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?
I'm liking up with Apron Thrift Girl, A Stroll Thru Life, Knick of Time, My Romantic Home, French Country Cottage, Thrifty Groove.