Thursday, April 24, 2008

New York Tulips

NEW YORK'S TULIPS Tulips and Tea, original watercolor
Eli Zabars Flower Cupcakes
Yesterday I made a concerted effort. I turned my back on chocolate and pastries.  I turned my back on all the NY kids licking drippy ice cream cones YUM
Park Avenue TULIPS I found plenty I'm pleased to say.
OK so they are not as refined as their Viennese blog pals.
New York tulips have to be tough, hardy, resilient, competitive.
Much more is required than just standing around looking beautiful.
Live and learn :)
These are my new Spring tulips. Oh and a new yellow bird is onboard too.
One thing I found PLENTY of that I bet Vienna is lacking...
FRENCH RIBBON. Don't they remind you of Spring tulips? On West 38th Street I found way more French ribbon than I could lay my hands on in Paris and I looked EVERYWHERE!


Merisi said...

Methinks those ribbons were invented in Vienna. *giggle*

I love your New York city tulips, very cosmopolitan and tres chic! I have very fond memory of Park Avenue at springtime, with the dogwoods and tulips all along the median.

Parisbreakfasts said...

St.Etienne! Madame Merisi
In the 11th century
They ain't called "FRENCH" ribbon for nuttin

A Brush with Color said...

Your tulip watercolor is beautiful! And those are always my favorite flowers. Gorgeous photos! I remember going to fabric and notion stores in NY on some of those little side streets and there were treasure troves there. I miss them, and you brought 'em back for me.

Anonymous said...

Hey PB,
Nice painting, pretty cupcakes, hearty tulips and beautiful French ribbons too all in one color packed post! A happy and bright Spring tribute New York style. Must go see Merisi's tulips at once.

Have fun today!

Janice C. Cartier said...

Oooh AND ahhhhh, I love these tulips!!! Hardy stock they are. Ribbons too? I am so ready for those. :) Beautiful. Just what we needed. AGOG now on two different continents> :)
Yumm and what a cute little girls face.
All best, JAn

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Love love love your post and painting today. It's a Beautiful painting. Love the tulips and french ribbons & the new birdie. Love it all.
yes I am ooohing and Ahhhing too. :)

Anne Corrons said...

I love tulips too! They have vibrant fabulous colors, and you are right, these ribbons are very similar. Here, in Greenwich Village, there are lots of tulips in the small gardens in front of the houses.

K and S said...

my fav flower!

Anonymous said...

W. 38th street - one of my favorite parts of NY!!! Give me French ribbon over tulips any day! Blue bird, yellow I see green birds coming soon?

Chloé Van Paris said...

Please i want to eat those flower cupcakes.I love your blog
do you want to share link with me ?
have a look to my french art@fashion blog.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

merisi and carol, you crack me up :)
I adore tulips. I wish they would grow here in Jamaica...but alas they never will. :-(

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol,
The tulips are in full bloom in Tompkins Square Park.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for taking me with you on your lovely trips to NYC and Paris. Believe it or not, my husband would not go to Paris because of the language barrier. He has however, taken me to NYC. I love EVERYTHING that has to do with Paris. I love to see your emails - they brighten my day. Enjoy this great ride you are on, and I hope life just keeps getting better and better for you.

Anonymous said...

I found New York tulips, Carol! Thousands of them...
on Long Island.

Di Overton said...

Tulips are my all time favourite flowers. I always have at least one vase of them when available.
Have you ever read The Borrowers? I think your tiny yearning would be hugely fulfilled.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful images! And I do love tulips too. I will be in NYC next weekend - perhaps there will still be tulips? I hope so.

Mélanie said...

Tulips are my favorite flowers ! and Your New York's ones look fabulous ! thank you for sharing