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I bought this off-kilter vase as a housewarming gift for my mom, who is rehabbing a 1927 bungalow all by herself. The balanced asymmetry and splattered paint are like a metaphor for her project: the beauty is in the messy details and the things that come out a little askew. Plus, this vase is super low maintenance, requiring just a single stem to give it life (my mom is much more likely to be found digging around the garden than arranging bouquets). There are only 50 of these and I already bought one, so you might want to jump on this as a holiday gift for the perfectly imperfect lady in your life.
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