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Vases for Holiday Greenery

INSPIRATION | December 5, 2023 | By Saxon Henry

Vases for Holiday Greenery

The season of sparkle is upon us as the post-Thanksgiving festivities lead us toward the most magical time of the year. Given that vases for holiday greenery are integral to our celebrations, we thought we’d highlight our new and tried-and-true offerings in our lineup. To illustrate just how gorgeous they can be when filled with flowers and greenery, we are featuring holiday decorations by designer, DIYer, and content creator Ursula Carmona, the first of which below is our Imperial Green Deer Ears Vase filled with gorgeous magnolia leaves from Weston Farms. Other Imperial Green and Imperial Yellow vessels and vases are featured in the lead image against a backdrop of textural grasscloth by Thibaut.

Vases for Holiday Greenery

Our Imperial Green Deer Ears Vase filled with gorgeous magnolia leaves from Weston Farms, the arrangement by influencer Ursula Carmona.

Our Imperial Green Deer Ears Vase filled with gorgeous magnolia leaves from Weston Farms, the arrangement by influencer Ursula Carmona.

Ursula, who is shown below, is a beautifully expressive home- and garden-style expert. Make sure you take in her blog Home Made by Carmona because it is fantastic. On it, she shares the expertise and innovative ideas she gleans as a design influencer. She has contributed to noteworthy magazines including Better Homes & Gardens, Real Simple, and Good Housekeeping. You can spot her on talk shows, such as Rachael Ray and Hallmark’s Home & Family TV Show. Her design savvy can be seen on-camera as host to HGTV’s Table Wars: The Look For Less digital series, and through her work as a featured designer for the One Room Challenge.

Designer, DIYer, and content creator Ursula Carmona.

Designer, DIYer, and content creator Ursula Carmona.

Ursula is a key participant in the High Point Market Design Influencers Tour, was chosen for the HGTV Style Set, and is a HomeGoods style expert. Her mission is empowering others to create a home for a life well lived. We asked this vibrant go-getter to share her holiday decorating prowess with those of us who are a bit skittish about getting the greenery right. “Sometimes we all need a little self-reflection,” she answered. “I ask myself, who am I decorating for? If the joy of the experience for myself and my family is my objective, then everything is put back into perspective. So when I add some sprigs of holiday cheer to my favorite vase and it brings me pleasure, I know I’ve gotten it ‘just right.’”

Our Vincent Black and Valor White Marble Bowls turn festive filled with holiday mementoes.

Our Vincent Black and Valor White Marble Bowls turn festive filled with holiday mementoes.

We were curious to know how Ursula thinks about adding holiday decorations without interrupting the sophistication of her interiors. “As you can probably tell, I am not afraid to be a little non-traditional when it comes to holiday décor,” she said. “Rather than bring in Christmas specific accessories, I start with statement pieces that work year-round, then add a few low-key holiday elements to those items.” As an example, she tapped our Vincent Black Bowl and Valor White Bowl in which she arranged holiday décor. “The stunning marble bowls exude luxury and can be filled with whatever works for the season,” she added. “Another example is that this particular room doesn’t host a typical Christmas tree—instead a potted evergreen replaces a houseplant for the season and is decorated like a Christmas tree.”

Decorative Vases of All Stripes

We’d like to thank Ursula for sharing her insights with our readers. Stop back by and take in our December 26th post to see how beautifully she features several more products in her holiday vignettes. And now, to our wide array of vases, many of them new to our lineup, which are followed by others that are among our most popular products. The brighter ones are perfect for greenery, while the pale ones are floral-fantastic!

The Currey & Company Biarritz Coral Fern Long Neck Vase is one of our perfect vases for holiday greenery.

In the tradition of Chinoiserie that dates back to the great dynasties in Asia, the Biarritz Coral Fern Long Neck Vase is made of porcelain. The design tells its "story" in imperial red motifs on an off-white ground. Because these are artisanal pieces handmade by families with generations of expertise, the color and pattern may vary slightly.

The Currey & Company Black Forest Mushrooms Large Ivory Vase is one of our popular vessels.

The Black Forest Mushrooms Large Ivory Vase is a vessel onto which fanciful mushrooms in a blue reactive glaze have been affixed. The expressive nature of the fungi makes this ivory vase whimsical and interesting. Made of ceramic by a group of women who live at the border of Burma and Thailand, the incredible hand-thrown vase is composed and then the decorative elements are put place, one-by-one, by hand. We also offer this vase in a medium size.

The Currey & Company Ming-Style Countryside Large Preserve Pot is one of our perfect vases for holiday greenery.

Modern interpretations of the tradition of Chinoiserie that dates back to the great dynasties in Asia, the Ming-Style Countryside Large Preserve Pot is made of porcelain. The design tells its "story" in pale blue motifs on an off-white ground. Because these are artisanal pieces handmade by families with generations of expertise, the color and pattern may vary slightly. We also offer this in a medium size.

The Currey & Company Art Decortif White Vase Set is one of our popular vessels.

The Art Decortif White Vase Set was realized in the tradition of Venetian glass techniques. Two layers of glass, one white and one clear with a matte surface, are hand-cut so that portions of the white glass are removed to create the geometric pattern that is reminiscent of the era for which the vases are named. This is a complex process that makes these true artisanal pieces.

The Currey & Company Desert Storm Vase Set is one of our perfect vases for holiday greenery.

The Desert Storm Vase Set includes two oblong-shaped vases with multi-colored swirling patterns on their surfaces. The spiraling colors convey the feel of the wind as it blows sand around; the dynamic feel of the movement difficult for glassblowers to achieve given the vases are mouth-blown while the boiling glass is twisted to achieve.

The Currey & Company Sugar Cube Vase is one of our popular vessels.

Made of ceramic, the Sugar Cube Vase is a playful composition enlivened with squares shaped like sugar cubes, thus the name. The white glaze on the surface of the squares leaves certain edges of the white cubes unglazed so that a hint of the color of the natural material brings texture to the vase. This is one of the most artisanal aspects achieved by talented ceramicists. The way the cubes build and expand toward the top is a lovely aspect of this design.

The Currey & Company Nixos Round Vase is one of our perfect vases for holiday greenery.

The Nixos Round Vase has a Mediterranean feel thanks to the reactive glaze on the blue ceramic vase. The texture achieved by the artisans who created it resulted from their desire to see how thick and textural they could make the surface. The graininess is so pronounced, its depth is evident to the hand. This old-world vase will appeal to anyone who wants a space to feel as if it is owned by a collector. We also have the Nixos in a tall vase.

The Currey & Company Peanut Large Vase is one of our popular vessels.

Who knew an old-world edible could inspire such a chic accessory? The artisans who created the Peanut Large Vase, of course! This complex beige vase has multi-layered ornamentations that make it so painstaking to create. First, there is the fluted shape of the vase's body; then there is the bumpy patterning applied in large and small shapes to mimic the streaks in a peanut shell. The ivory glaze on the ceramic is applied so that the natural color of the material shows in places for even more texture. We also have the Peanut in a medium size.

The Currey & Company South Sea Blue & White Large Long Neck Vase is one of our perfect vases for holiday greenery.

In the tradition of Chinoiserie that dates back to the great dynasties in Asia, the South Sea Blue & White Large Long Neck Vase is made of porcelain. The design tells its "story" in imperial blue motifs on an off-white ground. Because these are artisanal pieces handmade by families with generations of expertise, the color and pattern may vary slightly.

The Currey & Company The Imperial Green Deer Ears Vase is one of our popular vessels.

The Imperial Green Deer Ears Vase is a decorative green vase that has its roots far in the past. The Imperial label is apropos for the porcelain vase because this piece is made of clay sourced from the area surrounding the kilns that produced objects for the Imperial estate during the heyday of the dynasties. The formulas to achieve the particular green on this vase’s surface is a secret one guarded by ceramicist families devoted to the single color. The deep green hue was originally produced exclusively for those in high society.

Happy December!

Our Imperial Green Deer Ears Vase, described above, is decorated for the holidays by Ursula Carmona, who beautifully filled it with gorgeous magnolia leaves from Weston Farms.

Our Imperial Green Deer Ears Vase, described above, is decorated for the holidays by Ursula Carmona, who beautifully filled it with gorgeous magnolia leaves from Weston Farms.

We hope your holidays are offering you the joy this time of year exemplifies, and that you and all of those you love will make this a December to remember! If you have arrangements that include our vases and vessels, please share and call us out on Instagram so we can salute your floral-arranging talents. Be sure to add the #curreyco hashtag so we can find the shout-outs.