Sunday, March 02, 2014

Playing with Tulips




Buckets of fresh tulips, yellow, white, fuschia, red and pink, greeted me as I popped into the grocery store yesterday. Resist? I couldn't. I didn't even try. Three bunches of these pale pink beauties found their way into my basket.


They sit now, in a polished silver jug, on my living room mantel. I walk into the room and my eye is drawn there. I feel the corners of my mouth lifting. Grey and grizzle may reign outdoors, but tulips bloom on my mantel.

Linking to Sunlit Sunday, hosted by Karen of My Little Home and Garden, and to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Mary of The Little Red House.

43 comments:

Dawna Motz said...

Flowers always bring a smile and I love tulips as well! Enjoy them!

podso said...

Gorgeous! And such a wonderful shade of pink! You did a nice job photographing them.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Oh, Lorrie. I looked when I was in a grocery store yesterday and saw one sad looking bunch of tulips. I've been craving them and will have to try another place.

Your pink ones are soft and delicate. Although I can't see the silver jug, I can imagine it gleaming in the light. Maybe I should go on a tulip hunt right now!

Thanks for linking to Sunlit Sunday and bringing flowers.

Karen

ellen b. said...

Beautiful. I brought some sunshine in with some mini daffodils this week.

Blackberry Lane said...

I love the pale pink! Blessings to you this week.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful tulips, I love the pretty pink color. Enjoy your new week, Happy March!

EG CameraGirl said...

TULIPS! Nothing more beautiful than a bunch of tulips this time of year!

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

These pink tulips are just so darling looking! Come on spring :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful shade of pink. They really do brighten a home and bring a little Spring inside! Enjoy your week!

bettyl-NZ said...

What a great color! Love your shots.

Cheryl Thornton said...

Lorrie - your tulips are fabulous! What a nice bit of spring to add to your home - enjoy!

Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

Cheryl said...

Oh, those are beautiful! I picked up a pot of yellow ones yesterday, and, like you, I am enjoying the cheer that they bring.

Vee said...

Ahhh...very worth it for the collective smiles they bring. (I have yet to see any tulips in the market...guess they figure if we're buried in snow that no tulips are needed.)

Betty W said...

I would love to have some real flowers right now. Too much snow and having more tonight and tomorrow.

Carole Reid said...

That's it........ I'm off to buy some tulips!

Angela said...

Oh- yes! tulips- the pale pink is so fresh! I can almost smell them...

Marlys Folly said...

Tulips are one of my favorite flowers and I have seen them in the stores and have been tempted to buy them.. I need to soon as it will be a long time before mine see daylight. Coming from Sunlit Sunday.

A Garden of Threads said...

They would also make me smile, lovely colour. Have a wonderful week.Jen

Tomoko said...

Hi,Lorrie ,
What beautiful tulips! The soft, pale pink and fresh tulips are so lovely!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Oh yes tulips are the perfect thing to spring indoors. Valerie

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh pink tulips are so springy - they make me smile too.

Pamela Gordon said...

They are such a pretty and soft pink! They would make me smile too. :)

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

So pretty...especially in pink!

Rainey Shafer said...

Simply lovely mosaic!
~Rainey @ The Project Table~

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Soft pink tulips - they're beautiful and I always buy a little bunch in our winter time too!
I still polish my silver Lorrie, I know the fashion now is letting it go black... not for me!!!

Elizabethd said...

Don't they lift the spirits!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Such a beautiful, delicate pink....tulips lift my spirits...it was one of my father's favorite flowers in his garden.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

They are lovely! Sometimes we just need that little something to lift our spirit. Wishing you a wonderful week. Tammy

Cristal @ Dapple Design said...

Very pretty.

Art and Sand said...

Oh, what a luxury to buy 3 buckets of tulips. You inspire me to pick up some pretty flowers when I am out on errands today.

That pork tenderloin looks fantastic. I am going to show that picture to Steve as inspiration for my dinner tonight.

WendyBee said...

Sooo pretty! I'll be looking for some at my grocer's, and definitely some fragrant hyacinths.
Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. My posts are so erratic, I'm not sure anyone comes along and reads, but somehow I can always count on you. Lovely to have a friend so far away....

Cathy Lallis said...

Lovely pictures you created with the beautiful tulips. I know spring is coming.

Kathy said...

Pretty pretty!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty mosaic - Thanks for sharing the beautiful tulips!
Their prediction was right - we got the ice, sleet, snow and bitter temps.
Enjoy your evening.

Donna said...

Such soft and delicate colors!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Tulips are truly one of my favorite flowers!

Anna-Karin Eriksson said...

I love tulips, they give such a feeling of spring! Lovely pictures!!
//Scaniatjejen
http://www.scaniatjejen.se

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

Now there is a smile on my face...pretty tulips!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

oh so pretty

Friko said...

I’ve treated myself to a bunch of reddy/silvery ones. There also sitting on the mantel.
Can’t wait for the home grown ones.

Mary Cromer said...

So so very beautiful!

kyllimarjaana said...

Feels happy!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

I can't resist playing with tulips either!
lovely - thanks for sharing yours !