Here's another post from Ana about some white vases she found while thrifting around Austin; she's found an online source so even if you don't live in Austin, you can enjoy 'em too. Tell us what you think in the comments.
Jeanine's recent post on milk glass inspired me to check thrift stores for a white vase that would really pop against my dining table. And I found something I liked even more than milk glass...
A local vintage store had a beautiful matte porcelain vase with an intricate relief of exotic flowers. The marking on the bottom said AK Kaiser. A little Internet research turned up more information on the maker, Kaiser Porzellen, an old German company that makes figurines and dinnerware as well as vases.
The styles that I was drawn to were created by Manfred Frey in the 1960s and '70s and inspired by nature. Other designs have a more abstract, modern feel, but they'd all look equally lovely on display against a brightly painted wall or holding a bunch of flowers on a table.
An eBay search turned up a slew of them with starting bids under $10. Now I just have to find the perfect one...
[photos from eBay]