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?