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How Do I Choose the Best Trumpet Vase?

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Solomon Branch

A trumpet vase can add depth and elegance to a centerpiece or flower display. To choose the best trumpet vase, choose one that is the right size for your display needs and one that matches your decor. The material it is made from also makes a difference, as it can affect the appearance of whatever you are displaying in the vase and the overall aesthetic appeal; those made from quality materials tend to look classier.

The shape of the trumpet vase is found in its name, as they typically have thinner bases that widen and flare at the rim. Not all vases look like a trumpet, however, as some have a ridged or fluted rim that is uneven, which can be handy if you want to offset different styles of flowers or plants in your vase. The wider rim typically found on trumpet vases allows for a broader and more expansive flower display, although some only taper slightly at the top, which works well if you want to display only one or two flowers.

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Woman holding a book

Like many other vase styles, a trumpet vase can come in a multitude of sizes, which allows you to display many different types of flowers and other decorative plants. They also come in a variety of designs and materials, including glass, crystal, silver, pewter, ceramic and other metals. Glass vases also come in a variety of colors and tints. A clear glass trumpet vase is particularly versatile, as it allows you to display something other than plants or flowers, and you can display flowers of varied colors without clashing with the color of the vase.

Floral shops are a good place to start to look for a trumpet vase, as are stores that specialize in caterings or weddings, particularly if you want to buy them for that purpose. Department stores and online stores are also good choices, but be sure you keep a close eye on the size of the product if you shop online, as pictures don’t always reflect size well. If you want a vase made of a particular material, such as crystal, check with a store that specializes in products made from that material.

If you want an antique trumpet vase, antique dealers and estate sales are a good place to look. Yard sales and thrift stores sometimes will sometimes feature these as well, and you might get lucky and find an antique. Some manufacturers also sell reproductions of antique-style trumpet vases, which are often less expensive but just as elegant.

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