[Photo my own]
I'm kind of jazzed because the snowy white camellias on my patio are actually blooming.
[Tarlow vase images via LACMA]
At eight-inches tall, Rose Tarlow's ivory ceramic vase with crackle finish would mostly likely work with a longer branch -- not a single camellia stem -- but I wanted to highlight it today since it's such a great museum gift shop find.
In conjunction with the award she was given by LACMA's Decorative Arts and Design Council (DADC), Tarlow created this classic little vessel; only 350 will be made and a portion of its proceeds will be donated by Tarlow's Melrose House to the DADC. (Last year, Tarlow was recognized by DADC for her accomplishments as a designer, educator, fine furnishings maker and author.) It costs just under $90.
And more gift ideas: if you find yourself in Atlanta the first weekend in December, check out Hope for the Holidays at The Art House. Proceeds from sales of ceramics, glass, fine art and other works by more than 100 Georgia artists will benefit five non-profits that serve abused, neglected and homeless children: The Atlanta Mission, Children's Restoration Network, CHRIS Kids, Jerusalem House, and Sheltering Arms Early Education & Family Centers.