Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Why I Love Tulip Time

For it is a chance to use my tulipiers. A vase with special holes to hold tulip stems. Dating from at least Colonial times, tulipiers showcase tulips as no other vase can.

And what better place to display the vases than on my bedroom mantle.

Mine, of course, are not antique but a rather new purchase from Gumps. But an on sale purchase for whenever you find them, even if they are new, they are usually dear. These were, although the sale price did help a bit, but since I have yearned for a pair for so long, I decided that now was the time!
Alas, these tulips are not from my garden -- the daffodils have just started to bloom. It will be a while for the tulips. No, these came from Costco, still in bud, they should last quite a long time.
I like the way that the tulipiers hold down each end of the mantle -- without flowers they are nice pieces of blue and white. With tulips, they are spectacular!

We love birds at Linderhof and they seem to alite in many different places. Both of these are from Nell Hills, bought a couple of years apart. Nothing says spring like birds and flowers. We shall enjoy our tulips both outside and inside this spring.

11 comments:

KinaBolina said...

The tulips are beautiful, but I am most taken with your mirror. It is idyllic!

Debbie at Mountain Breaths said...

Martha, I love your tulipier. Great way to display tulips! I could go wild at Nell Hill's, and can see why you chose the birds.

KBeau said...

I like that tulipier, and I love tulips.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Thanks for visiting my MM post. This is the first time, I have visited your blog. I have never heard of tulipiers before. Perhaps I have seen them and just not know their purpose. Now I am a more informed consumer. I like all of your posts. May I add you as a favorite?

Mary said...

Martha, I've never seen a tulipier before. What a beautiful way to display them.

marty39 said...

Oh the tulipiers are just gorgeous. I don't think I have ever seen these, or if I have I didn't know what they were. Yours are just so lovely and the tulips are beautiful. What a gorgeous mantel and display. Thanks for stopping by my MM Bdrm and your gracious comments. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your mantle looks so pretty, and those tulipers are wonderful. The birds are beautiful. You are looking like Spring at your house, and it's so inspiring. I've got to get out my little tulipier and go buy some tulips. laurie

Linda said...

Martha, those tulipiers (a good French word) are so sweet - love them. They really show off the tulips beautifully. Linda

Susan said...

Now I have to keep an eye out for something else my husband thinks I don't need! I love it!

The Bramble Patch said...

I love your tulipier. I haven't seen one in years. Your mantle is gorgeous. I adore your blog :)

Becky said...

Martha, I love your tulipiers. Such great pieces and they go so well at Linderhof. I'm so glad you were able to find these.