Lemon & Lime Bud Vases

created by

Melanie Mckenney

$36.00 $ 14.99

Melanie Mckenney created by

Melanie Mckenney

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Sweetly Refreshing

When life gives lemons to artist Melanie Mckenney, she doesn't make lemonade - she makes adorable little citrus bud vases!

She uses an actual lemon and lime to create these stoneware bud vases, squeezing out every detail of lifelike texture and shape. Each is finished with bright, non-toxic glazes. Use them to display a sprig of herbs or a fresh-picked wild flower, and they're sure to add a special zest to your kitchen counter. Handmade in Tonawanda, New York.

Due to handmade nature of the product, each is one-of-a-kind and will vary.

Melanie Mckenney

created by

Melanie Mckenney

Melanie Mckenney originally hails from Buffalo, NY. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from nearby Alfred University in 2006, but continued her training through numerous workshops, including study at the Studio Arts Centers International in Florence, Italy. Melanie helped to run a non-profit ceramics program in Lexington, MA, before returning to Buffalo, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.

Melanie finds the inspiration for her functional pottery in nature, and believes that capturing those natural forms in clay evokes a new appreciation for everyday objects. Often taken for granted, fruits and vegetables display a rich variety of shapes, colors, and textures. By casting directly from the actual fruit or vegetable, Melanie is able to capture these in detail. Her line of Vegetabowlsc has been in production since 2010, and she hopes to promote local farming, healthy eating, and an appreciation for handmade housewares.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
earthenware
Measurements
Lemon: 2.25" H x 3" dia., Lime: 1.5" H x 2" dia.
Notes
Items are dishwasher safe but not recommended for microwave use.
Item ID
21091

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within 5 days, arriving 6 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 3 days, arriving 4 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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LEMON & LIME BUD VASES
 
3.0

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

45%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Unique (4)
  • Bright (3)

Cons

  • Low quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Kitchen (5)
  • Gifts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (6)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (3)

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5.0

FUN!

By 

from Gaithersburg, md

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Bright

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Kitchen

    Comments about LEMON & LIME BUD VASES:

    I loved these. The holes in the vase are small, one or two stems at most, but so cute. I look forward to combining them with real lemons and limes for a flower arrangement on my kitchen window sill.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    1.0

    Picture isn't accurate

    By 

    from Michigan

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Pros

      Cons

      • Low Quality
      • Too Small

      Best Uses

        Comments about LEMON & LIME BUD VASES:

        I returned this product it as soon as I received it, despite really needing it as a gift that day. The quality was extremely poor. Previous people said it looked like a child painted it and that was accurate. I sent a picture back to the company after I received it and asked that they change the image on this page to be more reflective of the quality. They have not done so yet. I was disappointed but was refunded and gifted something else instead.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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        3.0

        lemon and lime bud vases

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        from georgetown texas

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Unique

        Cons

        • Too Small

        Best Uses

        • Kitchen

        Comments about LEMON & LIME BUD VASES:

        package came in time, arrived safely, big box, expected lemon and lime to be larger. very cute, daughter loved them. for the price of them,I was expecting something a little larger....I was dissapointed...

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Child
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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        5.0

        CUTE! But can only use one stem/flower.

        By 

        from Atlanta GA

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about LEMON & LIME BUD VASES:

        These are VERY CUTE!! But be warned you can only use one stem at a time - which is fine but just wanted to make you aware because you can't tell from the product description.

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        1.0

        Cute - BUT :(

        By 

        from Maryland

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

        • Can't Be Used As A Vase
        • Hole To Small For Water

        Best Uses

          Comments about LEMON & LIME BUD VASES:

          These looked good but are not functional - The only thing that would fit in the hole was a tiny artificial flower, or a violet.

          Service and delivery comments:

          I had this delivered to my niece. When I saw it, I was very disappointed.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Wedding

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          2.0

          FAKE FLOWERS ONLY!

          By 

          from Severna Park MD

          About Me High-end Shopper

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

          • Can't Clean Inside
          • Opening Tiny
          • Violet Might Fit

          Best Uses

            Comments about LEMON & LIME BUD VASES:

            The opening is so small you could barely get water in it let alone a cut flower! It could never be cleaned out unless you soaked it in bleach water!
            The only reason I did not return it - a silk flower bud would fit which will make it a 'easy care decoration' for a 20 something bride. Not worth the money.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Wedding

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            4.0

            Great

            By 

            from Munster, IN

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Bright
            • Durable
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts
              • Kitchen

              Comments about LEMON & LIME BUD VASES:

              My friend is a gardener and this is perfect for her put on her window sill and fill with fresh cut flowers.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

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              5.0

              So cute!

              By 

              from Rockville, MD

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Colorful
              • Cute
              • Fun
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts
                • Kitchen
                • Living Room

                Comments about LEMON & LIME BUD VASES:

                These two bud vases are so cute! Perfect for a person who likes cooking or gardening :)

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Grandparent
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                1.0

                Stay Away!

                By 

                from Lexington Ky

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Low Quality

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about LEMON & LIME BUD VASES:

                    The ones I received look nothing like the picture!
                    very poor quality paint job on the lime. They both actually look like a grade schooler made these.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Self
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Other

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                    1.0

                    Nothing like the pictures

                    By 

                    from Wichita, KS

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                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Low Quality
                      • Poor craftsmanship

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about LEMON & LIME BUD VASES:

                        I own another piece of Melanie's work and love it. And I love the idea of these tiny lemon and lime vases. But I was so disappointed to see the sloppy workmanship on these pieces...especially the lemon. There are more tool marks and scapings on them than lemon and lime texture. If I didn't know the green one was supposed to be a lime, I'd have guessed it was a child's hand formed vase. Also, the holes in the vases are too small to actually use.

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