Saturday, April 17, 2010

Day 2: Tulips

No great thing is created suddenly.
~Epictetus (AD 55 - AD 135)

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Used as a café on the weekends, I enter in the Pink Pavilion at the Emirgan Park. It's two storey, classical Ottoman House. Not because of the pink tulips, but named for the pink color of cranesbill (=geranium) flower. Dreaming to live spring in this finely ornamented mansion among pink tulips, and continue visiting inside but I notice outside also heavenly heavily pink, pink, pink...

Not only the Emirgan Park is gorgeous to look at, but this store is as stunning as it can be! One of my most favorite shops in Turkey! Here are a few of my most liked tulip-inspired finds, attention for their tulip designs, prints and shapes:

white wine glass :: wine carafe

wine bottle :: palace style bowl (big size)

bowl - white&blue vase

candle holder :: water glass

vase :: vase

Really aren't these gorgeous? I want one of each products for my house! And such beautiful and unique designs.... oh! See the list and unit prices here

You can browse all stylish one-of-a-kind handmade products in Paşabahçe on-line store

ps- the site is in turkish.
on-line shopping also available if you are interested in. if or when you need information about the products and/or shopping do not hesitate to ask me or send me an e-mail.


  1. Very beautiful and elegant designs indeed dear Nihal! I didn't have time to visit Emirgan this year, I really regret it!

    Have a wonderful new week! Ciao! :-)

  2. Hi! I love your tulip pictures. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. Sandi sent me to see your tulip LOVELY!!!

  4. @ Pat: Welcome, and thanks for your kind note. Tulips we know don't last to long, but they help me to connect with beautiful stories and beautiful minds and other tuliplovers -like Sandi:)