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Add Beauty to Your Home With Flower Vases and Decorative Vases

A decorative or flower vase is a beautiful way to update the look of your home. When you shop on eBay for an affordable flower vase or decorative vase, you can find many unique choices, as they come in many different shapes, sizes, and colours. Putting a beautiful flower arrangement in a beautiful vase can also be a great present.

Materials that are used for decorative vases

Decorative flower vases are made from many different materials, including:

  • Metal - Metal flower vases can be made from many different metals, including brass, copper, and silver.
  • Porcelain - Decorative porcelain flower vases are translucent, but they are often glazed to give them colour.
  • Stoneware - These flower vases are made of clay that is fired in a kiln at a very high temperature.
  • Glass - Glass flower vases come in a variety of colours, and they can have etched designs in them.
  • Ceramic - Ceramic flower vases are made of clay, and they are hardened by heat.
Types of antique and vintage glass vases

Many different processes were used to create a variety of glass flower vases, including:

  • Milk glass - This white glass is opaque, and it can have various designs pressed into it.
  • Pressed glass - Many different colours of press glass flower vases are available. These pieces are created by pouring molten glass into a mould.
  • Carnival glass - These glass vases have a shiny, metallic, iridescent surface shimmer.
  • Depression glass - These glass vases were made during the Great Depression to give homes a brightly coloured affordable glass flower vase.
  • Elegant glass - These handmade glass flower vases from the 1930s can have very vivid colours, and it was highly polished while warm to get rid of any flaws in the glass.
Which manufacturers make antique decorative vases?

There are many manufacturers of antique decorative flower vases. Fenton Art Glass Company often made milk glass flower vases from 1905 to 2007. You can find a variety of milk glass patterns from this company, including basket weave, hobnail, and coin dot. McKee made many antique pressed glass flower vases in Philadelphia. While Fenton Art Glass Company made some carnival glass vases, another company to make it was Northwood Glass Company, which is especially well-known for its golden iris carnival glass. Hocking Glass Company was one of the early manufacturers of depression glass.

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