Sunday, January 27, 2008

Hey's tulip time!

The things I have to put up with being owned by this cat! Dagi decided that since I wanted to take a couple of photos in the living room, it was time to pose...

Great profile, don't you think? He just jumped right up in front of the camera as I was taking a shot. I think the caption should read "They don't want to see boring old photos of furniture and flowers...take me!"

We are back from Cranberry Cottage and I stopped at a tulip farm near where we get our groceries on Saturday morning to buy a few bouquets of tulips. Yes, it is tulip time here in Holland. Not the tulips in the fields as you see in the photos as that will start in April and May. It is time for (greenhouse) tulip bouquets at florists all over the country. I love the tulips as they are one of the few flowers I can have in the house without Jos reacting to the pollen.

I purchased a mix of double petal red tulips and a two colored (red and yellow tipped) single tulips.

Remember my chair makeover? Well, we love the results so much that we are now keeping the chairs in the living room. I had to borrow a table from beside my big leather chair to set up a little corner with these chairs. Now I have to shop for a new end table.


Nancy said...

OH THAT CAT, I told you, he thinks he is a king. I love the look you have with the chairs. They look great. There is only one problem, I bet now I have nooooo chairs in my bedroom. HUMMMMMM.
You should tell about the tulips growing in water. I sure never knew they did that.

The Tattered Nest said...

beautiful pictures Heidi! Tulips are my favorite flower! I think I need to go out and buy some today...stop on over for a visit, I am having a give away! Have a lovely Sunday enjoying those tulips!

Carolien said...

Hi Heidi!

You can't deny that Dagi looks beautiful, can you? So WHAT!!! LOL ;)

Have a nice week!
Hugs, Carolien

the homely year said...

Hello Heidi, what a wonderful blog. Your tulips are a fabulous colour...I love them!
Margaret and Noreen

patchwitch said...

Lol, Heidi, Dagi (we have the same name written like this) means "Fatty" in my language, but it is a tiny name.
And your tulips are beautiful, they are nice on the table. I can understand you like the chairs. And I enjoyed the plates, I usually buy cheap fabric there for my dolls, bags etc. I loved your invite, but I am too far I think... But go to west in summer, so I can wave to you then! :D I hope you will see me waving :D

Betty said...

That cat has an outgoing personality.....the tulips are gorgeous and the sitting area is beautiful.....

Bunnies are one of my favorites...

Thanks for your visit...and the sweet comment....I am truly blessed...Betty

Nancy said...

Your tulips are beautiful Heidi! And, your chairs look so nice in front of your window. I don't blame you for keeping them there.

Well, Dagi is just too handsome for words!

Peaceful Valley said...

Beautiful picture of the kitty cat! Love the chairs too!! Susan in SC

Lilysmom said...

Love the Tulips! They are my favorite and makes me think of SPRING!

Regina said...

Hello Heidi
Wonderful pictures from your cat.
Your bouquet of tulips very loveley,
tulips bring a little bit springtime to the house.But your chairs are so
amazing,great work you've done.
Have nice day!

Ragged Roses said...

Cats eh!!! I tried to take photos for a new post today and my cat was in there the minute the camera came out. Dagi is very handsome! Love the tulips, so lovely to have some colour this time of the year
Ps The Downs where we went for a walk yesterday are in East Sussex.

Betty said...

Thanks for the visit and commenting on our lovely gifts from Wales....this was the first time that I had a problem with a package to Wales...hope it hasn't set the tone for future packages!

Happy week to you.....Betty

Fete et Fleur said...

Oh Heidi!
Your rooms are beautiful! The tulips ar exquisite!! Your cat looks like he's quite a prima donna. (LOL):~)

Hugs! Nancy

Rhondi said...

Hi Heidi Just stopping by to say hello. The chairs look great.
Rhondi xo

yellowfarmhouse said...

What a sweet picture of Dagi. Your right I think he thought it was his turn to be featured in your post, LOL. Those tulips are beautiful. I love them and they always remind me of the coming of spring and a fresh new start to nature.

Hugs - karen

Oh i love your chairs and how they turned out and your sitting area is so sweet. Can I come for tea :)

Hugs - Karen

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh that is one pretty kitty! I have been wanting some yellow tulips to put on my coffee table, yours are just beautiful :)


Betty said...

I'm sorry to take up so much space on your comments but please come by to collect an award with nothing to do....Betty

Nunnie's Attic said...

Oh Heidi I'm so jealous of those tulips. I just posted a few days ago that I'm ready for spring, tulips and daisies. So I'll have to just pop over here and look at yours when the winter doldrums get me down.


Kristen said...

HI DAGI!!! :) Oh how funny! That is so like him! I just love the tulips! I would say our seasons are a BIT different! If they don't grow in ice, then they won't be found anywhere near here! :) I have missed visiting your blog! I am sooooo glad to be back! :) I will be catching up this week! LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary said...

Cute kitties and colorful tulips, what more does a cozy home require?

Dear Heidi, as you may remember, tulips are my fave flower - I fear mine may not be too good this Spring as we still have the drought.

Superman still here - progressing slower than expected due to extra repairs to the drywall - so helper of Superman arrived today!!

I want my cottage back!!!!

Mia said...

Dearest Heidi! First of all I do want to thank you for the lovely award you have given me! I do truly appreciate it! And I am ever so sorry for not having visited you and said so earlier. But, you see, I had to travel abroad (quite suddenly) for the whole of last week, and just returned home this weekend. So I have not had a chance to blog earlier. But, thank you sooo much! And I do wish to return the compliment; you are quite an amazing blogger yourself!

I do love your red tulips (tulips are really my favourite springtime flower, along with daffodils). Your gustavian chairs look very charming too, with the makeover you have given them. Charming is also your lovely cat, he really is a darling!

Lynda said...

Beautiful tulips, Heidi! They're just coming into the stores here too. It's nice to have a touch of spring about this time of year. Your chairs are beautiful and look perfect there. Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend! ~ hugs, Lynda xo

Kim ~ "HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Hello Heidi, Just popping in for a visit...I'm so far behind on visits that I may never get caught! Anyways, love the chair makeover...they look wonderful in your living room.
Take care sweet friend!
Love, Kim