Happy New Year – 2nd Annual Parade of Tulips

img_8177Happy New Year! I hope your 2017 is off to a great start!!

It’s always fun to look back over the past year to see what you tried, accomplished, where you traveled, who you saw and milestones that were celebrated. But, today I’d like to look back at 2016 via the tulips that caught my eye along my travels or that I brought home to enjoy. As with last year, today’s post coincides with the Parade of Roses, so I’m doing my own Parade…of Tulips. Unless otherwise noted, the tulips are pictured at my home.img_8251 img_8258 img_8317Highland Park Village, Dallas, TXimg_8369The Lovliest, Dallas, TXimg_8377Blueprint, Dallas, TXimg_8412 img_8515 img_8737 dsc_0251Bunny Williams’ Trade Secrets, Sharon, CTimg_0029Hudson Grace, Brentwood Country Mart, Los Angelos, CAimg_9096artwork by Jeanne McKay Hartmann at Nest Inspired Home, Rye, NYimg_9597Look back on your 2016 to decide what you want more of in 2017! I’ll definitely be looking for more tulips and more travels. And, remember no matter where you are….bloom where you are planted!

May this be your best year yet!


Tulips Take a Bow

IMG_8857Tulips season is drawing to a close. I wait with such anticipation all year to see them bloom and then they are gone too quickly. Thank you for indulging me with one last post on the tulips. But, the blog is called pretty pink tulips, after all…!IMG_8841 IMG_8801 IMG_8813IMG_8800 IMG_8815 IMG_8851 IMG_8852 IMG_8855Luckily, the peonies and hydrangeas will be blooming soon. That’s the joy of changing seasons…there’s always something new happening.

What’s happening behind your garden gate?


Winner of the Kerri Rosenthal Tulip + Pink Tulips

unnamed-4Happy Friday! Between the Kentucky Derby and Mother’s Day, I’m sure you all have a busy weekend ahead!

First things first….thank you for all of you incredibly heart warming comments about your favorite memories of your moms. I was so touched to read each one of them! In a random drawing, the winner of the Citron Tiki Tulip by Kerri Rosenthal is….Michelle Lynne! Congratulations, Michelle! We’ll be in touch about shipping it to you.

Speaking of tulips, mine are just about at their peak. The weather here has NOT been great (cold, gray and rainy), but I managed to snap a few photos to give you a glimpse of how they look this week. It’s amazing how they always manage to bloom for Mother’s Day. Nature’s bouquet!DSC_0184IMG_8750 IMG_8752 IMG_8743 DSC_0187 DSC_0192Wishing all of you who are moms a wonderful weekend….I know you’ve earned it!!