Though we have an Anthropologie store in Madison, I don't shop there much. I'm not skinny enough, cool enough or young enough for most of their clothing. But a purchase now and then means I'm on the mailing list for their catalog — which is how I discovered this vase. As a gardener, I am a follower of the philosophy that one can never have too many vases. Most of the ones I own, however, are very restrained: wood-fired ceramics in natural clay colors, some clear glass styles and one or two slightly more colorful containers.
But none are as bright and bold as Anthropologie's "Curvey Chrysanthemum Vase." Though they call the color "mint," I think it's more of a soft teal. And given that we have a fair amount of teal and red in our interior, it should be at home in a number of locations. At nine inches tall and six inches wide, it also doesn't take up a lot of space. Best of all, it doesn't really need flowers! Though I can picture it with a big mum like its ceramic counterpart or perhaps red Gerbera daisies or twiggy red dogwood stems, it looks great just as it is. It's already brightening our winter landscape indoors.