Monday, December 20, 2010

The Tulipiere

The tulipiere or tulip holder is constructed to hold one flower stem per spout. Popular in the 17th century to display tulips, crocuses, and hyacinths, they are a rarity today, but a favorite of mine. A pair makes a wonderful display on a sideboard, mantel, entry table, or as a centerpiece on the dining table. I love using white or red tulips in my tulipieres at Christmas, but many other cut flowers will work as well. Check out the lovely Windsor Smith example below. Be on the lookout for a pair of antique or new ones for yourself for beautiful Chinoiserie flower arrangements, with no flower arranging skill required!


  1. Gorgeous-have been in search of tulipieres for about 6 months with absolutely no success. Any thoughts?

  2. I bought one when scouring through a market. It's white and has a faux bois look. See it here:

  3. you know....
    i love these.
    what 'vase' would you
    ever leave out
    without flowers in it????

    these are gorgeous.

    merry merry