The simple little Bud Vase is one of my favorite pieces from Heath Ceramics. Heath was founded in 1948 and still is produced in their factory in Sausalito, California. The products they produce are classic examples of solid mid century Californian design. Every piece is thoughtful and functional and lovely, like this little vase. I think these bud vases have a wonderful handmade quality with that great fired ceramic texture and a perfectly balanced weight. They come in a variety of seasonally updated, and classic standard, colors. And make great small gifts (wink). Heath Ceramics are available on the web or, if you find yourself in San Fransisco, stop by their Ferry Building shop (they also have SF, Sausalito and LA showrooms).