Sunday, May 2, 2010

Tulips Two Ways

Tulips are one of my favorite flowers........





They look lovely no matter how they are arranged... here they are in a crystal vase.


For a fun transformation and one you'd spend a pretty penny on at the florist, here's what you need:

A large clear vase, (mine is rectangular, but you can use a regular shape), a smaller clear vase that fits inside the large one with a little room to spare...
....and one or two oranges....



This is what you do:

Put your flowers and water in the small vase...
Put that vase inside the large vase...
Then pour some water into the large vase (half way full)
Cut your orange into thin slices...drop them in between the large and small vase. They need to be wedged tightly, or they'll float....



...And Voila, Tah Dah and Presto...



You've made a designer arrangement.....








Head over to Susan's BNOTP for more !

42 comments:

Linda said...

That is beautiful!

Cathy said...

Oh...I love tulips too and your yellow ones are gorgeous! Your idea of using the fruit is wonderful...I am doing it!

Off to buy some tulips and fruit;)!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Allison Shops said...

How pretty! I've seen this done w/lemons, but not oranges. I like it! Dropping by from BNOTP.

Allison
Atticmag

Shelia said...

Oh, Lordy have mercy! This is so beautiful! I love the look of the orange slices and this would have folks saying - how did she do this!
I've missed you!! Glad to see you've posted!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Okau, I have to admit, I almost did not check out your link because of the tulip picture. But, boy, am I glad that I did. This is a wonderful idea.

Meredith said...

Love this beautiful and simple arrangement! Thanks for stopping by and weighing in on our curtain dilemma!

Susan said...

Very unique! Sincerely, Susan

Deanna said...

Absolutely darling!!! Really like this and think you've done a super job.

God Bless,
D from homehaven

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Lately I can not get enough of organes... I might be tempted to grab one and eat it :)

Wonderful DIY --- very spring-ful.

If you ever get a chance stop on over to our spot and join us on Friday -- Finding Beauty... looks like that would be right up your alley :)

Claudia

xinex said...

Very pretty!...Christine

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I like it, such a fun idea with Mother's Day this weekend!

Barbara said...

I really like it.

Gypsy Purple said...

Very very pretty!!

susan said...

This looks beautiful! I love using fruit in flower arrangements. I recently saw one at flower show with brussel sprouts in the vase :)

Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points said...

Oh that's lovely! And I love tulips, they're one of my favorite flowers.

I did a similar treatment once with lemons and cranberries for a holiday candle centerpiece.

Gorgeous!

Justine said...

Now where did you get this idea? It's absolutely a knock-out, Rose!

Justine :o )

Sue said...

Oh Rose you are too clever...what a great idea...hope this finds you fully recovered from your big night out at Folks!! my gosh their food is terrible...I think I did better with the shroom pizza....

Abuela4 said...

You never cease to amaze me. This is beautiful and I do love yellow tulips. Love, abuela4

Cottage Rose said...

That is so beautiful looking,, thanks for sharing it with us... I love the yellow tulips,,, have a great week

Hugs;
Alaura

DesignTies said...

I love tulips!! And they look wonderful and fresh with your orange-slices vase!!

Thanks so much for dropping by and commenting on our yard transformation - I'm so looking forward to planting shrubs, flowers (tulips!!) and shimmery grasses!!

Be sure to drop by DesignTies tomorrow because we're having a Mother's Day Giveaway!!
Victoria

Donna said...

I love how the orange slices look! Beautiful photos!
Donna

Debbie said...

That is an awesome idea, I would not have thought of that! I just love blog land and all the cool ideas I get to steal:) Hope you had a wonderful day! Debbie

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh Rose...how pretty! I will have to try that one! Hmmm... I think I will be at the GW putting vases inside of each other! lol Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Chatty Crone said...

I love tulips too. They are so pretty. What a fabulous idea with the oranges. It was gorgeous.

Sandie

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

Very pretty! My daughter used to do wedding flowers and she did a lot of fruit with flowers. We also put varigated hosta leaves inside the clear vase; it hides oasis well. Another trick is to fill a glass container with whole fruit and then set a clear plastic tray on top of it; put the flower arrangement on top, using oasis. That makes a gorgeous table centerpiece. Maybe you will have fun with those ideas. I am a lazy slob and don't do much flower arranging any more; I think daughter wore me out on it!

rose said...

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Tardevil said...

I was visiting Cindy @ My Romantic Home & found that she said her patio was listed as #9 on HGTV's Outdoor Rooms on a Budget. Did you know yours was #10? You probably did b/c I'm always the last to know anything, LOL! Congrats for this honor!

Nancy's Notes said...

Now that is one fantastic idea! Your tulips and vases are just beautiful, thank your sharing such a delightful sight!

Happy I found my way to your blog, I am so lucky!

Nancy

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Simply lovely! Something I would have never thought of! :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Rose, that is gorgeous! Thank you so much for the directions! I will definitely be doing this. laurie

C'est La Vie said...

Tulips are sooo gorgeous, expecialy this time of the year. my dad plans sooo many right out front our windows and it's so GORGEOUS when they bloom :)

xoxo
sara

Janet said...

I didn't know how else to contact you re:L your Christmas plates I viewed tonight on your blog (your entire site is beautiful). The artist who created the whimsical santas on your plates is Peggy Abrams of Flint, MI. Her images are on just about everything you can put them on. She had a local studio, but I noticed it is closed recently. I don't have any other information, but that's who creates those beautiful images of santa. She also does equally impressive angels.

Anonymous said...

gorgeous

Terra said...

I love oranges and tulips so WOW, this is creative and pretty.
Your blog name Santamakers caught my attention cuz I wrote a book about celebrating Christmas.
Good to meet you.

Johanna said...

Thank you for sharing this great idea. Thank you for your kind visit and your sweet comment.
Greetings, Johanna

Denise Marie said...

Beautiful! I've added you to my blog roll on my new Christmas blog just in case you start showing posts of Santa making this fall. lol Blessings!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Rose, where are you? I miss you. laurie

Helen said...

Rose, I've been absent from Living Boldly for the summer ... but wanted to say hello and hope life is treating you well!

bj said...

Rose, it just dawned on me that I'd not seen you around lately. Now I see your last post was in May.
Please tell me there's nothing wrong!!
xo bj

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Rose! Just wanted to stop by and say hello. Hope all is well with you and your family.

Blessings & Aloha!

Angela said...

Lovely blog. I have been following for over a year. Love what you do at Christmas. However, my delemma is this. I view a blog post, make a mental note to go back to it, then forget which blog I was on. So, my question is have you recently posted a blog about a new rug in your kitchen? Thanks.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Rose! I tried to find an email address for you, but I couldn't. I love the idea of a French dinner! What book are you reading? I saw that Peter Mayle has a new novel, but I haven't read it yet. I love quiche. It comes form Lorraine..where I lived! Crepes are a good idea, I think, because you can do entrée crepes and dessert crepes. I love fondue...but it's a little more Swiss. Of course,there are worlds of wonderful desserts! One of my favorites is creme brulée. When is your dinner? I am glad you like my music! I sometimes debate about taking it off, but I love it, too! Let me know if I can help you come up with more ideas. Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie