Almost four years to the day, I did a blog about Tulip Tuesday which many Islanders have been enjoying for over a decade at Morrice Florist.
Lucky for us, when Emily Coulter bought the flower/gift shop in Vineyard Haven, she continued the tradition.
What is Tulip Tuesday? Well, it’s probably one of the easiest ways to brighten up your home or office during the winter months.
On Tuesday morning, Morrice Florist gets a shipment of the loveliest tulips, and those tulips on Tuesdays only are $10 a bunch.
So for $10 you can bring a little spring inside. I have been taking advantage of Tulip Tuesday for years. I find that getting a bunch of beautiful fresh flowers (that are a lot nicer than the ones from the grocery store) makes me happy and my little ones love them too.
Emily thought Tulip Tuesday was an important tradition to continue, calling it a “winter perk,” which is true. Plus, she loves tulips, so having a reason to have a ton is definitely a good thing.
Whether you like sunshiny yellow (like me), calming white, shocking pink — there’s a bunch, or two for you. Emily said that she has customers that come in every week for the same color. She also has a customer that comes in to get the color of the chakra she’s working on that week. Another customer comes and gets one for herself and one to give to a stranger. Love that, think The Kindness Project.
No matter the color, no matter who the flowers are for, I can guarantee you that they will but a little joy in your life.
Tulip Tuesdays continue through the end of April, and Morrice Florist hours are daily, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and closed on Sundays.
I should also mention that walking into Morrice Florist is like taking a break from winter. The warmth embraces you, the smell of fresh flowers is calming and the beautiful gifts that are all around the shop are like eye candy, an experience for the senses. Just look at the table top they have on display. I want to be invited to that party! Make sure you have a minute or two to look around.
Plus I always enjoy stopping by and seeing Emily and her team at work — what they create with flowers is legendary.