Tulips and Green Apples

Simple white tulips and green apples from the grocery store have a way of brightening a day.

I've been off work this week, dealing with vertigo, and after a week of being house bound without the balance to do the stuff I love to do when I am home, I was glad to feel a bit better this afternoon. I may not be up to home improvements, but playing with some tulips and apples from the grocery store was fun.

The bold greens are so much more colourful than this overcast snowy winter day.

One of my favourite aqua CROWN Imperial jars with an assortment of silver spoons found at a yard sale. The large pitcher and napkins are from HomeSense, the cutting board from Canadian Tire, the bowl, tulips and green apples are from Real Canadian Super Store (grocery.)

The IKEA storage shelf in the background is temporary until I find the perfect shelf or hutch.

Another centrepiece, from Summer 2010 in the family room, saw hydrangeas from our yard in a galvanized pail with a rusty star accent, a flameless candle lantern from a dear friend, and an old ironstone pudding bowl (the ottoman slipcover was in the wash after an unfortunate meeting with a yogourt cup!) Ah sweet summer!

I'm linking to Saturday Night Special centerpieces at Funky Junk Interiors. Hoping you have a wonderful weekend! Do you ever treat yourself to a bunch of flowers?

I've also been invited to link up some projects at The DIY Home Sweet Home Project's The More the Merrier Monday.


  1. The tulips and apples look great... just the right pop of my favorite color, green! That jar with vintage spoons is such a cute idea! I'm hosting a vintage themed baby shower for my niece this spring and started collecting vintage spoons to use for the shower.


    PS I would give ANYTHING to have those green hydrangeas right now!!

  2. This makes me ready for spring!! Very pretty!

  3. I agrre with Bonnie...I"m so ready for Spring too! I'm showing my daughter (the bride) your beautiful flowers...these are the flowers that she will be using in her summer wedding...I so love your bucket:)


  4. Really pretty hydrangeas! I love that enamel bread box in the background of your kitchen! I've been looking for one for a really long time...Your wire baskets are so cute too! xoox

  5. I will never tire of a happy, Springy green. Sorry to read of your vertigo. My uncle suffers from it too. :( Hope you're on the mend. Happy Friday!

  6. Im glad you are feelin a lil better. Oh I really like the shelf its perfect for your wire baskets.

  7. Aww, sorry you're feeling yucky. It seems like everyone has got something around here right now. I love granny smiths too, but I always end up eating them cause they're so tasty! I love your blue and white jars in the background.

  8. Sorry about your vertigo! My husband gets vertigo sometimes and it's not fun stuff! I'm glad you are feeling better and I love your green apples and white tulips, such a pretty centerpiece and color combo. Your photos are wonderful!

    Kat :)

  9. Girl... you and I share the same brain. I was just telling a bloggy friend, that I was going to buy green apples and tulips today! I love it!Nice pops of color! Love the galvanized bucket and hydrangeas, too. The photo of the spoons is ahhhmazing!

    I hope you get to feeling better over the weekend!

    Take care,
    Michelle :)

  10. makes me long for Spring. I love tulips and they look so pretty with the pop of green! Hope you are feeling better soon...;j

  11. So simple and beautiful! And nothing says Spring like a pitcher of fresh tulips. Love the summer display as well. Well done. :)

  12. Tulips are one of my favorite flowers, next to peonies. I love your tulips next to the green apples. So springy and fresh :). I hope you feel better soon!

  13. Everything looks so pretty & fresh:)

  14. Came over from Funky Junk Interiors. Love your blog and I am your newest follower. I love creamers and just did a post for 15 small ones I will be using for a wedding shower coming up.


  15. Your centerpieces are beautiful. I love the tulips and apples and hydrangeas are a favorite too. I hope you are feeling better! Blessings, Pamela

  16. Elizabeth,

    Your blog (photography) has evolved so much since I started reading you last year. This vignette is simply beautiful -- the apple green next to the white -- it looks like a page torn from a magazine.
    I hope you are soon feeling better.

    Your Friend,

  17. Love them both, they're my two favorite flowers. Last year for Valentine's, my then fiance sent me a bouquet of white tulips. The green and white combo inspired our wedding colours, granny apple green and white. I had green/white hydrangeas in my bouquets. So........I love your center pieces!!!

  18. Girl, I am in LOVE with this! Simple yet so elegant. The jar is such a cool idea. And wow, is your kitchen ever looking awesome!

    I've featured you on SNS #67's sidebar this weekend. :)


  19. Love the green apples, nice and simple!

  20. Tulips....so beautiful, love it!
    Hope you feel better!

  21. I'm glad you are feeling a lil better. Oh I really like the shelf its perfect for your wire baskets. All looks great. It's so beautiful.

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  22. Just found you at Funky Junk... I love the centerpiece! Very classic but not outdated. Happy Sunday!


  23. The silver spoons in the old jar are a great idea! I have my flatware in a bucket but have been wanting to do something different with them. I may have just found it!


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