Tabletop tips for tulip decorations

Sometimes inspiration starts with just a sprinkle of an idea, or some beautiful linens, or heirloom china. Sometimes it’s the season or the special occasion. For me, more often than not, it starts with the flowers…in this case, tulips! My tulips are so bright, fresh, and colorful, you can almost hear them say “Look at me!” so I kept everything else neutral and organic.

tulip decorations with burlap Table Runner with Tulip Arrangement Centerpiece

Using a burlap table runner instead of a full tablecloth keeps most of the warm wood of the farm table exposed, adding to the rustic feel.

Mix & match

tulip decorations with Green Depression Glass

I have so many pieces that I have collected over the years, and I use them all the time in different ways. Green Depression glass has just the right amount of color — it’s there but in a soft, gentle way.

Save the scraps

tulip decorations with Wired Ribbon Napkin Ring with Burlap and Tulip

Small scraps of burlap from a previous project provided just the right touch for these tulip decorations, cradling the crisp white cotton napkin.

tulip decorations with Burlap and Tulip Napkin Holder

Wired ribbon is so easy to use. Just a small piece is all that’s needed to “tie it all together” for each place setting.


Julie started her career in the floral industry over 30 years ago in a small, family-owned flower shop. From floral designer to author and lifestyle expert, her insight has been instrumental in developing the brand. Representing the company’s floral lifestyle vision, Julie has shared her talent and passion in numerous television appearances and national magazine features. She is an active fundraiser and longtime friend of IGHL, a group dedicated to facilitating a more independent life for developmentally challenged adults.

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