Monday, 8 November 2010

Gorgeous Glass Vases

How many times have you bought someone flowers only to see them frantically hunting for a vase to put them in? Well next time why not treat them to a vase instead. Beautiful flowers deserve a gorgeous vase, and all of the vases I have found will look fanastic with flowers or on their own.

Nerjit Dhol creates stunning contemporary glass designs including these hanging vases, which can be used indoors and outdoors, hanging from a beam, picture rail or hook.

From her studio in Hampshire Caroline Green produces beautiful hand thrown porcelain pieces that will add a touch of style  to any room, as well as being practical. This vase is a lovely example of her work with clean lines and an understated elegance. The vase is available through Caroline's folksy shop
Caroline Green Pottery.

LoCo Glass was set up by Colin and Louise Hawkins and is based in their studio in the Cotswolds. Louise and Colin create some beautiful hand blown pieces including this gorgeous Inca range. I particularly like the steel blue. LoCo Glass are also happy to take commissions to create one off pieces. Some of their work is available through John Noott Galleries.

If you are looking for a gift with a little more history then Steptoes Dog is a great site to visit. They are vintage online boutique with a great range of homewares, jewellery, bags and designs. I found these hand painted 1930's Art Deco vases on their site, along with many other treats that I would love to buy.
Finally, if you are keen to recycle or know someone who is then these wrap covers would make the ideal gift. Designed by Emma Verner at The Cotton Potter these beautiful calico wrap covers will turn a tin can or jam jar into a lovely vase. Each one ios handmade and decorated with fabric remnants, vintage buttons, hatpins and embroidery.


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