Tulips, Hyacinths & Spring's Arrival

February can be such a tease. Even though it's still pretty chilly, those first few sunshine-filled days always make me a little anxious to get going on the spring cleaning checklist! I couldn't help but pull out my strappy black flats and get over to the market to pick up some tulips. After a long stretch of winter, with all its dried flowers (which I am decidedly not a fan of), it's such a refreshing sight to see some color!  

I will often opt to custom make bouquets from the market. It's perfect because all you have to do is name your price point, select your flowers, and the florists do the rest. Pre-made bouquets that line the booths provide the inspiration, but being the perfectionist that I am, I can be pretty picky when it comes to certain greenery or accent colors. This tulip & hyacinth bouquet, however, was so neatly wrapped in beautiful brown paper that I couldn't find any faults! The hyacinths had the most fragrant scent to them and gave the bouquet a great neon variety.

This is Adam. He's my adventure buddy, best friend, and so often the man behind the camera. Even though it's easy enough for me to run down to the market on my lunch break, we love to make a day date out of it and try someplace new downtown for lunch!

bringing bouquet home

These beauties were a perfect compliment to the orange Glassybaby on my bar cart. This is one of my go-to spots for displaying bouquets, they get tons of light and give a little added height to the composition of the bar cart.

Paradise Found at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

A Visit to the Volunteer Park Conservatory