I am in total shock over the number of Christmas trees that were just put out on the street for collection the last few days. How is it possible that someone still had their Christmas tree up this week?! It is already January 25th, people! Even if I give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that you bought your tree on Christmas eve itself....that is still one old spruce.
For pete's sake, it is practically spring already. Safeway is carrying tulips and Trader Joe's has started selling their famously cheap daffodil bundles. It's time to move past the holidays and focus on finding a perfect rectangular bulb vase. There is just something so classic about a handful of tulips or other bulbs flopped over in a rectangular vase. This painting I found online by British artist, Karen Munck, is a lovely example.
So, I say: find yourself a rectangle vase today, fill it with bright tulips and embrace spring! Smith and Hawken is sold out of my favorite interpretation. But Pier 1 has a selection, as does Crate and Barrel and Pottery Barn.