Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tulips & Such

Hello everyone,
On these cold wintry days it is so nice to enjoy some of the pleasures of spring with bouquets of tulips etc. The beautiful tulips above were a gift from a sweet new friend.

                              You might notice my Christmas plaids have been changed to red & white toile in our bedroom.

                           I love this teapot with the little bird on top with the white tulips.

                           They did make the rounds-my lovely bouquet! (Thank you,Snow!)

             I am off to Summerside with my daughter and Lucas for a few hours this morning so I better bundle up and be off!

Thank you for visiting,



Jeanne said...

Beautiful spring tulips. Thank you for sharing. Much love and many blessings.
Love Jeanne

Menthe Blanche said...

I can smell the sweet scent of your flowers! Thank you ;)


Beautiful tulips!

Lavender Cottage said...

The tulips look lovely in various parts of your home. They're on sale here at the grocery store so I may have to treat myself.

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Beautiful tulips... the promise of Springtime.
Thanks for sharing.
Cheers, Gee

My Little Home and Garden said...

I adore tulips!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Lovely, Carolyn! I just saw tulips at the grocery store the other day and did a double take since I wasn't expecting to see them yet. I may have to pick up a pot next time I'm there.

Deborah said...

Have a wonderful day Carolyn!
I love tulips and yours are so pretty and soft.
They add such a lovely touch to your home. What a kind friend to bring you some ;)
I love your tea pot...so adorable.
Warms hugs to you on a cold winters day!

All my heart,
Deborah xoxo

Susan said...

Oh, Carolyn. Sweet, sweet bouquets. Love the whites in white container. Love the toile in the bedroom. Love. Great job. Susan

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn...I loved your tulip post this morning. They look so wonderful in your beautiful home!

I thought I would share a Tulip poem I wrote a few years ago. Have a delightful day! Love, Linda

The tulip has great strength as it pokes up from the sod
The strong green leaves surround the bud and acts as a façade

Then as the leaves spread open and the colored heads appear
The beauty of God’s planning often cause my eyes to tear

The jagged edge is lacy as it gently opens wide
And as it does,… you will be blessed …by the beauty found inside

The stamen stands so proudly in the center as on cue
And the colors vary greatly in the star shaped colored hue

Their splendor is a statement, yet in a simple way
They give a casual beauty to a lovely new spring day

I clip each color gently as I picture my display
I gather quite a bounty and they form a big bouquet

They grace my table sweetly as they stand so straight and tall
And then with time they curtsey and they take a humble fall

It’s like they’re bowing over to give their quiet nod
To their talented Creator,…to the Great Almighty God

Each time I see a tulip…. my heart is drawn to Him
So I think I’ll plant more tulips… and let the praise begin!

By Linda Hogeland Feb. 2009

shabby schweiz said...

Wow, soooooo beautiful pictures!!!
Big hug

Deb said...

They are simply beautiful. Next to daisies, I love the white tulips. Your tea-pot with the bird is so, so pretty. It would be a favorite, I am sure. Love to drop by, Carolyn. Always a treat for the eyes. Deb

Carolyn said...

Hi Linda,
That is a beautiful poem you have written-thank you for sharing it!

Thank you everyone for your sweet notes.


Fiore said...

I loved this post so much.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tulips!

Pétales de fée said...

Magnifique atmosphère !

Anne said...

So beautiful Carolyn!And those tulips are amazing too!Stay warm!

Beth said...

Your tulips are so beautiful, Carolyn! You are an artist in so many different ways. Stay warm! Not easy! Hope to see you skating soon, Carolyn.
Blessings, Beth

Shabby soul said...

Darling Carolyn, you made a so lovely vignette in the bedroom! And a so 'springy' air in your home!

Olive said...

The tulips are gorgeous. They are one bulb I cannot grow here either.

Mari said...

Such pretty tulips...
Your pictures are sooooo beautiful ;)

Big smiles~

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Carolyn,
More loveliness. Each picture has something special and I enjoy taking my time with each one.
xo Ruthie

Francesca said...

Adoro i tulipani!!
E anche questo blog!



Loraine Living said...

So nice and so spring ... Love it !!
Enjoy the week ;) greetings Diana

amit said...

Really Amazing arrangements of Tulips.Your home is looking like beautiful fresh flowers gallery . Tulips, one of the most beautiful fresh flowers in the globe. I just love it.