With summer coming to an end, it’s time to bring some fresh flowers inside to brighten up our interiors. But most of us don’t have a Candy Spelling-style flower-cutting room to call our own, so storing a variety of vases can take the bloom off the flower-buying rose.
But our vase storage problem has been flattened with the Collapsible Vase from Lee Valley. This handy vase comes flat as a pancake, and when you want to use it, you just mold it into the design of your choice by filling it with hot water. After use, you can flatten it for storage by putting it back into hot water and smoothing it flat. Keep a few on hand as hostess gifts if you’re invited to a dinner party this fall—just pick up a bunch of fresh flowers, pop them in and you’re the guest with the best.
($6.50, available at leevalley.com)