It may well be the best $2.95 I ever spent. A simple glass beaker vase from CB2, a modern off shoot of the Crate and Barrel store, transforms my china cabinet into a magazine-worthy piece.
The thin glass vase comes complete with a hole in it for threading a bit of ribbon through. I tied my bit of aqua ribbon into a loop and have it hanging here on the key to the china cabinet. Who would guess that such a modern vase (it's a test tube!) could look so romantic and sweet?
This bouquet is two hydrangea blossoms from my yard paired with one of my Royal Amethyst roses. When you have a garden, your best design touches can cost less than a latte.