Flower of the Week
Chick it out …

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.


  1. Tricia Rose says:

    Let’s see: was Audrey Hepburn Dutch? That would explain the linkup…but maybe she was Belgian….

  2. Liz says:

    Does that thing qualify as a “chicken” simply because it has a beak? That is some freaky looking chicken.

    I do like it though. It has character.

  3. Leslie says:

    You crack me up!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Leslie! Thanks for visiting my little blog. It is my goal to crack people up. And to meet Brett Michaels of 80’s hair band Poison. But mainly to crack people up while teaching them a few things. While waiting to meet Brett Michaels of 80’s hair band Poison.

  4. Langela says:

    We have a tulip festival this weekend in a town north of us. They have literally thousands of tulips. But because it has been unusually warm this spring, they only have about a third of them left. Mine have been gone for a couple of weeks now. It was fun while it lasted!

  5. Love the chicken, it’s fab! I need to plant some tulips for next Spring…

    • Karen says:

      Thank you! And I haven’t forgotten about your “Ask Karen” question. The answer is coming!

      • Langela says:

        What about mine? I’m still circling the solution. Waiting to see the sun go down today to see if my latest trick worked.

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