Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tulips!

I was hankering after yellow flowers the other day - I know I'm not alone! I have some bulbs indoors which are coming along nicely, but I nearly gave in and bought a bunch of cut daffodils in Intermarché for 5€50, when I noticed these, for only 3€90! They're whole plants, which means I'll be able to plant the bulbs in the garden for next year. The boys think the fact that they're in a chamber pot is quite hysterical, and spent some time chanting the word 'gazunder' when I reminded them what it meant... sigh...
To go with this little token of Spring, I've brought out the hand-painted cups I picked up in Edinburgh a while back.
I love 1930s china....
And wouldn't you say Sarah's lovely bird sets it all off so well, even going with our little vintage lamp?
The house feels ready for spring, now. I gather that Candlemas/Imbolc (which was yesterday) marks the exact half-way point between midwinter and the Spring Solstice, and heralds the beginning of looking forward to Easter rather than back to Christmas. Perfect timing for my tulips, then!
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Yesterday's galette and crèpe fest for la Chandeleur went very well, by the way. I am getting the hang of the funny spatula but it will be a while before I'm as good as my French friends at spreading a perfect galette! No of course I didn't take any photos - that would have been organised...
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15 comments:

Serenata said...

Lovely tulips, I'm loving the colour yellow at the moment. The little hand painted cups are very pretty as well. A lovely display to look forward to spring.

Nana Go-Go said...

Tesco was selling 5 cut daffodils the other day for £2....I resisted!

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

Oh very Spring-like! I love that plate, so pretty. But I can't help thinking those lovely tulips need some of that fluffy moss stuff around their feet to keep snug. They just look a little lost in that chamber pot. If your ancesters could see that pot on the mantle, what would they think?!! I do hope Spring comes to you soon.

Green thumb said...

I think the Tulips are a bargain, as 3 mini bulbs costed € 2 at the flower shop!
They look lovely into the chamber pot..I wonder if you have the whole set.
xxx

Elizabethd said...

Tulips are always such a sign of Spring to come. I must see what our local suoermarket has today. They have been selling very expensive hothouse roses lately, so havent bothered.

beck said...

I love the way you decorate your home to fit with the seasons or celebrations, festivities and moments in time. Always different and pretty Floss! I love yellow flowers, but strangely, not in my garden. Exceptions being daffodils and jonquils. Hope you are getting some sunny days too xo

Autumn Mist said...

Tulips are my all time favourite flowers, I have some pale peachy/orangey ones in my kitchen right now, but as they're on the kitchen table, thank goodness they're not in a chamber pot, it would put you off your lunch, wouldn't it? And 'gazunder' is a word I haven't heard in some years!

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

I loved your decor, with the chamber pot and all. It made it look nice and very playful at the same time.

It seems we are all longing for Spring. Right now, the temperature here is 6F (-15C)!

Have a great day!

Jane and Chris said...

A gazunder as decor? What would my grandmother have said?
Well I think it's great!
Jane x

Sherri B. said...

Your tulips are beautiful. We don't have Candlemas here in the U.S., but what a wonderful idea, to look forward to Spring and not back.

Maggie said...

Your tulips are lovely, a sign that Spring isn't that far off now.
I bought some at the market today too, they always seem to brighten up a gloomy day.

Heidi said...

Isn't it amazing how flowers can cheer us up!!
I love all your yellow cups and dishes.

Anne said...

Lovely tulips and china. :-) I haven't seen any tulips in our stores yet. Can't wait. :-) They do cheer up things a bit.

SharDon Exclusives said...

Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement and compassion! My son will go in for surgery on Feb 15th. Bless you richly,
Sharon

silverpebble said...

I love how you've popped your tulips in a little enamel 'pot'! Your china is so so pretty Floss. The flowers are a treat to see.