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22 February, 2019

10 Ways to Decorate with Tulips

For several weeks now I have been seeing a little sign in the stores that spring is not far away…the arrival of tulips…both fresh and faux! They are not only one of my favorite flowers but also one of my favorite ways to add color to my home! And… they are so versatile! Just in case you are as excited about these wonderful gems as I am, I thought I would share my favorite ways to use them!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Spring Tulip WreathI have to share my favorite first…my DIY SPRING TULIP WREATH! I can’t wait for it to get warm enough for me to put it on my front door! Doesn’t it just say spring? You will find the directions HERE.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Spring CenterpieceI love this one…my POTTERY BARN INSPIRED SPRING CENTERPIECE… so simple yet so pretty! And it’s perfect for Easter!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Simple Spring TablescapeA multitude of tulips fill the basket centerpiece in my SIMPLE SPRING TABLESCAPE. Add more texture with woven chargers, a bunny at each place and a pretty patterned napkin and you are good to go!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A French Country SpringIt’s also easy to add a few tulips by simply dressing up their pot! In my FRENCH COUNTRY SPRING CENTERPIECE, I covered the pot with Kraft paper featuring music notes.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Chalkboard Flower PotsOr add some CHALKBOARD PAINT LABELS with a happy message for a fun little gift!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Spring PorchI also love adding them to galvanized containers for the perfect touch to my FARMHOUSE SPRING PORCH!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Easter TablescapeOr fill simple burlap-wrapped vases with tulips for a POTTERY BARN INSPIRED EASTER TABLE!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Spring Tablescape in Blue and WhiteHere's another one of my SPRING TABLESCAPE IN BLUE AND WHITE...

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Tablescape in Blue and White...starring my collection of chinoiserie filled with white tulips!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Valentine CenterpieceA vintage Red Cliff ironstone coffee pot also makes a pretty container for tulips...this time in red for a FARMHOUSE VALENTINE CENTERPIECE.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Ironstone and TulipsHere it is again, this time with pink tulips and a stack of vintage plates and silverplate forks and knives in an EARLY SPRING CENTERPIECE.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Rustic French Valentine CenterpieceI've added them to my RUSTIC FRENCH VALENTINE CENTERPIECE, corralled in my favorite chippy box. Note that the photo was taken during the Blue Hour, a photographic phenomenon you can read about HERE.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Tulips in Double Happiness JarAnd finally, here's what you will currently find on my coffee table, a favorite double happiness jar filled with pink and white tulips...a nod to our approaching Valentine's Day...with my EASY $6 VALENTINE GARLAND in the background. Ahhh! Tulip time is here at last! :-)

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  1. Bonjour Debbie!
    Seriously, I didn’t think there was anyone else that loved dishes as much as I do! I found your site through Stonegable and just love how you own up to this obsession. I rarely do much entertaining anymore and do miss setting a full fledged lovely table, but both my husband and I enjoy sitting down to a nice setting each night. Looking at these blogs is like eating candy-I just can’t seem to get enough! We will be traveling to Paris in May so I hope to be able to find a few flea markets and a treasure or two that will fit in my suitcase. Seeing how you collect so many different styles has let me broaden my search! Thanks so much for showing all these lovely photos

  2. OH, how wonderful! This year for Valentine's Day, when asked what I wished for, it was tulips!!!

  3. Love all your tulip projects! Your pictures just make me want to get out my faux spring flowers and cut some forsythia branches to force into bloom! Thanks so much for a breath of spring!

  4. Debbie!!! So many gorgeous tulip decor ideas. Of course, your tulip wreath has been so popular, and is still just so lovely and those sweet white bunnies in the little basket are adorable! If you have time, would love for you to link up at Homestyle Gathering via My Wee Abode! ;-)


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