I returned to Piemonte for my birthday. As a gift to myself, I bought this lovely bud vase and a bowl made by the very talented Diana Strinati Baur. Diana is an American who moved to Germany, then to Italy.
In this POST Diana talks about her long creative journey.
It's quite inspiring.
The photo below includes some of Diana's other pieces. I DIE for the yellow dessert plates with the pretty edges.
Someday I will place an order for those plates because I believe one day I will live in apartment and/or have a house big enough to entertain in.
For further information about her work/purchasing check out her BLOG.
I wanted to buy white Gerbera daises, but the flower stand only had yellow.
True, it is more expensive to buy something handmade. To me it's worth it.
There is no other vase on the planet that looks like this one. Diana could make fifty more vases using the same colors and the same method, yet each one would be unique.
I appreciate the time, creativity and love that went into every single piece.
This color cheers me up.