|Coral or Barnacle Vase|
This type of vase has been on my radar screen for a while. They are called coral or barnacle vases, and they are made by hand in Thailand using a pottery technique that goes back almost 1,000 years. Imagine my surprise when I saw one in HomeGoods in Venice yesterday for a small fraction of what they usually are priced. It's a soft celadon, and looks great on my Mercer table. It adds a seashell, organic, and artisanal element that I really like.
I was tempted to run to Trader Joe's for some flowers, but I am trying to be cautious and not overdo my nonessential outings, and I was just at TJ two days ago. So I erred on the side of caution. But I think it would be very pretty with spray orchids or calla lilies - black calla lilies would be stunning.
Speaking of black plants, I have a shipment being delivered today from Plant Delights with a couple of black elephant ears and several Brugmansia, so this weekend I hope to spend time in the garden. The weather here has been lovely and perfect for gardening.