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Hyacinth Bulbs in a Vintage Soup Tureen

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When the spring season arrives, so do the colorful flowers. Try creating a centerpiece of hyacinth bulbs in a vintage soup tureen.

Spring has finally sprung in our area of the world. I love the warmer daytime temps while still remaining cool at night. The dogwoods, forsythia, cherry blossoms and more are all in bloom. The only drawback is the darn pollen. It seems like this year is especially bad. It makes it nearly impossible to sit on the front porch during the blooming season. Not to be deterred, I decided to bring some blooms indoors. Let me show you how to create a centerpiece with hyacinth bulbs in a vintage soup tureen.

How to Plant Hyacinth Bulbs in a Vintage Soup Tureen

It’s no secret that I love to thrift shop. I love the thrill of the hunt – finding a hidden gem or treasure to use in my home. A few years ago I purchased this vintage lion head soup tureen. The set includes a platter, tureen, lid and ladle, all for the grand price of $3.00!

Yesterday I did a quick internet search and discovered the same set being sold for $95.00!

Anyway…this tureen is the perfect vessel for planting.

Buy bulbs at the grocery store

My local grocery store has a small flower/plant area. At this time of year they sell potted hyacinth, tulips, daffodils and other spring bulbs. On this day, these hyacinth plantings were on the clearance shelf. Each potted plant had 3 bulbs for $4.00 each. This is thrifty and practical, as the bulbs are already sprouting flowers. No need for waiting.

This is what the hyacinths looked like after two weeks. Still going strong and they are wonderfully fragrant.

I nestled a couple of speckled eggs on top of the moss.

This would be beautiful for an Easter table centerpiece.

After 4 weeks, the hyacinths have bloomed even more. Plus the color has intensified.

I can’t believe that I have never tried this before. Super economical and so easy to do. You can try this with any watertight vessel. Pottery, Pyrex, glass, vase and so much more!

I hope that you have been inspired to give this a try in your own home. Be sure to let me know how it goes!

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4 Comments

  1. Great find! Your blue and white dinning room is lovely…Thanks for sharing.

  2. Your idea is wonderful and I’ve always believed in reusing and recycling.
    Since all of your planters are water tight,what about ‘root rot’?????
    Bulbs planted in the ground have the benefit of natural drainage.
    Do you drill holes to enable this?
    Just wondering……
    Peggy Williams
    [email protected]

    1. Hi Peggy,
      Great question! We use the watertight containers just until the bulbs bloom and die off. We then remove the bulbs until the next blooming season. Sometimes, we go ahead and plant the bulbs to bloom outdoors for next Spring.

      Hope this helps. Thanks for following along.
      Vicki and Jenn ~ 2 Bees

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