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.
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.
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!
Thoughts? Do you see yourself buying a tuliperie?