Vases for Spring-Blooming Flowers


Tulips are my favorite kind of flower, and lately, I’ve been receiving quite a few of them. I own one vase, a Vetreria Etrusca design, which has probably been in my family for at least as long as I’ve been alive. While it continues to serve me well, I recently realized that one vase may not be sufficient. Three bouquets came through the door the other day, and I had to put two of them in a pitcher. My hunt for a new vase is underway. Here are some of my preliminary findings.

Works Sighted

Crate&Barrel direction vases // Nude Glass mini magnolia vase large // Anthropologie gradient vase

Anthropologie apothecary jar // Lyngby Porcelæn 15 cm vase (burgundy)

Crate&Barrel Laurel vase // Lyngby Porcelæn 20 cm (blue) // Bloomist Ikebana vase

Setting the Table

Dinnerware, placemats, silverware, Duralex cups, linen napkins, beeswax candles, cheese board, cheese knives, carafe.

The baton has officially been passed. For the second year in a row, I’m the head holiday chef. I’ve purchased an ample amount of items to present our new table at its best. Sitting down for a meal together, no matter how small the party, is something very special. Zoom dinners count too. Although I acquired new placemats, cutlery, and tea light holders in an effort to get ready for the holiday season, they’ll have a permanent presence on the table. I’ve been paying more attention to the presentation aspect of our dining experience at home. We don’t go out to restaurants as much as we did before Covid, but I’m determined that we shall eat world-class food with appropriately-paired wine. Happy Thanksgiving! May you find joy in the little things…like setting your table on a daily basis.

Works Sighted

Madame de la Maison Orage linen napkins; Madame de la Maison antique gold and blue plates; Chateau du Petit Thouars Cremant de Loire Non Vintage; Crate&Barrel marble wine cooler; Libbey Signature Kentfield Estate all-purpose wine glasses

Crate&Barrel cheese board 36″; Crate&Barrel copper hard cheese knife; Emile Henry large baking dish

Crate&Barrel copper soft cheese knife; Crate&Barrel copper wedge cheese knife; Duralex Picardie tumblers, 7-3/4 oz.; Dowan ramekins; Hiware 35 oz glass carafe

Duralex Picardie tumblers, 8-3/4 oz.; Crate&Barrel hurricane candle holder; Bees Light Candles beeswax pillar candles; Crate&Barrel glass tea light candle holder; Bees Light Candles white tealight beeswax candles

Crate&Barrel dinner plate; Crate&Barrel grasscloth white cotton placemats; Madame de la Maison Mont Blanc linen napkins; J.A. Henckels 18/10 stainless steel flatware set