Pink Posies


Hello people! What’s new with you? I’ve been busy with this, that and the other…no big happenings, but always on the go. You know what I mean?
When I was out and about last week, I picked up a few more pink tulips. I’m not sure of the variety, but I loved that they were petite and ruffled…a little different than the ones I usually see. I applied a texture to these photos since I didn’t really love the way they turned out. I’m not sure if it helped, but sometimes you just have to work with what you got, ya know?!


Speaking of working with what you’ve got, I’ve been cleaning and purging and arranging my kitchen.I figured I’d paint it and maybe brighten it up a little. I’m also hoping that the Mister will finally see the light and paint the cabinets for me. He likes that look too, but knows that if we paint all the woodwork in that room it would be a big domino effect and we’d have to continue on with everything else…on that level of our house anyway.
All in all, it would be lots of work. I’m thinking it might just be easier to move…to someplace warm would be even better πŸ˜‰


Well, I have to run to the store before my kids get home…just thought I’d say hello. Hope you’re having a wonderful week!
Chat later…


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  • Bente

    Beautiful, Love the pink and blue together.

    March 26, 2013 at 5:55 pm Reply
  • Deanna

    so lovely, Tricia. And….it looks like someone made a trip to Anthropologie!! Love the cups, makes a perfect companion to the tulips!!

    March 26, 2013 at 6:06 pm Reply
  • Home and Lifestyle

    I like your pink flowers Tricia and you made wonderful pictures of them!

    Big hugs, Ingrid

    March 26, 2013 at 6:11 pm Reply
  • Evelyn S.

    Oh, Tricia…when I saw your blog name pop up in my sidebar, I just knew I would be in for a big visual treat, and I wasn't disappointed! Fabulous combo of the pink and turquoise (are those Anthropologie cups? Kim Klassen has one that looks very similar)…..So beautiful, as always.

    March 26, 2013 at 6:12 pm Reply
  • Karin - The F Girl

    Gorgeous. Love the soft colours and tones. And I understand the hesitations about the painting. Starting something like that indeed tends to have a snowball effect. Which can be fun, but overwhelming as well. If you do decide to remodel everything, I would love to follow your process. That must turn out beautiful!

    March 26, 2013 at 6:47 pm Reply
  • hootnonny

    Love the tulips…especially the first pic. Your collages are so sweet and natural.

    March 26, 2013 at 6:54 pm Reply
  • MIhA

    so sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet & lovely pictures!

    (my english ist not so good, i hope it's enough what i said)

    big hugs

    March 26, 2013 at 7:02 pm Reply
  • tinajo

    Haha, IΒ΄m SO familiar with the domino effect – hubby gets nervous every time I get one of my ideas..! πŸ˜€

    March 26, 2013 at 7:09 pm Reply
  • Alabaster Rose Lifestyle

    So gorgeous Tricia!! I adore the color of the tulips and cups!!
    Wishing you a lovely day!

    March 26, 2013 at 7:24 pm Reply
  • Amy Kinser

    Warm would be so nice right now.

    Your ruffled pink tulips are beautiful, Tricia.

    March 26, 2013 at 7:26 pm Reply
  • Vanessa

    lovely pics!

    March 26, 2013 at 8:53 pm Reply
  • *Smukke Ting*

    Dear Tricia,
    I love your soft and airy pictures and the pink posies!!! Thats spring!!! We still have snow and it's freezing…

    Many greetings, Birgit

    March 26, 2013 at 9:46 pm Reply
  • Pam

    Your blue cups are so pretty. And the tulips too. I understand your painting dilemma. I want to paint the walls in my kitchen which would mean I need to paint the dining room and then the entryway and that's just too much painting for me (because my husband hates to paint, so it's just me and my paint brush).

    March 26, 2013 at 10:18 pm Reply
  • Lisa Gordon

    Such beautiful photographs, Tricia, and yes, I too would love to be somewhere warmer!

    It's such a coincidence to read this, as today I was deciding what need to be done here as soon as the semester ends for me. I was only considering projects where one thing would not necessarily lead to many others, but it's a tough thing to do, for sure.

    Have a wonderful evening! xo.

    March 26, 2013 at 11:15 pm Reply
  • Kia

    Oh yes, I would love to be somewhere warmer too, my Italian blood is so sick of snow! Such beautiful photographs, as always! πŸ˜€

    March 26, 2013 at 11:37 pm Reply
  • Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle)

    Your flowers are scrumptious! The pink is simply delightful. So much happy on this post. πŸ™‚

    March 27, 2013 at 12:23 am Reply
  • Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging

    I like those kinds of tulips better than the traditional tightly cupped varieties, too. Thanks for the visual treat.

    One possible way to deal with your kitchen dilemma is to paint only the top or only the bottom cabinets. Two color kitchen cabinetry is a new trend. We just painted our bottom cabinets a medium grey and left the top ones white. It looks fresher, newer, more contemporary, even a little edgy. Here's a link to my Pinterest board for bi-color kitchen cabinets:

    I thought you already lived in a warm climate.

    March 27, 2013 at 1:06 am Reply
  • Blondie's Journal

    Your pictures are so pretty…I love the pink tulips with the blue dishes.

    I think you should paint, it's hard to find a man agreeable to paint wood! I know! I wouldn't worry about a domino effect unless the kitchen is open to another room, then all you have to worry about is having some united pops of color. I'm doing the kitchen, living room, bedroom and bath all at once, but just little changes in each room to keep them cohesive since we painted. It keeps you busy but it's fun work! Go for it!


    March 27, 2013 at 1:47 am Reply
  • Jemma


    Lovely pink and sweet tulips!!

    March 27, 2013 at 1:59 am Reply
  • Caroline

    Oh these tulips are so beautiful…and I love the cups too. I am so wanting warm weather…this feels like a very long and drawn out winter! Ugh. I hope you have a wonderful week! xo

    March 27, 2013 at 2:48 am Reply
  • Georgianna

    Hi Tricia,

    So very beautiful! I think the texture works very well. Your styling and photos have made these pretty but simple tulips look as luscious as roses or peonies. And the blue dish is a perfect accent.( I think the tulips might be Angelique.)

    Lovely to hear from you and I wish you a great rest of the week. xoxo

    March 27, 2013 at 4:02 am Reply
  • elizabeth

    Well, these photos look stunning to me! Happy, happy whenever I've seen that you've posted. Always a treat! πŸ™‚

    March 27, 2013 at 5:46 am Reply
  • gilda

    Un incanto…una poesia di colori πŸ™‚

    March 27, 2013 at 7:16 am Reply
  • Keeping It Cozy

    What a picture of spring! Love the combination of pink and blue. Can't wait to see what you do in your kitchen!

    March 27, 2013 at 11:28 am Reply
  • Rozmeen

    These soft colours are SPRING to me. Beautiful!

    xoxo Rozmeen

    March 27, 2013 at 11:35 am Reply
  • traci

    such beautiful images. helps me get through this very long lasting winter we are having here.

    March 27, 2013 at 12:11 pm Reply
  • Barb

    Tricia, your images this morning took my breath away. If only I could do that… thank you and have a wonderful week!

    March 27, 2013 at 12:24 pm Reply
  • Becky C

    Gorgeous! Love the vintage spoon! And where did you get those gorgeous mugs?
    Happy Easter to you!

    March 27, 2013 at 1:24 pm Reply
  • jacqueline

    Dearest sweet Tricia, all your images always make me smile and feel so happy!!! I love these photos so much!! That pink and mint is just awesome combination!! Those are really pretty flowers and i LOVE your settings so much….always!! Aaaa i see you have been very busy with your kitchen!! I am really looking forward to see it…if you will share some photos with us when it's done! Have a beautiful mid-week!! Happy Easter!! Love to you!

    ps: Your sweet comment on my post "my favorite little pumpkin" made me smile and giggle! teeeheee

    March 27, 2013 at 2:31 pm Reply
  • Linda R

    Hello Tricia, Once again your post has me smiling at my computer. Such pretty and dreamy photos. I do hope you and your family have a Happy Easter.

    I also wanted to say thanks so much for stopping by my blog. It much appreciated.


    March 27, 2013 at 3:10 pm Reply
  • Shelley in SC

    Oh my goodness, those tulips!! Favorite flower in the whole wide world! Gorgeous.

    March 27, 2013 at 5:01 pm Reply
  • Michelle Hilton

    so beautiful, after a long cold winter such a wonderful treat, love the colors.

    March 27, 2013 at 5:34 pm Reply
  • Anonymous

    Your photographs are wonderful. I so need a dose of Visual Spring once more, as it is cool and gray skies here in the midwest today.

    March 27, 2013 at 6:32 pm Reply
  • Cindy Garber Iverson

    The texture you used on your photos is the perfect touch and so subtle. You've captured my favorite color combination–aqua and pink. I think I'll just stare at your photos for a while, if you don't mind. *wink*

    March 27, 2013 at 7:09 pm Reply
  • Val

    The color is just incredible.

    March 27, 2013 at 11:04 pm Reply
  • Eileen

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I just love that color combination.

    March 28, 2013 at 1:44 am Reply
  • Vickie @ Ranger 911

    Thanks for sharing a bit of spring with your gorgeous photos! We had our first warm day today and I see spots of grass in our yard. It's where the steam line runs underground, but who cares?! Green is good.

    Painting kitchen cabinets is a lot of work, but so worth it in the end. I know your kitchen will be beautiful when you are done. πŸ™‚

    March 28, 2013 at 2:03 am Reply
  • Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces

    Beautiful photos, Tricia! I just love the color combination…aqua and pink…spring!

    March 28, 2013 at 3:43 am Reply
  • Robin

    Beautiful flowers, and beautiful photos as always. I just finished painting my kitchen cabients and I am so, so happy with the results. it's something I have wanted to so for a very long time. Very much worth the effort.

    March 28, 2013 at 4:16 am Reply
  • Karen @ Pieces of Contentment

    Painting, organising….moving. So many possibilities. Hard decisions aren't they. You always make your photos and home look like a dream, absolutely stunning. Love your ultra clean blog space too. You are so inspirational Rosie, a breath of fresh air.

    March 28, 2013 at 4:58 am Reply
  • sandy @ french laundry 132

    Hi Tricia….the grass is not always greener where it is warmer especially if you have family up there ……

    { my quote for the day }

    i love the sweet little tulips and i have some cups just like those i can't wait to put in some photo op

    hang in there dear girl, soon it will be so warm up there you will wish for cooler weather (oh you can smack me now)

    March 28, 2013 at 5:14 am Reply
  • raggygirlvintage

    Gorgeous Tricia, those colours together are just amazing! I loved it on your fb page and shared it to mine:-)

    March 28, 2013 at 5:36 am Reply
  • Rose Petal

    Dear Tricia, your photos are delightful. What beautiful pink tulips! I can't wait for Spring flowers here in New Zealand. Autumn has just started here and it is still very strange for me to have Easter in Autumn, when everything is turning orange and brown. So I will feast my eyes on your lovely pastel colours πŸ™‚


    Rose xxx

    March 29, 2013 at 12:21 am Reply
  • Yvonne @ StoneGable

    Oh, Tricia! I love your rosy tulip vignette! It is soft and calm and tell a sweet story. I just added you to my blogroll… I am so inspired!

    March 29, 2013 at 12:58 am Reply
  • Nely

    Wonderful pictures,I love pink tulips:)
    Happy Easter!

    March 29, 2013 at 5:08 am Reply
  • Mari Crea

    Happy Easter

    March 29, 2013 at 8:33 am Reply
  • Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions

    Beautiful flowers, Tricia! I love the pink with your blue teacups!

    March 29, 2013 at 10:57 am Reply
  • Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig

    Soft and lovely and gorgeous!


    March 29, 2013 at 1:59 pm Reply
  • LeeLee

    Beautiful photos.

    March 30, 2013 at 12:08 am Reply
  • The Tablescaper

    What amazing images.

    I'd love to have you link to Seasonal Sundays. The link goes up on Saturday at 7 pm.

    – The Tablescaper

    March 30, 2013 at 1:32 am Reply
  • Zhanna Koroleva

    Dear Tricia, you are amazing! I just discovered your beautiful blog and am sitting in sweet awe and enjoying every single photo!

    March 30, 2013 at 2:18 am Reply

    Just lovely…lovely…


    March 30, 2013 at 7:37 pm Reply
  • Ann

    Those are so lovely…
    Happy Easter!

    March 31, 2013 at 5:29 am Reply
  • Charlotte Wilson

    You never fail to amaze me with your talent for arranging and your photography. These pink tulips are so pretty but you make them show their best.


    March 31, 2013 at 7:15 pm Reply
  • mariaidabenussi

    very lovely …. happy easter *.*

    April 1, 2013 at 7:24 am Reply
  • Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style

    I just love pink and aqua together!


    April 1, 2013 at 7:33 pm Reply
  • Jennifer @ Town and Country Living

    Beautiful photos of beautiful flowers!

    April 2, 2013 at 1:55 am Reply
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    April 2, 2013 at 11:10 am Reply
  • June

    I don't think that there is any more beautiful color combination than the one in these photos Tricia! Pink and aqua are perfection!
    I missed the post of your gorgeous living room! It is stunning in every way. I hope that painting doesn't include your beautiful window casement in the living room. It is a lovely contrast to the white!
    sending hugs…

    April 4, 2013 at 4:32 pm Reply
  • Marina Delio

    Tricia, I have a solution for you! Move to Santa Barbara and our girls can play while we take pretty pictures and decorate our homes with whites and have tea parties!

    So, I am truncating my posts now. I had to when I added a Ziplist plug-in for my recipes to be saved to the "recipe box". I'm not sure how I feel about it. On the one hand, more posts can be seen on the first page so readers can choose what they want to read. On the other hand, I worry that people will miss the pale "continue reading this post" link and think the post is done when it's only just begun! So I don't know. Another plus is that you get more page views when truncating, although you don't have ads so it may not matter for you. Sorry about the site copying yours… that is such a bummer. Let me know if I can help get that site to take down your stuff.

    April 7, 2013 at 2:15 am Reply
  • Kelly

    Beautiful and feminine as ever Tricia

    April 7, 2013 at 12:48 pm Reply
  • Marikki

    BEAUTIFUL all your blog!:)

    Many greetings from Finland,

    April 7, 2013 at 8:07 pm Reply
  • Eva (

    Your photography and arrangements are so lovely…

    April 7, 2013 at 10:44 pm Reply
  • sweetpea family

    Such beautiful images – your post was like a breathe of spring freshness x

    April 8, 2013 at 6:14 pm Reply
  • Villa Lieblich

    so beautiful

    April 10, 2013 at 5:29 pm Reply
  • Jillian

    Gorgeous photes! Makes the wait for warm spring weather even harder now!!

    April 11, 2013 at 8:52 pm Reply
  • Between You and Me

    love the color combinations of the pink posies and the turquoise blue. LOVE.

    you could always move to Georgia…warmer climates. πŸ™‚
    show us your kitchen, if you guys decide to stay and paint it. :))

    April 13, 2013 at 12:16 pm Reply
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