This Spring’s Must-Have Vase

Chinoiserie tuliperie at Niermann Weeks

Last week, the Wall Street Journal had a great article featuring a tulipiere. I first thought, tulip what? I had never heard of the word tuliperie before. It means a vase with multiple openings.

A living room featuring a tuliperie (Frontgate)

Originally from the Netherlands, tulipieres were invented by seventeenth-century Delft manufacturers who are famous for their classic blue and white ceramic work. Delft manufacturers set about to produce more innovative-looking vases during the rule of Queen Mary II in Britain in order to curry her favour as she was known to keep a palace filled with wonderful displays of flowers that were changed at least three times a week.

Tulipieres were also used for practical reasons by the Dutch. They were used to help tulip, crocus or hyacinth bulbs grow and bloom in the house.

Tuliperie by Frances Palmer Pottery

A tuliperie  is truly a one-of-kind piece that helps arrange a bouquet in the most unique way possible, in different shapes and architectural arrangements. They also look great without any flowers as free-standing sculptures.

I’ve selected a handful of tulipieres I love at various price points. Just in time for spring!


A green tulipiere at Charleston Gardens

A HomArt Tucker Ceramic tuliperie from the Modish Store

Blue Ming tuliperie at Frontgate

Thoughts? Do you see yourself buying a tuliperie? 

28 thoughts on “This Spring’s Must-Have Vase

  1. It looks really nice, I have a friend who would love to have one. Do you know where it is possible to buy one? Are they expensive or do the prices vary?

  2. These tuliperie vases are sooooo beautiful. I have a bunch of vases back home, and now I should definitely buy the tuliperie. The green one looks fantastic, it seems like a great asset to the decor.

    Your blog is amazing, Rebecca!

  3. Hi Rebecca! Such an interesting post, I have never seen a vase like this before! It is so unique, I would love to have one in my house.

  4. I am OBSESSED with these. This makes me even more excited to move out and start buying my own decor. I also love the reference to the classic blue and white ceramic pieces because they are such a beautiful staple to have in the home. May have to be more diligent in checking out the yard sales this spring for great pieces.

    1. Lol, that was my exact reaction when I saw these vases. They are just so goshdarn pretty. Good tip – I am going to look for one at yard sales as well. Let me know if you find one and send me a pic 🙂

  5. Rebecca, your blog is absolutely beautiful! And these vases are just stunning… I definitely need to get one when I move! You cover such a wide variety of topics and your theme is very fitting for your topic! Well done 🙂

  6. I always wanted to have a vase in my room but I am defiantly sure that I will break it in one week but the one vase which I liked in the blog is the HomArt Tucker Ceramic tuliperie from the Modish Store it is tiny and cute which will look awesome in my room

    1. Yes, I agree. It’s funny to me that this product is due to vase innovation on the part of Delft manufacturers 🙂

    1. I know same here. Never seen anything like them either! Lol Shelley, yes, as long as I can mention your blog on my blog too 🙂

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