The One Vase You Need

I fully admit I'm a vase hoarder, I seriously have more options then I actually need. This past year, I've really gotten into arranging flowers and finally cracked the code to make simple grocery store blooms look like an expensive arrangement (check out this post for the How To). Since I buy flowers almost every single week, I've experimented with several different vases. However, the past few months there's one vase style I keep going back to, the cylinder vase.

Tall or small, the cylinder vase is actually the one vase you need in your cabinet. It's honestly the Go To Vase Style that helps take simple flowers from basic to amazing. Perfect example, a few days ago I bought carnations on a whim. The deep fuchsia color was too pretty to resist, even though I'm not much of a carnations person. I've always thought they were too common and not very special. Once the budget-buy; carnations were cut at various lengths to give them depth, and placed inside the cylinder vase, it was magic. The basic carnations went from so-so to amazing. 

In addition to using a small cylinder vase on repeat, I love using my larger crackle cylinder vase. 

Same vase, different flowers. 

More cylinder vase inspiration. 

 image via  Domino

image via Domino

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image via Better Homes & Gardens

Cylinder vases are by far one of the easiest vases to arrange flowers in, and quickly take flowers from so-so to wow.  I found the small cylinder vase on Amazon for less than $8 bucks. The vase is the perfect size for making small arrangements look fuller, since the opening is only four inches wide and the vase is the all the same size. Versus using a vase that has a full round bottom, its hard to place the flowers in that type of vase. I seriously can't get enough of the simple cylinder vase. 

What's your favorite vase to arrange flowers in? Are you also a self-proclaimed vase hoarder?