The Valentine Flowers that Never Die – Sorta

Valentines Day is upon us soon and with all flower arrangements, despite for my love of flowers, I still maintain that the vase shape  is nearly as important as the flowers themselves as it completes or even transforms the entire presentation. So for this year invest a little in the vase, let it be something that can be refilled always or from time to time, something that stands alone well. Over the holidays I got a vase from a friend from the recently deceased Eva Zeisel, and it stands alone on my desk as an object of art without flowers.  It gave me the chance to learn about the amazing Eva Zeisel , who just passed this last december at 105. Worth a read about this extraordinary woman and her work. In this case, as can be with your gift, it  can tell a story,  teach, be an  object on its own and an ongoing reminder of the giver.

As for a  special vase, you can ask your florist, the last photo many of my clients have loved and loved the suggestion of using it as a candle holder or  you can easily shop for something to bring your florist to fill beautifully. Than they will be familiar with it should you have them refill the vase. Rather than just sending another generic square or cylinder vase this Valentine’s, give a gift that becomes a part of your home.  You can invest as much as you want, just think of the arrangement the recipient likes and know a tight mouth vase only allows for a few stems mostly upright in a vase….which may be perfect for the right spot. The vase should be something that stands strong on it’s on or as part of a little vignette. 

Here are a few vases from a variety of stores in a variety of prices

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Bark Vases gorgeous on own great for branches and bunches of lilac  available at Bloomingdale’s

Tiffany and Co

West Elm – collection pretty and colorful on its own – drop a few stems in each gorgeous

Simon Pearce

About cornucopiaofbeautifulthings

Dorothy Pfeiffer is owner and Creative Director of Cornucopia since 1995. When she first bought Cornucopia in 1995 it was a retail flower shop on the Upper East Side. Since, Dorothy has moved Cornucopia to a studio space in the heart of the flower market and has expanded the business to include all aspects of event design and recently has developed an added Interior Design for Coporate and Home to the services offered at Cornucopia
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