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Monday, 19 March 2012

Birthday Flowers & Milk Glass Vases

There is something so wonderfully Springtimey about tulips, don't you think?  Perhaps because the bulbs slumber in the cold ground through the winter and then burst forth as the earth begins to warm and awaken from its long sleep.  As yesterday was my birthday, Monsieur presented me with not one but two bunches of tulips. One bouquet was purple as, lately, I have been leaning towards that shade and the other one had orange petals rimmed in yellow as he cannot resist those colours especially when twinned together in a flower.  I do adore being presented with bouquets of flowers.  When I was asked what I wanted for my birthday, I found to my surprise that I couldn't think of a single thing.  All I could think was, "I want to be happy."  Does that sound childishly naive or boringly grownup?  But who can resist opening the door to a smiling face and bouquets of Spring tulips?

For some reason, the orange and the purple worked well together.  And as luck would have it, I had recently thrifted another vintage milk glass vase, this time a fluted one.  I had found my very first milk glass vase a little while ago (the one with the orange tulips) and fallen in love with it.  You can read about my adventure in acquiring it here

A milk glass vase is very forgiving as its opacity blocks from view ugly stems and one's laziness in trimming the aforesaid stems or diligently changing the water.  And it's always nice to have a pair.

And these vases are the perfect size and shape for tulips.  No fiddling or arranging or messing with flower frogs.  I am very grateful for tulips' easy beauty as they make me seem arty and clever without really being that at all.

Milk glass bud vases turn up with fair regularity in the thrifts but I was looking for one in a size that would complement the one I already had.  Plus the one vase was beginning to look a little lonely in its solitary glacial splendour.  You can imagine how thrilled I was to come across another one that fit the bill perfectly.

And of course, a birthday isn't a birthday without cake.

Tulips in pretty vintage vases and a decadent cake.  What more could a girl want?


Danavee said...

Love tulips and milk glass!

Heather said...

How lovely! Tulips are one of my favorites, and they look amazing with milk glass.

Wendy said...

Beautiful, all of it!!! Love the milk-glass!

Poppy said...

What a beautiful combination, gorgeous tulips in white milk glass!Belated birthday wishes to you:)I love tulips and yours look absolutely gorgeous.... the orange and the purple make a beautiful splash of color. And the birthday cake looks soooo yummy!Thanks for sharing this gorgeous bouquet of colors with us. Have a wonderful week!~Poppy

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Tulips are a lot of peoples' favorite flowers for so many reasons: they are pretty, they are feminine, and they represent spring and rebirth. Your tulips are lovely.

NowSoLA Vintage said...

Such a lovely vignette! The combination of the milk glass with the flowers, blue wall & beautiful wood table is so simple yet striking. Love it! Happy Birthday!
Cheers ~ Lara

chateau chic said...

Happy Birthday! The tulips are beautiful and the pop of color looks lovely in your milk glass vases.
Thanks for stopping by, Mary Alice

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

LOveleee tulips! Happy Birthday! Your milk glass vases are classic. Love things in pairs!

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Beautiful tulips!!

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Waseem said...

Tulip are my favourite....and they look amazing with glass.

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