When we returned home, my paperwhites had exploded and looked fantastic. I was so happy to finally find a few of the flowering bulbs at Bill's House of Flowers on Broadway last week. I had tried a few other shops and was told they didn't carry them (one florist hadn't even heard of them). The same scenario played out in Ottawa last Christmas - poinsettias and amaryllis were ubiquitous, but there were no paperwhites to be found.
We made out like bandits in the gift department - our family spoiled us with their generosity as usual. I'll post a few of the design/decor related goodies in the next few days. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday - all the best in 2012! :)