My friend Mary stopped by Friday and brought three bunches of Parrot Tulips for me! I really needed to see fresh flowers at this time of year, with the almost three feet of snow we have outside. They are a beautiful orange and a luscious red in color, and so elegant the way the stems and leaves casually lean to the left and right. The flowers are opening more each day. I've taken twenty-five photos of them so far, lol. It's so great to have something to photograph rather than snow! Also visible in the photo above are some vintage bracelets, Bakelite and metal. The piece they are all sitting on is a 1940s side table with magazine pockets on each side that I have refinished. The top's mahogany board was sanded smooth and polyurethaned to show the beautiful subtle graining, and the sides are painted and covered in sections with vintage linoleum. Also, just visible at the bottom is a 1930s candy dish in Carnival glass in an almost floral petal design.
This second arrangement sits on my "Bush Sucks" politically painted table, lol. Also just visible is a ceramic clown I found almost twenty-five years ago at a church "White Elephant" sale. You unscrew his head and he holds a pint of liquor. His arms hold four ceramic shot glasses in complimentary colors. As soon as I saw him I fell in love, and he's been on display wherever I've lived ever since.