I have an odd compulsion. Whenever I am given a bouquet of flowers, I inevitably wind up breaking it down into smaller vases and scattering them throughout the house. It is my way of bringing the sunshine indoors and sprinkling it around my home. Granted, I am no florist. Yet there is something inherently fulfilling about arranging tiny groups of flowers in the way that I feel looks just right. I also pull a few single blooms and stems out to place in bud vases in special places like the kitchen window, the bathroom counter, and random bookshelves. Needless to say, I also have a serious fascination with well-crafted vessels for such projects.
Cynthia Vardhan Ceramics is the benchmark for stunningly crafted and fantastically designed ceramics. These handmade vases and bowls (and garden markers and magnets and jars!) are shaped exquisitely and adorned with texture and color in the most deliberate and fascinating patterns. This Bud Vase in Peacock and Turquoise is so incredibly beautiful, I find myself rearranging my home in order to accommodate it (and I don’t even own it.) And these dishes? Yes, I want them. All of them. Here Comes the Sun(shine) and I’ve finally found porcelain worth holding it!