Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A Teeny-Weeny Tulip Test


Aren't these tulips just so adorable?
I thought they looked perfectly at home in my
 living room and wanted to share them with you. 


Don't you just want to reach out and give them 
a big warm hug? Just take them in your arms and
squeeze them like you would a tiny toddler's cheek?


Did you know that these pink and orange sweeties each
 symbolize something? Care to take a teeny-weeny tulip test?


 Mystery Tulip #1 says:
I might be given to a lonely friend, 
who's having a sad day,
or to your beloved mother,
 on her milestone birthday!
I have a wonderful complexion,
 and represent caring and affection.
Which am I?


 Mystery Tulip #2's clue:
If I show up on your doorstep, 
(a gift from a secret admirer),
you can bet his flaming heart
 is burning with desire!
So, you'd better treat yourself 
to a bunch or two of me,
to bust your winter blahs
and boost your energy!
Which am I?


Well,
Mystery Tulip #1 is....
PINK, 

which makes
Mystery Tulip #2...

ORANGE

Now, that wasn't too terrifying, was it?
Thanks for visiting!
xo
Poppy 

All images: Poppy View

62 comments:

  1. Those are beautiful and so springy in front of your sofa. I need to go buy a new bunch or two.

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  2. What a beautiful fresh look - so pretty. Thank you for posting it.............we are getting pretty interested in spring.....and this looks like spring. :) Gentle Joy

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  3. I love tulips - have some in the living room too - but white ( my obsession with white is truly getting out of hand at this point lmho )
    Yours look beautiful with all the other red !
    And I LOVE your new header - time to change mine too - but just don't have the time :(
    xoxoxo
    XOXO

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  4. Beautiful tulips and trivia too! They look so Springy - if there is such a word! Your blog is always so cheerful!

    Judy

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  5. I adore tulips! They are wonderful flowers, and I do want to give them a hug!

    xoxoxox

    Sheila

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  6. Oh Poppy your tulips are lovely and go so well with your beautiful couch and red chair. You know how I love anything RED. I am so ready for Spring even though we have had a very mild winter. If only we would get some rain. I hope this doesn't mean the summer is going to be HOTTER than you know where.
    Have a great one.
    Mary

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  7. Can I have a couple of each? Your room is lovely and this was fun! We should do more quizzes! lol Sweet hugs!

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  8. Yes, Poppy, this post and your last one have given me Spring Fever! Ready to see flowers blooming back home when we get there!! (no such possibility of course, but wishful thinking).

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  9. I am wondering how long the tulips last after they are picked or purchased. I think I have only had them indoors once and that was ages ago!

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  10. Tulips are such lovely spring flowers. I have such a hard time choosing which colour to purchase at the market. They are all pretty. Loved the tulip test.

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  11. The tulips make a gorgeous bouquet in your home. A beautiful pop of colour. Enjoy!

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  12. I brought home three bunches of pink tulips for Valentine's Day, and yes, I just want to give them a big hug. Poppy, I love orange and pink tulips together!! Did you arrange this beautiful bouquet? Here is some tulip trivia for you. Did you know that tulips are one of the only flowers that continue to grow after they have been cut? They can grow up to an inch! I learned this after asking my local tulip farmer why my bouquet isn't quite the same as when I first arranged it. Tulips are simply fascinating!
    I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  13. Pieknie wiosennie u Ciebie, cudne tulipany i aranżacje, pozdrawiam:)

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  14. Cool photos,Poppy!I'll wish to have like your great sofa!gorgeous design!
    congrats

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  15. I may have to go buy tulips. Your room is gorgeous.

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  16. Oh your tulips are so gorgeous. Love them. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  17. Ahhh! I love tulips! They are my absolute favorite flower! They are even the symbol of my blog and what initially motivated to start writing. I could look at them all day long....

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  18. I admire the way you decorate your home with just hints of color here and there. The flowers are so cheerful. I did not have a clue about the mystery poems but it made me thinks of roses.

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  19. Your tulips are beautiful Poppy! They look perfect in this spot and you will enjoy them for days to come. Tulips grow like crazy here in Seattle at this time of year. I never tire of them and it's fun to change up the colors. Enjoy your day!! xxleslie

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  20. Tulips are one of my favourite flowers, Poppy. I think I'm going to have to treat myself to a bouquet soon.

    Karen

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  21. I adore tulips and yours are beautiful. They look so pretty in your home.
    Marianne x

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  22. Your home is so lovely Poppy and these tulips are ever so pretty! I think tulips are one of my very favorite flowers they sing of Spring and joy!
    xx-
    Jemma

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  23. I adore tulips as well as trivia, so I definitely came to the right place. Thanks for sharing, Poppy! :)

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  24. ΄Ομορφη ανθοδέσμη !!!!!
    Το σπίτι σου πολύ χαρούμενο, όπως πάντα !!!!!
    Σε φιλώ !!

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  25. Such beautiful, cheerful spring flowers! They look so beautiful in your home.

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  26. I'm afraid the tulips wouldn't take too nicely to all the hugging...
    Like you, I love tulips, and my favorite ones are orange or some special shade of red. Yours look so beautiful!! It is THE spring flower for me and I love them as a big bunch in a vase. An instant smile!

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  27. Poppy
    Are your tulips blooming yet there? Did you pick these yourself?
    I love the symbolism of flowers, although I haven't studied them much.
    All I know I learned from "Rosemary and Thyme!"

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  28. your tulip arrangement is beautiful, and looks so nice with your couch and red chair. I love learning about the symbolism behind flowers.

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  29. Tulips are one of my favs(second to peonies), but the deer love them too so I shy away from planting them outside. (Love your sofa!)

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  30. A wonderful spring arrangement and perfect in front of the sofa :)

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  31. Hi Poppy, your pretty tulips remind me of Spring and how I long for green grass, warm air, and afternoons spent in the sunshine. BTW I love your red chair! Visiting you from the Home And Garden Thursday Party.
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

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  32. Ha ha I was pondering all the way down and then there ya go. I adore Tulips and enjoy photographing them too. One year friends presented me with 500 mystery Tulip and Lily bulbs and I planted all of them perfectly. We live in the 2 acres, filled with wildlife. No matter how hard I tried...I got very few flowers and yet images to prove, they had been ;) I have also seen a few of my mystery plants come up in other neighbors yards...little Squirrel, or Chipmunk transfers...sigh. I end up going to the market and making a Tulip bouquet purchase now. Lovely Poppy~

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  33. Not terrifying at all... :-)

    And I love, love, love peeks into your home. Beautiful, beautiful... White and vibrant colors... It looks like Your Home. :-) As it should of course. :-) But everything about your blog, is vibrant. And now, I know, your home is too.

    :-)

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  34. HOW I LOVE THAT ROOM !!!
    xoxo

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  35. What a lovely bouquet of tulips! They really do look so nice in your pretty living room with all those red accents. Please send some of your famous Greek sunshine Toronto way Poppy ... the snow is coming down again!! I hope it's only a mini dusting. Wendy x

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  36. Your sofa is gorgeous, that was actually the first thing that caught my eye! Your tulips are lovely too, as are your words. Take care, Poppy! -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com
    History & Home link party, Tue-Fri, weekly

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  37. Your living room looks fantastic with all these colours!!! Your tulips are the final touch in there... :)

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  38. I love your tulips and I love how you decorate your home! Red is my favorite color and you use it as an accent so well.

    Have a great week.

    ~ Cassandra from Renaissance Women

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  39. I have never grown tulips, but I think I need to plant bulbs in the fall to have sea of tulips to greet people at the front door.

    Thanks for the tulip lesson.

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  40. Hi, Poppy! I'm visiting from Brenda's blog. Your tulips are so pretty, as is your home! Our tulips in the Midwest will be blooming in another month and 1/2. I can't wait to cut some for bouquets!

    I really look forward to following your blog! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  41. Your home is gorgeous my friend and those lovely tulips, amazing post! We don't have those gorgeous tulips in my part of the world caz you need four seasons for them to grew I guess. You are blessed to have these beauties. Enjoy your weeknend.
    FABBY

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  42. Λατρεύω τα λουλούδια και έχω ερωτευθεί το ύφασμα του καναπέ σου,Πόπη.Οι τουλίπες ακόμα πιο όμορφες με τέτοιο φόντο...
    Φιλιά
    Ελένη

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  43. Poppy, Nothing says spring like tulips. I love the pink, but I certainly will take the orange. The fabric on your sofa is beautiful. I love it!

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  44. I would love to be seated on your lovely sofa, sipping a cuppa admiring a vase of those beautiful tulips. Lovely everything looks lovely Poppy. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.

    Hope you have a good weekend

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  45. Very pretty tulips Poppy. I love tulips, I only wish they lasted longer and make such a brief appearance in spring.
    Cindy

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  46. Beautiful tulips! Thanks for the trivia.

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  47. Oh I just love tulips - a sure sign of spring! And I think the symbolism of flowers is really interesting too!

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  48. Beautiful tulips Poppy, they perfectly complement your gorgeous interior !

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  49. Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  50. Forget the tulips, I love your couch! You have such a great eye for pattern.

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  51. Your tulips are marvelous, Poppy! They look gorgeous in your home! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  52. Tulips are one of my very favorites - ever since I went to the Netherlands and saw millions of them growing in the fields, I was smitten. I don't need millions, though, just a bunch as pretty as yours. They looks so perfect against your flowery sofa!

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  53. You have a beautiful living ! J'adore...

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  54. I have to say... if I were redecorating... I would do just like your living room! I love it.
    The tulips are a perfect accessory! They look like they should always be there. :)
    Thank you for joining in for FCF! :)
    I'm so glad you did!
    ~Liz

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  55. Tulips are so gorgeous! Hurray for spring!

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  56. Poppy, I do want to hug the tulips. They look so pretty in your living room! I failed the test. Boo! ;P

    I love to learn about flower meanings. Thanks for teaching us something!

    Linking from Rose Vignettes,
    Ricki Jill

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  57. Love the tulips! No it wasn't terrifying! Hehe :D Yes I want to squeeze them and dance around the room with them!

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  58. Good morning, dearest Poppy! I am so glad you shared this at Roses of Inspiration. Since I have only been following your blog for a few months now I never had the chance to read this post and what a charming post it was!

    My mom loves tulips so maybe I should tell my dad to surpirse her with some orange ones *smiles* :)

    Thank you for sharing, sweet friend! Hugs to you!

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  59. I love your tulips and again your pictures are stunning.

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  60. Hello, sweet Poppy! I just wanted to let you know this post was featured today at Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you :)

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  61. Hi Poppy, tulips do brighten thing up in the winter. Congrats on being featured at Stephanie's party. Enjoy the rest of the week.
    Julie

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  62. Such beautiful pictures of a most endearing flower! I can't wait to see tulips blooming here - hopefully soon! Your trivia question was really fun! I hope your day is blessed :)

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I really appreciate hearing from all of you! Have a great day!