Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cabin Fever, Tulips and a Tablescape!


Look what Cigar Man gave me for Valentines. I love em!

In the past, for birthdays and other holidays, he's given me the pre-made bouquets you buy at the grocery store. You know the ones? They usually include one rose, one lily, and LOTS of carnations. They're right pretty, but just not me. Roses have never been my pick to receive, nor lilies, and for sure not carnations. In the past, I've left subtle hints to Cigar Man that I like tulips, gladioluses, or even irises, but he's always come home with the grocery store bouquet, not a tulip, gladiolus, or iris included.

So what's different this year? Well, you know my daughter is living with us now and, well, I just mentioned to her a few days before Valentines the kind of flowers I liked. Wow! Word does get around. ;)

So I put them in this silver pedestal bowl that I had in the attic, stuffed a little moss around the top...



and VIOLA!

Don't you love em too?


It's been snowing here this week; probably like at your house if you live anywhere north of the equator.


We're running high temps from cabin fever.

(Trust me - if I'm doing Pilates, I'm suffering.)



So pulling together a tablescape around my tulips is true therapy! Can anybody relate?

I have somewhat of a tulip theme going on in my dining room. There's the tulip painting that I did in the corner, and the tapestry tulip pillows on the side chairs, and the table runner I made to match my window valance below...


which makes it even more surprising that Cigar Man didn't pick up that I like tulips.

Go figure?



Thought I'd use my wedding china this time, Wedgewood, Agincourt.





My wedding crystal is Lenox.

I've collected a few vintage bone dishes ...

...so I threw them in the mix too.

Included my green jeweled napkin rings...

checked place mats...


...a bottle of wine.

I don't know what it taste like, but it's silver and goes with my silver vase.
(Might as well be truthful with you all.)


And there you have a tablescape that hopefully compliments my gorgeous tulips which makes me happy and warm inside! Cabin Fever on the mend!

Check out other tablescapes at the gracious Susan's Tablescape Thursday!

34 comments:

podso said...

The tulips are even better in the pedestal bowl. Like your wedding china a lot! and you still have snow?

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love all your tulip things and your china is beautiful. Your tulip arrangement is gorgeous! That will give you spring fever for sure. Love & blessings from NC!

LV said...

You have so many lovely things in your home. I love the tulips everywhere. The best and most beautiful are the ones your hubby gave you.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Just gorgeous! The tulips in the silver and that beautiful china! And tablescaping is good therapy for cabin fever, I can so relate. Cindy

Sherry said...

Lovely table. The tulips in that silver bowl are wonderful!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

The tapestry pillows are gorgeous! The entire table is just lovely and the tulips are such an elegant touch. Your china is also beautiful.
♥, Susan

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh beautiful! I love your tulips real and otherwise -- I giggled about your husband not "picking up" your love of tulips!

Sharon said...

Yes kids sure know how to get the word out. Beautiful flowers!

xinex said...

The tulips are really pretty. Your hubby did good. Beautiful tablescape set around them. I love your china!..Christine

Bonnie said...

Glad you got the silver pedestal bowl out of the attic. It is beautiful! Your tulips look great.

I have cabin fever too, but our snow is gone. Still is cold so I am yearning for spring. We are so spoiled in Alabama not to have much winter.

Barbara said...

I love your tulips.

Snappy Di said...

YOu can never go wrong with tulips on the table. I love that they bloom so early in the year. Can't wait for a few to come up around here.

Lovely!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Mimi said...

Marsha, your tulips look fabulous in that silver compote...love your china, but those bone dishes are really special.

Martha said...

Beautiful tulips -- beautiful table. Tulips are my favorite for Valentines, too. And I can see from your decor that your really LOVE tulips!

mishebe said...

beautiful! Lets see more of your house... mishelle

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Great minds think alike! Your pedestal bowl is beautiful and with the tulips in it- magnificent!
Yvonne

Dining Delight said...

You did a wonderful job paying tribute to those gorgeous tulips and how special they are to you (and the guy who gave them to you!) Love your china and the wine base is gorgeous!

DD

Linda said...

Love the tulips and the table is wonderful!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Marsha...

Ohhh my...your Valentine's tulips are gorgeous, my friend! And...I love how you added them to that beautiful silver pedestal bowl...soooo pretty! They certainly make the perfect centerpiece for your pretty table! Love the tulip table runner too!!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful table with us!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Kathy said...

Tulips are my fave too. your tulip arrangement is stunning, love your tablescape and photos, looks like you are having fun despite the cabin fever.

Carol at Serendipity said...

I love tulips as well. I wish they lasted longer! I have some silk parrot tulips that I use from time to time that are quite lovely.

Your table is beautiful. Hope your cabin fever goes away.

Carol

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

I agree with all the ladies who said "love your tulip things". Indeed!!! from snow Stockholm.

So beautiful... well, I have flu here at home too.

Take care everybody...

dee dee said...

Oh my isn't this beautiful! I love your fantastic china! I would also love it if your would ever be willing to post some of your original art work with us on Art Work Friday! Your tulip is stunning! (Both the painted and real ones!)... Dee Dee

Maria said...

What a beautiful dining room you have!
Love your tablescape and your tulip arrangement ~ and ESPECIALLY ~ the LAUGHS about cigar man!
~Maria

Nancy said...

Your dining room is gorgeous...love your painting and tablerunner!

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Beautiful table, beautiful flowers, and your wedding china is gorgeous! And I think I have the very same Pilates dvd, lol! Gorgeous table!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty! You did a great job on the table setting. I love tulips - wished they would bloom longer. Our snow has melted - hope that was the last for the year.

Life Laugh Latte said...

Love your tablescape. So beautiful. Come by and watch our vlog version. Have a great day. Holly:)

Lara Harris said...

SO pretty!

Petite Little Bee said...

Love the tulips! Thanks so much for sharing. -Lia-

Maryrose said...

I am so happy you got your tulips and they look so pretty in the pedestal bowl. Aren't daughters fun? Your wedding china is gorgeous as is your table. Hopefully you will get some warm weather soon. We had some but it looks like rain tomorrow. Back to kind of winter for us.

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Tulips are one of my fav flowers! Everything is simply stunning.

Regina said...

Gorgeous photos!
Love the tulips.

HMCraig said...

Your tulip arrangement is beautiful. I also like the tulip art on your wall. Don't worry about the wine- I buy wine sometimes because I like the art on the label!