This ran down the center of the craft room.
Tiny baby poinsettias! I would have bought a couple, but they are poisonous to cats.
This grouping was around a fountain.
This is called Sparkling Punch
This is Orange Spice
This is Ice Punch
And I did not see the name of this kind
I did not expect to buy anything, but I did. I could not resist it! What do you think it is? I will show you on my next post!
The Legend of the Poinsettia
The legend of the poinsettia comes from Mexico. It tells of a girl named Maria and her little brother Pablo. They were very poor. Each year a large manger scene was set up in the village church, and the days before Christmas were filled with parades and parties. The two children loved Christmas, but were always saddened because they had no money to buy presents. They especially wished that they could give something to the church for the Baby Jesus. But they had nothing.
One Christmas Eve, they set out for church to attend the service. On their way they picked some weeds growing along the roadside, and took them as their gift to the Baby Jesus in the manger scene. They were teased by other children when they arrived with their gift, but they said nothing for they knew they had given what they could. Maria and Pablo began placing the green plants around the manger and miraculously, the green top leaves turned into bright red petals, and soon the manger was surrounded by beautiful star-like flowers and so we see them today.
From that day on, the bright red flowers were known as the Flores de Noche Buena, or Flowers of the Holy Night, for they bloomed each year during the Christmas season.