Savu January 19, 2018 - 3:41 am

Very unique and lovely vase. I still have my evergreens and poinsettias out but I’m already looking forward to Spring so this week I am going to go out and look for tulips at the florist. I grow so many flowers during the summer and have so many bouquets in the house all summer that I do really miss not having fresh flowers. Even might go to a greenhouse this week, although there’s not much to see it just makes you feel good to see the promise of what spring is going to bring. Thank you for your lovely pictures today. Love Victoria

Pauline from Phillip Island January 19, 2018 - 4:49 am

I would also like to discover more about your beautiful chandelier. Could you please show some more pictures and tell us if it is possible to purchase something similar. I have never seen such gorgeous colours.
Thank you for the beauty you add to my day.

Sandra at Maison De Jardin January 19, 2018 - 1:51 pm

Lovely vase and lovely blooms. Just a single bloom can chase the winter away. Thank you for the beauty you bring into our world.

Janice Rivenburg January 20, 2018 - 12:45 am

What beautiful, cheerful flowers! I absolutely love that vase, too!! Thank you for the photos of your beautiful, uplifting flowers. We’ve had such a bitter winter here in Webster, NY, that I am anxiously awaiting spring and the awakening of my garden!!!

Karen Abel January 20, 2018 - 12:45 am

I have quite a few vases but would certainly like to add one as lovely as you have to my collection. Flowers gracing the house is the only way to get through the long winter months. Thank you for all the beauty you have shared with us!


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