Having fresh flowers in your home is one of the quickest and easiest ways to improve the look and feel of a room. While I am a huge advocate for bold bright colored home accessories, I sometimes feel like vases compete for attention with the flowers they hold.
That is why I am loving these simple white vases. They are more interesting that your typical clear vessels but do not take away from the beauty of the floral arrangement either.
As I have mentioned before, I am not the most gifted DIYer, but I think even I might be inclined to experiment with painting some bottles to make some white vases of my own.
Before I start though, any tips?
1 Pharmacy Bottle, $34.00 from Pigeon Toe Ceramics: This porcelain vase cast from a vintage 1956 pharmacy bottle is made by the "skilled hands, trained minds and inspired hearts" of the folks at Pigeon Toe Ceramics in Portland, Oregon. What I love about this piece is the contrast of the vintage bottle with the modern feel of the matte white finish.
2 Slip Cast Porcelain Bottle, $16.00 from Taylor Ceramics: On her Etsy page, Cara Taylor of Taylor Ceramics lists her favorite materials as: porcelain, linen, wool, hemp, and paper. Her appreciation for naturally beautiful materials is evident in her line of simple but elegant vases, planters, mugs and jewelry. The blueish grey line along the side of her Slip Cast Porcelain Bottles reminds me of the faint ribbon of vegetable ash that runs through the center of one of my favorite things, delicious Humbolt Fog cheese.
3 Ceramic Bottle Vase, $16.00 from Leif: The effortless shape of this slim matte eggshell white vase was inspired by the paintings of Giorgio Morandi, the Italian painter and print maker who specialized in still life. Much as Morandi's work was appreciated for its simplicity, so too is this simple and organic vase by Leif.
4 Vita Vase, $100.00 for a set of 4 from Michiko Shimada: Brooklyn ceramist Michiko Shimada designed the Vita Vase with the human body in mind. Inspired by the shape of the body as well as the shapes found inside the body, this set of four small vases look just as good with flowers as they do on their own.
5 Lace Vase, $14.50 from Milk Design Shop: This ingenious design turns any bottle into a vase and would make a perfect gift for someone who does not usually reuse, to show them that with a little imagination, repurposed items can look good in the home.
(Images: As linked)