I have to apologize. More tulips. I can’t help it. Honestly, I can’t help it. I was recently diagnosed as a tulipaholic. By my, you know, um … Budiatrist.
Having tulips around the house makes me feel just like Audrey Hepburn. Sometimes when I gaze at them I even catch myself raising my hand to my neck to touch my pearls. Once my fingers hit that weird skin that’s getting kind of chicken-like, I usually snap out of it. I have no actual proof that Audrey Hepburn even liked tulips, let alone that they were her favourite flower, but in my head Audrey Hepburn was always surrounded by tulips so … that’s that as far as my brain is concerned.
As mentioned here, gathering these tulips took more time than it would take most people to tweeze all of their own body hair. While wearing mittens.
So please enjoy … the last of the tulips.
Don’t restrict yourself to just putting flowers in vases. Pull out anything that’ll hold water and give it a try. Tea cups, pencil holders, milk bottles, antique prosthetic legs (just seeing if you’re paying attention). Life’s way more fun when you find unique ways to use things you already own.
This chicken flower vase, by the way, is my most favourite gravy boat. Which is actually a vintage water pitcher.
It is one of the things I found while stalking some garage sale at about 5 a.m. one Saturday morning. I completely intended to sell it at my antique market booth, but never did. For obvious reasons. As much as I love the calmness of all things contemporary, without a vintage chicken pitcher thrown in, it’s a bit boring isn’t it? I am fairly certain Audrey Hepburn would approve.