These Cute Vases Will Make a Mother’s Day Bouquet Last Even Longer

published May 8, 2022
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Colorful glassware is really having a moment in decor right now. When I saw these pastel-colored vases while browsing YOWIE, aka Design Changemaker Shannon Maldonado’s Philadelphia shop, I immediately ordered them as a gift for my mom, the queen of arranging (and re-arranging) little floral centerpieces in her kitchen and dining room.

The Block Design vases caught my eye because they’re reversible, meaning that you can flip them over, and they’ll still hold stems in the smaller compartment. The first thought that crossed my mind: This is a great way to make a bouquet last even longer and seem like a whole new arrangement on the flip side (get it?)!

Typically, one week after I receive a bouquet (or… to be more honest with you… buy my own on an impulse at Trader Joe’s), I find myself plucking out drooping stems and rearranging things in the vase until it all looks a bit too puny for the container. With these vases, you can stylishly display a single stem or a whole bunch of them, depending on where you’re at in your bouquet’s lifespan. The vases come in tall and short, in gray/orange, pink/green, green/blue, and blue/orange color combos. You can also shop some similar reversible styles below.

These bubbly vases from Etsy vendor SilcStuff will add pops of both shape and colors to your space, stems or no stems. They’re like a more fun take on a science lab beaker.

These cylindrical vases named after bamboo shoots and designed by Anna Perugini are currently on sale at Nordstrom. Flipping them up or down allows you to vary up stem heights.

And last but not least, this aptly-named, hourglass-shaped vase from HAY can be flipped either direction for either a shallow bowl, perfect for a succulent or air plant — or even jewelry or other small trinkets — or a deep vase.