When it comes to Valentine’s Day, the biggest thing on everyone’s minds has to be flowers. Men start thinking about buying them and women start thinking bout getting ’em. Of course, there are a few other romantic permutations to toss in there.
I generally don’t buy flowers for my wife. It’s not that I’m cheap (no, really!) or unloving or anything. I just have pretty bad allergies, so every time I buy Allie flowers, she loves them for a day or two. And then my allergies kick in and my snoring hits 30 decibels and she suddenly regrets the beautiful bouquet.
I even bought her a dozen long-stemmed roses for her once back in her teaching days, and had them delivered to her at school. There’s just something extra magical about that super long box of roses, right?
Anyways, the one thing most people don’t think about when it comes to giving flowers is the vase. Sure, lots of companies offer free vases with most orders, but they’re generally pretty simple glass vases. Simple and, well, pretty shoddy. I can’t tell you the number of super thin vases I’ve broken over the years. And not from dropping them, but just from trying to wash them or knocking into them with something.
That’s where floral-minded folks over at Waterford come in. they don’t just make beautiful vases, they make true works of art. In fact, they even have an entire collection devoted to mixing crystal and floral artistry called Fleurology.
Fleurology is the union of fine crystal and floral artistry as it relates to individual style, creative expression, and gracious living. The collection includes clear and colored crystal vases and cachepots with exquisite patterns and shapes and beautiful crystal flowers to pair with any crystal vase.
Yeah, yeah, I hear ya. A vase is a vase, right? Well no, not really. Just like I wrote about Waterford’s breathtaking Mixology collection (that still makes me want to build a bar in my house just so I’d have an excuse to buy everything in that line), this Fleurology collection is museum worthy. Any of these pieces would also make for a wonderful Valentine’s Day present too.
The Fleurology Collection includes elegant and colorful vases and bowls, as well as some truly unique crystal flowers. Prices range from a low of $60 all the way up to $1,400 so take a look to see what fits in your Valentine’s Day budget.
Check out these crystal flowers which would make great companion pieces to any vase, or simply a great gift on their own.
I love the various sizes and shapes of the vases available in this collection, but the colorful ones are especially pretty amazing.
Caroline 8: Single Stem bubble Vase
Amy 14″ Lime Bouquet Vase
Molly 12″ Lt. Blue Bouquet
And then there are these bowls. I don’t think you’d be eating cereal out of any of these unless your uncle’s last name was McDuck. But they flow beautifully with the rest of the collection and would certainly last way longer than any ol’ bunch of flowers.
Meg 8″ Rose Bowl
Cleo 12″ Angled Rose Bowl Emerald Green
So this Valentine’s Day, why not express your love in Waterford? Pick one of these gorgeous pieces from the Fleurology collection and really make your Valentine’s eyes sparkle.
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Fleurology – Meg 8″ Rose Bowl: The Fleurology Collection reinvents the vase category and takes it to a higher form of art with exquisite shapes and complementary cutting patterns that merchandise harmoniously. A stunning 8″ Rose Bowl is ideal for displaying rose petals, floating candles or cut flowers.
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