This week my brother and sister-in-law visited and brought me some lovely tulips. I’ve put them on my sideboard along with crystals and plants.
I bought a sideboard for my living room to help keep the clutter at bay, but to be honest, I don’t think anyone even puts anything in it anymore. It’s filled with toys, board games and craft items which are rarely used anymore (well maybe the board games.) And the drawers are filled with pens, candles and paper and card (And Pokemon Cards) On top of the sideboard I have candles, plants and my crystals….but it’s become a bit of an argument. Whenever one of the older kids brings down a game console, all my stuff gets push over to make room for the console, and even when the consoles are not here there are always game controllers left on the sideboard. I understand because the sideboard is next to the television stand and they can plug their consoles in easier, but it does annoy me when I’d like to keep it full of my pretty things instead.
I have an idea though. There is a space in my bedroom where I could fit a smaller type of sideboard and use it solely for my crystals and candles and maybe even a plant or two. I’ll just keep a candle and a couple of plants downstairs and then the kids can use the sideboard for their consoles without me moaning at them.
That’s the problem having a big family, even with a big house it’s hard to find a space for yourself.
For more information on tulips you can read another post of mine.
Here are a few facts about the tulip:
- tulip flower buds are knows for being almost perfectly symmetrical
- tulips are part of the lily family
- you can find tulips in almost any colour
- white tulips are used as a gesture to say sorry
- tulips are said to signal the beginning of Spring
- they were once the most expensive flower
- if you cut tulips they will continue to grow up to an inch in your vase
What a lovely gift from your brother and sister in law. Tulips are pretty flowers.
Ahh! We have a sideboard in the dining room which is a magnet for clutter. It drives me insane and it’s a constant argument. It sounds like a good idea getting somewhere just for your crystals. x
These tulips are such a beautiful colour :o)
We have a sideboard in the kitchen which often becomes a dumping ground. It gets annoying when you make a sideboard look nice and then it gets taken over!
tulips is an soo decent flowers i also like these flowers.
great idea to give the kids a space to keep their gaming equipment and of course your pretty things – lovely flowers! I never knew tulips would grow in the vase either.
Your tulips are beautiful. They are my favourite spring flower. I’m trying to grow more in our garden. I only knew the first of your tulip facts, so thank you for sharing. My family is not quite as big as yours, but I know exactly what you mean. I like your idea of having a space up stairs for your crystals. #mmbc
Tulips are beautiful flowers x #mysundaysnapshot
What a wonderful gift it is. Pictures are great!
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I can just imagine the frustration with the sideboard!
I didn’t know any of those tulip facts, so it was very interesting to read them. This year I discovered that puppies like to bite the heads off them! I literally had to pull mine apart to stop her from doing that.
They are beautiful – such a perfect pink! Thanks for sharing and for linking up with #MySundaySnapshot.