Even if you'd wilt outside without air conditioning, you can't deny the beauty of the flowers in bloom in the outdoors. This summer, bring some of that spirit indoors with a vase just as worthy of attention as the flowers.

Even if you'd wilt outside without air conditioning, you can't deny the beauty of the flowers in bloom in the outdoors. This summer, bring some of that spirit indoors with a vase just as worthy of attention as the flowers.


Bring the outdoors in (in more ways than one) with a grouping of these simple, insect-inspired vases. Vermont artist Laura Zindel creates this fresh ceramic line. We think they'd look great displaying stiff-stemmed daisies.

$42 at Collier West


Blenko was a leader in modern glassblowing in the 1950s and '60s. Now, you can find plenty of the company's colorful vases and other glass housewares at Flower Child. The bright, two-toned versions caught our eye.

$35 and up at Flower Child


Pewter dresses up any space, and these statement pieces could stand alone or shine as a group. They won't outshine pretty petals, though - almost any flower, wild or otherwise, would look perfect in these containers.

$336, $94 and $188 (from left to right) at Collier West


Anchor big-headed flowers - like peonies or hydrangea - or ornamental grasses in this glass vase. Its wide base makes a statement, but its see-through design won't dominate a room. The recycled glass vessel is made in Spain.

$85 at Rose Bredl


Local artist Shannon Murlin hand-throws and -glazes one-of-a-kind vases along with teapots, mugs and dishes. They're for sale at Bink Davies, and she also takes custom orders. We like this one for its quirky color design and natural look. Fill it with purple crocuses to really make it pop.

$30 at Bink Davies