Monday, April 9, 2012
Tulips & Tea
I have some fresh tulips from my garden to share with you today. I just love pink and purple flowers! Tulips, always make me think of clogs and windmills. Of course, tulips don't have the vibrant scent like roses, but they do have their own unique style of splendor.
A blossoms basket filled with purple tulips.
So soft and elegant ...
Although different tulip colors carry distinct meanings - yellow tulips symbolizing cheerful thoughts, white conveying forgiveness and purple representing royalty - a Turkish legend may be responsible for the red tulip's symbolism. The story goes that a prince named Farhad was love struck by a maiden named Shirin. When Farhad learned that Shirin had been killed, he was so overcome with grief that he killed himself - riding his horse over the edge of a cliff. It's said that a scarlet tulip sprang up from each droplet of his blood, giving the red tulip the meaning "perfect love."
I'm enjoying tea on the patio with my Royal Albert "Prairie Crocus" teacup. This cup is one of my favorites with its lavish gold gilt.
An airy trellis basket with an open weave transports tulips to the kitchen.
"Grow what you love. The love will keep it growing."
~ Emilie Barnes ~
Thank you to our wonderful hostesses. Please be sure to stop back next week for my special "Tea on the Titanic" post and giveaway. I am linking this week with the following ladies:
Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Tuesday Cuppa Tea @ Antiques and Teacups
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations
Friends Sharing Tea @ Bernideen's Tea Time Blog
Bloomin' Tuesday @ Ms. Green Thumb Jean
Garden Tuesday @ Sidewalk Shoes
Tuesday Garden Party @ An Oregon Cottage
Teacup & Saucer: Royal Albert "Prairie Crocus"
Baskets: Longaberger Blossoms w/Garden Vine Liner & Trellis Hurricane in Washed Linen Stain
Lace Linen: Antique Shop