Jacquelynne Steves

Flower Show Inspiration- Tulips and Bicycles!!

Are you ready for some colorful inspiration? Last week, we went to the world famous Philadelphia Flower Show. We try to go every year, there is always so much to look at, and of course, it’s a nice little preview to Spring! I was especially excited to go this year because the theme this year was Holland, and we actually traveled to the Netherlands last April and loved it (check out the photos from that trip here).

Holland is the country of bicycles- we were amazed at the number of bikes we saw while we were there, seems there are 2 bicycles for every person!! So of course, bicycles were well represented at the Flower Show.

There were bicycles hanging from the ceiling:

One of the displays featured dozens of old bicycles painted white, and built into sculpture (this is just a small part of that display):

My favorite was this bridge constructed of old bicycles:

I shot a little video of the fountain made from bicycle parts, too:


I have many more photos, this year I was especially paying attention to the color palettes of the flower arrangements and displays, and I plan on posting those a little later. I hope you found this inspiring!


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    Carol Kindt
    Posted March 22, 2017 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    +What a show! I appreciate your posting those wonderful pictures as I haven’t had the opportunity to attend that flower show. It’s just amazing the things they think up to decorate with.

  • Debra Ingle
    Posted March 24, 2017 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    Awesome pictures of all the bicycles and floral arrangements! would love to see something like that in real life. Thank you for sharing.

  • deediedowling
    Posted March 24, 2017 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    I loved the pictures of the Netherlands, and the your delft plates are just perfect, I just love delft! Can’t wait to see more of the flower show pictures loved the used the bicycles everywhere in their show.

  • Susan
    Posted March 25, 2017 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    So clever and pretty! What a nice idea and your new “Dandy Drive” will be great!

  • Valerie Lanham
    Posted March 25, 2017 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    thanks for sharing the pics. I also love the bridge. The grasses in one of the bike baskets was a nice touch.

  • Mary VanDoodewaard
    Posted February 11, 2018 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    So much beauty! I was born and raised in Holland (and rode a bike everywhere) and when we arrived in Canada in 1972 I sure missed all the flower shops and the flower stalls at the markets where flowers were so cheap. I’m happy that has changed and I can now buy flowers at the supermarket.

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