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by Beth Mueller
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  • the story

Keep Love Afloat

A bud in bloom is worth a thousand words--like "thank you," whispered again and again. Leave a single stem for the one you love to show gratitude for all the little things they do to make your world more beautiful.

Beth Mueller's illustrated, ceramic vase sweetens the gesture that much more with a hand-painted life preserver floating above the word, "you." Every time they catch its bloom, they'll feel appreciated (and loved) knowing that they're your "life saver." Hand-painted in Vermont. Exclusively at UncommonGoods.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
20152
Made from
ceramic
Measurements
Base Dimensions: 3"L x 3"W x 4.75"H; Top Opening: 1.5" dia.
Notes
Hand wash.
  • the maker
Beth Mueller

Beth Mueller

Raised in rural Indiana, Beth Mueller now lives in Barre, Vermont, where she creates splendid hand-painted ceramic pieces.

Beth received a BA from Eckerd College. During here time there, she also worked at Studio Santa Reparata in Florence Italy, learning printmaking. Upon graduation, she served a two-year apprenticeship in the pottery studio of John Glick.

Her work is also influenced by the experience she gained before becoming a professional artist.

This road to becoming a full time studio artist included her work as a camp counselor, supervisor for a housing shelter, waitress, bartender and French teacher--not necessarily in that order.

She is inspired by capturing small snapshots of what she sees around her. "It all amazes me," she says. "All of these pieces relate in one way or another to some part of my life--a trip, a person--they are often little personal notes..." collection

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LIFESAVER VASE
 
4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive pattern (7)
  • Looks hand-made (7)
  • Versatile container (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Flowers (10)
  • Decoration (7)
  • Gifts (4)
  • Pens (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (11), Budget shopper (3)

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5.0

Very Cute

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from NE WI

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Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Decoration

      Comments about LIFESAVER VASE:

      This vase is an adorable way to express your feelings. The sentiment is succinct and sweet (but without syrup). The vase looks exactly as portrayed on the website, and is the perfect petite size for a desk or bedside table.

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      3.0

      Was this really hand-painted?

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      from New York, NY

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      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Decoration
          • Flowers

          Comments about LIFESAVER VASE:

          Unfortunately, this was not worth the money spent. I purchased for my mother's birthday and was expecting the message to appear much nicer. The life preserver and "you." do not look hand-painted. I was really hoping this would be more special.

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

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          5.0

          Perfect thank you gift!

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          from NC

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          Pros

          • Beautiful gift
          • Perfect size
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about LIFESAVER VASE:

            You cannot find a better way to thank someone than this pretty little vase!

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Small but nice

            By 

            from Tampa, FL

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                  Comments about LIFESAVER VASE:

                  Unique and perfect message. Small and not very useful.

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                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again

                  By 

                  from Oakland, CA

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Pattern
                  • Looks Hand-Made
                  • Versatile Container

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Decoration
                    • Flowers
                    • Gifts

                    Comments about LIFESAVER VASE:

                    Gave as gift

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                    5.0

                    Sent this to a true lifesaver!

                    By 

                    from Oakland, CA

                    About Me Budget Shopper

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Pattern
                    • Perfect image
                    • Versatile Container

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Flowers

                      Comments about LIFESAVER VASE:

                      This item made my heart explode when i saw it online - was looking for a small token of thanks to send to my amazing surgeon, something she could have on her desk as a reminder of her skill and heart and general awesomeness. Perfection! She loved it and was obviously touched and surprised. Bingo :)

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Tiny, tiny vase

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                      from Pittsford, NY

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                      Pros

                      • Attractive Pattern
                      • Looks Hand-Made

                      Cons

                      • Cute but useless
                      • Way smaller thaexpected

                      Best Uses

                      • Uses I cannot see one

                      Comments about LIFESAVER VASE:

                      I bought this for a friend as a house-warming gift. I was so embarressed when i was over at his place and saw it on his counter. It's smaller than a coffee mug, and the neck is too narrow to hold anything. He kindly asked me what it's purpose is .

                      The "life savor / you" art is so sweet.

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                      5.0

                      Perfect Gift

                      By 

                      from Colorado

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                            Comments about LIFESAVER VASE:

                            This was the perfect little something to send to my dear friend. Just wanted to acknowledge her.

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                            5.0

                            Adorable!

                            By 

                            from San Diego, California

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                            Pros

                            • Attractive Pattern
                            • Looks Hand-Made
                            • Versatile Container

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Decoration
                              • Flowers
                              • Gifts
                              • Pens

                              Comments about LIFESAVER VASE:

                              I adore these vases and have a small collection. Perfect display. Simple. Classic.

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                              4.0

                              Cute Vase!

                              By 

                              from North Dallas, TX

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Cute
                              • Sentimental

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Flowers

                                Comments about LIFESAVER VASE:

                                I purchased this vase to put on my husband's desk at work, after he'd been out of town for a few days on an emergency business trip. It doesn't hold much water, so make sure you only put a couple of flowers in it (or have him add water!) It's not so "girly" looking - and he's left it on his credenza for me to add another flower or two to it on his next trip!

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