Home Decor, Tulip Love

Every Spring I fall in love with tulips all over again…

There is something about Spring tulips

that just makes my heart sing,

and I love to fill my home with them

For Easter I wanted to have tulips on the kitchen island

as the centerpiece for our lunch buffet

I got purple and pink/orange tulips

and put them in a vase tied with coordinating ribbons

I did buy them early in the week,

and kept them in the refrigerator for a couple of days,

and then on Thursday before Easter I trimmed them

and put them out, hoping they would open up

and be perfect for Easter Sunday…

Saturday night they looked great, but Sunday morning…

Oh my!

“Why are your tulips falling over?” asked HHjr…

“Hey Gigi, what happened to your flowers?” asked Big E

What to do?!?

Luckily just then, DD and her family arrived …


Charlie Brown had an armful of tulips for me!

Perfect, fresh tulips to the rescue!

I trimmed them and stuck them right in with their droopy cousins

and the centerpiece was saved!

Over the course of the next few days,

I had so much fun watching them dance and change…

Everyday they seemed to get bigger and crazier!

I think the thing I like best about tulips

is that they seem to have their own free will,

you can arrange them anyway you like,

but they won’t stay that way!

Reflections, a tulip painting tutorial here

You can see more tulip dancing in The Case of the Curious Tulips here

Tulip Tumblers Spring gift idea/ tutorial here

🌷💕 Tulip Love! 💕🌷

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41 Responses to “Home Decor, Tulip Love”
  1. I adore beautiful tulips too, but can’t keep them at home because they are poisonous for cats. Your tulip painting looks so lovely, Jenna.

  2. BERNADETTE says:

    Jenna, I loved the crazy stage of the tulips. I learned if you put a penny in the vase the tulips stand up straight. Of course, you will miss the messy, beautiful stage if you do this.

  3. That is what I love about tulips, they have a mind of their own and dance to their own music. Yours are beautiful. Have a wonderful Sunday, Jenna!

  4. I love tulip time, and you’ve caught it beautifully! Mine are just starting to blossom, so I am happy! PS Love the vase with the single-stem holes!

  5. Alycia Nichols says:

    Hi! I love the look of open, droopy tulips! They take on a personality all their own at that stage. Maybe because I’m in the “autumn of my life” and getting to be a bit droopy myself.😉 You’ve captured the look beautifully in your “Reflections” painting of tulips not perfectly closed. I love it! 🌷 Tulips are such a happy, versatile bloom, and I enjoy using them year round in arrangements. There’s just something special about Spring that makes me want to go wild, and I see you feel the same!

  6. Pattie says:

    I LOVE tulips, just cannot get enough of them. Yours are so beautiful and colorful. I have a tulipiere that I wish I could use more often than just the spring. Beautiful post!

    • Thank you Pattie, me too! I actually bought some pretty faux tulips and other flowers that I use in my tulipiere when I don’t have real ones, so I can enjoy it more often…

  7. Rita C. says:

    I do love the free will of tulips. Very pretty arrangement, in all its forms!

  8. lulu says:

    I view tulips as sculptures because of the way they rearrange themselves from day to day.

  9. Your tulip painting is lovely. I too love tulips but have never had much luck with keeping them fresh and ALIVE for very long! LOL! My oldest daughter buys fresh flowers weekly and places them on her kitchen counter. We both love fresh bougets. I hope your week is wonderful to you. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    • Thanks so much Cindy, yes, tulips seem to have a shorter life span than other flowers, but this time of year they are very inexpensive so I love to indulge…fresh flowers make such a difference in how your house feels!

  10. Beautiful tulips on the table. Love your painting too.

  11. lghiggins says:

    Your tulips certainly had a mind of their own, but I like their wild abandon!

  12. Your fluffy tulips are spectacular, standing up or drooping down. I rather like it when they have that droop (especially with the tall ones in the middle.) They’re one of my favorites, too — bet you can’t guess why! COLOR! So many colors and it doesn’t matter what you mix together (loved your combo) — they’re all good. I really loved every photo!

  13. Judee says:

    I always love when my tulips pop up in the spring. They are colorful and cheerful. Yours looks so pretty. I read somewhere that a little sugar and a little white vinegar in the water will help prolong the life of flower.

  14. rawsonjl says:

    Oh I just LOVE tulips! All of yours are just beautiful.

  15. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    I agree with you, Jenna, tulips are so beautiful! Such the perfect spring welcome. Your bouquet turned out gorgeous. Sometimes, tulips have a mind of their own, but they are still pretty, it’s fun to see what will happen. Have a wonderful week!

  16. Kim says:

    Love your tulips Jenna – even the “wayward ones” – such fun and such pretty colors! And I love love love your painting! And the bunny holding the ribbon carrot with greens is adorable – did you make that? So cute! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

    • Thanks so much Kim, tulips are such delightful flowers! I did not make the ceramic bunny but doesn’t he look cute sitting on faux lettuce holding his carrot? I can’t believe it’s almost May!

  17. Mary says:

    So pretty Jenna, droopy cousins and all! Tulips grow in the vase and reach towards the light and it’s fun to watch the transformation. I searched out pre-1982 pennies to experiment with the copper in the water trick and it didn’t work for me. Best to trim them and change the water often. I’m smitten with your MKC tulipiere! ♥

  18. Jill Kuhn says:

    Tulips and daffodils mean Spring has arrived in my opinion! Lovely colors for your tulips! 🌷💕

  19. CONGRATS Jenna! I chose your post to be FEATURED at the Crafty Creators Link Party 17 hosted by Life as a LEO Wife on Thursday at 6am central. I co-hosted with Niki during the month of April and although I’m not co-hosting party 17, I’d like to invite you over to my blog where I host several different parties!

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