Sunday, April 3, 2011

~nice surprises ~



my sunny orange tulips remind me of this morning's toast & marmalade..... when i bought them at the roadside stand i thought they were going to open up to be bright red but to my surprise they were orange not a colour i would of picked but i have grown very fond of them What colour tulips would you of brought home?

another nice surprise......

the winner of my giveaway is #55 {picked by violets are blue random number generator}

congratulations Colleen from Vintage Home I know your new bag will be filled with lots of sweet goodies

xox

77 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

I love marmalade. Orange Tulips? How beautiful! =) Congrats to the winner! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Shelley in SC said...

Always pink tulips for me. ::sigh:: I think it's my favorite flower! Yours sounds delightful though . . . and a little exotic : )!

Caroline Duffy said...

Beautiful! And congrats to Colleen !

Cozy Little House said...

Last fall I "thought" I'd picked out white tulips at the nursery. But they came up yellow daffodils! Love the orange too!
Brenda

Shabbygal said...

I would bring home pink tulips I have a passion for pink! Happy spring! Traci

Two Shades of Pink said...

Of course...I would LOVE pink tulips! And tulips are my absolute favorite flower but I DO love them in orange! Congrats to Colleen. Lucky, lucky girl. :)

Pamela said...

Pink are my favourite!!
The orange is very pretty!

Pamela xo

Doreen said...

I love the orange tulips how delightfully different! I usually go for the deepest, darkest pink, but if I see something very unusual, I might go in that direction. Enjoy the extra sun your tulips will bring you!

Fork said...

They are beautiful! Perfect choice!

A Vintage Chic said...

I LOVE nice surprises (thank-you!!!) I don't think I could pick a favorite color of tulips--they're all so joyful and happy! My middle daughter would certainly choose the ones you brought home with you--she's a redhead (or orange, as she always used to say!)...what a lovely spring sparkle they bring to your home!

Wishing you the most wonderful Sunday, dear friend...

Julie

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Pink tulips would be pretty in my home right now! But the orange ones are lovely...congrats to the giveaway winner! Lucky girl♥

Lisa said...

I would go white. Love yours, always a good color with turquiose.

x

Alessandra said...

Congratulation Colleen ;-)

Libbie said...

Oh Yellow for sure!!! :) I don't really like yellow that much but they make for happy tulips!!!! :) Love your orangies!!!

Vintage Home said...

I can't believe it!...I already know which bag is my favorite City Saki Suzani ..Pink!
Oh I am soo excited ...Thanks to SAKI SACKS, KORALEE & violets are blue random number generator!
p.s. I love that you got orange tulips from the stand!

THANKS KORaLEe!

Laura Marcella said...

Oooo, orange is my favorite color! I don't think I've seen orange tulips very often. So I definitely would've chosen them! They're so beautiful.

Marianne said...

I've always loved tulips ... and any color is perfect! And I love marmalade ...

Your photos are always so appealing and whimsical. You have a true talent!

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
Congrats to Colleen! What a pretty blog she has and now... such a pretty bag!

Your tulips really are the color of marmalade.
I read that the color orange stimulates creativity; it is also a healing color ~ so they were meant to go home with you!

Koralee, I do hope that you feel better soon. It's so good that you are able to stay home this week ~ Sending prayers your way for comfort, the best therapies and a speedy recovery.
Take care ♥ Koralee
Blessings always,

~ Maria
ps. Thank you for your kind words * and such a warm welcome to my sister!

GardenofDaisies said...

I love the orange tulips with your turquoise blue pieces. Perfect color combination!

i.ikeda said...

Oh, they look so summery. And I love red and white tulips like these: http://www.geneburch.com/gallery/d/1497-4/Red_White_Tulips.jpg

Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Vintage Home said...

oh Koralee I am soo excited!
so self absorbed I failed to realize you are still having back problems...they are the worst!
Talk soon.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Congrats to your winner! Tulips are my favorite...I often go for the white ones, but some days I want color-yellow, peach, bright red. A tulip puts a smile in my day! I love your orange ones!

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

What a nice surprise, they look lovely :)

Beach Vintage.com said...

I dont think I would have chosen any other colour sweet friend. Just perfect!

tinajo said...

Love that color combination! Have a great monday! :-)

FrenchBlue said...

What a perfect way to start a Monday with orange tulip marmalade on toast and you sweet sunny smile!
xxx's

blessedmom's simple home said...

These are beautiful. Tulips really are my favorite flower. I love a variety of colors, but will buy what ever is available, although I tend to gravitate to the pastel colored ones.
Have a wonderful week!
Blessings,
Marcia

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Oh I just love orange flowers Koralee~ I would never wear orange, unless for fancy dress! But I do love orange blooms especially nasturtiums tumbling out of pots in the late summer.....Happy Days,

Love Sarah x

Odile said...

J'adore les tulipans roses et les blancs, j'aimerais avoir un beau jardin, et j'aurais sûrement des tulipans roses. Congratulations to the winner. Happy week and hello from spain under the beautiful sun.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Koralee,

I love the orange tulips....great color combo!

Hugs,
Stephanie ♥

T's Daily Treasures said...

Those tulips are beautiful! And orange marmalade. Yum! I baked up some orange marmalade muffins recently. I can see that you have been up to making lots of sweet treats of your own. :) Have a fantastic week. Tammy

found and sewn said...

What a lovely surprise, have a great week x

Colores said...

congrats to the winner!! and your orange pictures are colouring my day!!!! Kisses

It's me said...

White or pink !!!..i like them the most...happy new week darling........love love love Ria....xxx...

delia hornbook said...

I haven't seen orange ones either. I have yellow and red growing in my garden but i do love the pink ones to and the purple. There such a pretty flower. I do love the colours and the arrangements of your photo's they always bring a smile to my face. Have a lovely week, dee x

Martina said...

Love these orange tulips! The combination with your aqua background and stool is just perfect, such a happy color scale! Hope your monday is just as nice!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING KORALEE!!!

Well my sweet, we are both back at school today, non? Your two weeks are up, my one week is over, and for the last 3 days, the pain in my hip subsided. WHAT HAPPENED, HOWEVER? Like you, I am in pain AGAIN and it is worst. When I got up this morning, my back AND hip were at it again. Funny thing, I was just laying in bed!!!! So yes, let's see what this first day back will bring!

On Saturday, I had a WONDERFUL friend over for lunch. She surprised me with a gorgeous small bouquet of daffodils with ORANGE TULIPS in the middle....oh they are glorious..but like you, I am not an ORANGE person. I LOVE PINK or WHITE TULIPS!!!! I think that a cropped and tight bunch of white tulips tied together like her bouquet with twine would be so gorgeous in my new little square glass IKEA vase...hmmmmm...!

I so hope you feel better TODAY my dear, dear friend!

MUCH LOVE et grosses bises, Anita

Amanda said...

Isn't that the special beauty of tulips? Sometimes you just can't tell what that tight little bloom is going to reveal. And they're so crazy the way they keep growing taller and lankier as they open.
Amanda xx

andrea creates said...

they are so pretty- i always go for orangey corals and pinks if i can....

Svenska Blomsterbloggar said...

My favourite tulips are deep purple peaony tulips. I just love when they are so tall and floppy, wild ...

Interesting connection tulips vs marmalade hihihi : )
Love
Emelie

Snappy Di said...

A mixing of colors... but I've never seen tulips sold that way. boo hoo...

DI

The Moerks said...

I am not sure why, but I just adore hot pink tulips. They just look right to me.

Rizzi said...

THE TULIPS ARE SO PRETTY, I GUESS I WOULD BRING HOME PINK, IF THEY GREW BLUE, I WOULD BRING HOME BLUE......
BUT...YOUR ORANGE TULIPS ARE SO PRETTY...... AND I LOVE MARMALADE AND TOAST....HAVE A GREAT WEEK. RIZZI

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Sunny, Springy shots these are!
I brought pale pink back home this morning.
Enjoy your Monday morning cup, sweet Koralee!
Lots of love for the new week xxxx

Privet and Holly said...

Mmmm....toast with
orange marmalade and
orange tulips; what a
delicious combination.
I love tulips in all
colors and usually buy
two bunches in different
hues. One of my fave
combos is yellow and
purple! Happy day,
sweet friend!
xx Suzanne

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

a pretty surprise color! they are so happy, bright, and sunny :)

Heidi said...

congrats to the winner...love the flowers!

flowersandhome said...

Hi Koralee! I absolutely LOVE tulips. They start to show their colour in the garden now.
I hope things go better with your back soon.
Just read about it at Join my joy. I left a reaction right after yours, so that's why I saw it.
Hope you get better soon,
best wishes for a quick recovery!
Bye,
Marian

Poppy said...

Just perfect! :0)

Lou xxx

Monica said...

Definitely red ... they are probably my favorite. However, I do love your orange tulips -- very fun :) I tried making your cupcake liner flowers. They were a very fun project. I don't know if you saw my post about them or not. I also really enjoyed the article you submitted to the Where Women Cook magazine. Very nice!

Natasha said...

Ah such beautiful, cheery flowers! I adore yellow tulips best but I would likely take any color home really :) I can't wait until the stands and markets start to open here too, fresh flowers in the house makes such a difference :)
Happy week my friend!
xo

Pinecone said...

I love the color combination...beautiful!!
xo
Ashlyn

pollydove said...

Oh I LoVe that the tulips match your marmalade - soooo adorable! And the orange is fun isn't it? (You are fun too, Koralee. I just love your creativity!) xoxo

birdie blue said...

love the marmalade tulips, miss koralee. a lovely shot of color.

have an excellent monday.
xo
~molly

Angel.Pearls said...

Yes, this sunny orange really is sweet to the turquoise!! I love white tulips, or pink and orange -but most all pretty colors together! Hugs from Eva

bikim said...

probably crisp white! but that turned out to be a gorgeous colour! and it does go with the marmelade!!!!!!!!;)
beautiful photos!
Rosa

Angela said...

Una foto a dir poco favolosa. Coloratissima e delicata, i tulipani sono meravigliosi :)

Squirrelhaus said...

I love tulips and yours are a stunning color of orange!
And.......the marmalade looks wonderful!!!
Have a great week!
And congrats to the winner!!! Lucky Girl
Chris :o)

Tamara Nicole said...

Soo pretty, need the bright colors! It's been raining non stop:-)

hometown girl said...

the orange is really lovely! i like the white and the pale pink but i just love flowers so no matter what the color i'd be happy! have a wonderful week! xo susan

Suz said...

Orange is really growing on me, Koralee. I am liking it more and more. I am not sure why. I particularly am loving orange and turquoise. Your pictures are so pretty. You could make me love anything!

Thank you so much for the sweet note on my blog. We have had a hard couple days and I appreciated it ever so much!

Big hugs,
Suz

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Darling friend,

Oh, my first day back was SUPER. I am sure I had some friends praying for me because ALL went well. But my hips dearest, my hips are so sore...and like you said, I used to bounce right back after a day or two...not anymore! YIKES...well you know, I will be 53 this month..and I guess it is happening!!!!! BUT I DON'T FEEL IT OTHER THAN MY HIPS!!!! Well my sweet, therapy will help you. Oh, I hate to think of you being laid up like that! I so wish I could be in close proximity to you wonderful friends....I would bake you some FRESH HOMEMADE BREAD or a PIZZA...ahhhh....comfort food!

Well my dear, we only have 10 weeks left of school and I have so much to teach yet, but I think we are ready. The kids however, are spectacular children and I think the little sunshine that they got on their spring break trips AROUND THE WORLD helped them a bit!

Signing off now my friend...SEE YOU IN THE MORNING...Anita

By the Bluegrass said...

I love the color of marmalade and I love the song lady Marmalade. hee-hee. That's the color I would have brought home. Have a lovely week, Koralee.
xo,
Sena

curlysusieQ said...

I have a soft spot in my heart for all tulips, because my dad had a green thumb and enjoyed growing tulips. I've also been to Holland (as a child), talk about beautiful tulips in a variety of colors. Have a great week. xx susan

Susan said...

Hi Koralee!
I would choose pink tulips, but I think yours are a pleasant surprise! I thought your pink and aqua bunnies were pure delight!
Blessings!

Alisa said...

Beautiful!
I always seem to come home with white tulips.

Gloria said...

Beautiful!!! What a nice surprise...:)

I would have come home with PINK, or white. But lately I might have to say yellow or red. IT might depend on what colors I had to choose from!!??? :)

I hope you are having a wonderful week..
xoxo Gloria

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Any coloured tulips are pretty, but red I think is my favourite.
I love your gorgeous orange flowers and the marmalade on toast...yum!

Happy week, dear friend
Hugs
Carolyn

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!

.·:*¨¨*:·.Sending you more get well wishes.·:*¨¨*:·.

thinking of you dear ♥

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I so hope you are feeling better today dear Koralee.....Anita

francis said...

I so hope the orange tulips will help to make you feel better . Orange is our national colour . Our dutch royal family is called
Van Oranje by last name and our national soccerteam has orange for their shirts .
The fans are dressed up in orange and when they play europian ore worldcup people decorate whole streets with orange flags .
So ... you know now ...orange is our colour !
Best wishes for you sweet friend

Diana Shearer Art said...

I love this! It's funny how I keep seeing the most beautiful shades of orange lately. It's not a color I used to notice much, but I'm falling in love with it. I think the oranges against the blues in your pictures are absolutely gorgeous and makes me want to go create something pretty!
Thank you for your ever inspiring posts! So thankful for them :D
~:Diana xo

gillyflower said...

Beautiful tulips!
I just love simple bright red ones, or those with coloured tips.
Congrats to the lucky winner of your giveaway!!
Have a lovely day Koralee!

Marilyn said...

Your marmalade tulips are beautiful! I would love these or yellow ones.

Maria said...

Hello!
Always so beautiful pictures here!

Not Just a Waitress said...

I would pick ORANGE!! It's my husband's very favorite color!! :) I found out recently (from our dear friend, Saskia) that it was a favorite of Frank Sinatra, as well. :) Who knew!!!
Enjoy the end of your week, Koralee. BLESSINGS!!

malia said...

prettiest orange ever!