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Pretty Vases

Updated on December 6, 2014

Pretty Vases

Pictured at the right are three of the many vases in my home. As you can see from just this example of my own collection, vases come in many forms and colors. Here we have a black teardrop vase, an ivory colored floral motif vase and an earthy brown traditional form.

You may think that a vase must hold flowers in it ... But that is not the case. A beautiful vase can provide a welcome accent in any room even if the vase is empty.

However if you want flowers in your vases, depending on where you live, you can find excellent varieties of both fresh and natural looking artificial flowers and floral arrangements to fill your vases. Have fresh cut flowers when the season or cost is right ... have a few different stems or arrangements of "silk" flowers to change your setting with your mood!

In this hub I'll show you some of the vast variety of pretty vases around plus offer some insights on the history and uses of vases.

Some Pretty Vases

This hub introduces the reader to what I consider to be pretty vases.

Red Vase by Dale Tiffany

This glass vase is an artistic creation designed by Dale Tiffany in hues of red that perfectly matches form and color.

A Hand Blown Art Glass Red Vase by Dale Tiffany

Throughout history, vases have been made from a variety of materials ranging from hammered copper to gold and silver; fired clay pots and sun baked terra cotta; stained and enameled glass, crystal and porcelain

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Below are some pretty vases, as well as posters and journals depicting vases, that I thought you might enjoy in your own home!

Two Hand Blown Glass Fused Vases in Abstract Form

Sterling Industries Ruby Vase Accessory Vase

The Sterling Industries brand encompasses a full line of home accessories including tabletop and wall decor plus a line of accent furniture such as this beautiful vase. Sterling strives to incorporate inspiration from around the world into their home accents.

Ruby Vase Accessory Vase - by Sterling Industries

Did You Know

The word vase comes from Latin through French. Originally from the Latin word vas meaning vessel and was initially used in English during the mid 16th century.

A Pretty Nickel Plated Metal Vase in the Style of a Challis - 11 Inches Tall

Beautiful Silver Finish (Nickel Plated) on Brass Metal Vase 8.25" Diameter & 11" High
Beautiful Silver Finish (Nickel Plated) on Brass Metal Vase 8.25" Diameter & 11" High

This silver finish brass base metal vase is about 8.25" diameter on top & 11" high. It is designed especially to decorate your room with an arrangement of flowers or fruit

* Non-tarnished Nickel Plated finish

 

A Lovely Jozefina Vase - Handmade in Poland

JOZEFINA ATELIER Vice Vase, Red
JOZEFINA ATELIER Vice Vase, Red

This vibrant red vase is uniquely hand crafted by artists using traditional techniques of glass blowing. It makes a beautiful gift.

* High quality made in Poland.

* color will never fade or wash away

 

A Wide Variety of Crystal Vases

Opal Innocence Crystal Vase by Lenox

Lenox Opal Innocence Crystal Vase
Lenox Opal Innocence Crystal Vase

This extra-tall vase is crafted of Lenox hand-cut fine crystal and showcases delicate etched willow tendrils cascading down the body. The base is rooted with a trio of deep cuts.

* Makes an ideal gift; matches Opal Innocence collection

* Measures 10-3/4 inches tall

* Lifetime breakage replacement program

 

Luxurious Lalique Vase from the Versailles Collection

* Handmade in France

For almost a century Lalique has enriched the world with gifts of magnificent artistry. Delicate pieces made in crystal or opalescent glass are prized treasures of collector s world wide. Lalique defines quality in the world of glass sculpture with the delicate nature of each pieces and the extreme precision to detail. Laliqie gifts will put a smile in any face and will be treasured for generations to come.

Did You Know

Adding a penny to the water in your vase may help your cut flowers last longer?

Read the entire article on preserving cut flowers at How to Preserve Fresh Flowers

Elegant Tall Crystal Trumpet Vase by Reed & Barton

Reed & Barton Crystal Soho 14-Inch Trumpet Vase
Reed & Barton Crystal Soho 14-Inch Trumpet Vase

This Reed & Barton crystal 14-inch tall trumpet vase in the Soho pattern is flared to hold long willow branches or flowers. It's made of heavy, full-lead crystal with a thick base

* Complements Soho stemware, barware, and tabletop giftware

* Hand wash to preserve brilliance

 

10 Inch Tall Waterford Crystal Vase in Seahorse Pattern

Waterford Crystal Seahorse 10-Inch Vase
Waterford Crystal Seahorse 10-Inch Vase

This opulent 10-inch cut crystal pedestal vase by Waterford is in the signature seahorse design and made of thick, premium-quality, diamond-cut Irish Waterford crystal

* Circular wave design with trident bursts along rim

* Hand-washing is recommended to preserve clarity of crystal

* Measures 10 inches tall and 6-1/4 inches in diameter with a 4-1/2-inch base

 

Gold Tone Vases

Antique Gold Decorative Vase by Dale Tiffany

How to Decorate with Pretty Vases

Pretty Badash Vases

12" Tall Badash Crystal Urn Vase in the Murano Style

Badash Crystal Golden Urn Vase
Badash Crystal Golden Urn Vase

12" Tall Badash Crystal Vase in the Murano Style

 

Did You Know

Some Chinese Ming Vases (from the Ming Dynasty) have sold for well over $1 Million USD ?

See Ming Vase Sells at Sotheby's in Hong Kong in 2011

Beautiful Asian Ginger Jar Vase

Oriental Furniture 13" Gold Ginger Jar
Oriental Furniture 13" Gold Ginger Jar

This lovely golden Asian lacquered ginger jar vase with a Ming dynasty design is 13" tall with a 9.5" diameter base

* cha yip shape

* high temperature jiangxi chinese porcelain

* high luster clear lacquer over 24ct. gold leaf

* delicately rendered hand painted birds and flowers motif

 

Did You Know

That fragments of vases discovered in ancient burial chambers throughout the world, give clues to the history, manners and customs of the people who once lived there.

See the full article from Yahoo Education

Mexican Pottery Vase - We Brought This Lovely Vase Home from Mexico

Pretty Mexican vase
Pretty Mexican vase

Pretty Modern Vases

Triple Bud Vases on Iron Stand

Triple Glass Vase on Iron Stand-Clear
Triple Glass Vase on Iron Stand-Clear

This lovely and delicate triple bud vase with an iron base is perfect for holding single cuttings or wildflowers

* Flowers are not included

 

Green Glass Vase with White Wooden Case by DonnieAnn Company

DonnieAnn Green Glass Vase with White Wooden Case 9-3/4"H
DonnieAnn Green Glass Vase with White Wooden Case 9-3/4"H

This pretty modern vase in green and white measures 9 3/4 inches tall. The retro design watertight vase is made with tinted green glass enclosed in a white MDF wooden case.

 

Did You Know

Here's a funny anonymous quote referring to someone's skill as a potter.

"It was intended to be a vase, it has turned out a pot." Author Unknown

Art Inspired by Pretty Vases

A Collection of Iridescent Glass Vases by Loetz - A Poster

Source

You may purchase this poster from allposters.com

Dancing Vases - A Poster

Source

You may purchase this poster from allposters.com

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Did You Know

Some of the most beautiful vases were crafted by various ancient peoples who used them for practical purposes like carrying water

A Pretty Pitcher that Can Be Used as a Vase - This Artistic Piece from Portugal is on My Mantle!

Photographs in this Lens

Aside from product photos provided by amazon.com, allposters.com and other merchants, I personally took the photographs of the vases in my home.

Let me know your thoughts on these pretty vases!

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      nurulikhwana35 4 years ago

      your lense is amazing. please visit and like my lens on http://www.squidoo.com/elegance-and-classic-cerami... thankyou so much and have a great day

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      Linda Jo Martin 4 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      I love beautiful vases. I fell in love with that ruby accessory vase! Gorgeous!! Also ... great video showing how to display glass vases. I loved the wine cork collection. Very creative!

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      myamya 4 years ago

      I like your lens, well done! Squidlike

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      sherioz 5 years ago

      There's something here for everyone.

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Great collection , thanks for sharing.

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      Aquablocks 5 years ago

      Vases such as these make any place look stunning and alive.

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      zentao 5 years ago

      Some great looking vases. I am not particularly a fan of vases, but A few of these actually made me want to go get a few vases for the house.

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      jolou 5 years ago

      Very attractive collection.

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      Ahdilarum 5 years ago

      Attractive and colorful gallery fo vases. Liked it..

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      JGracey 5 years ago

      Pretty a colourful. I have some vintage blown-glass handerchief vases, and a couple of large modern vases, even some art glass. I love the different colours and shapes in some of these on your lens.