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paper bag vase

by Michel Harvey
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  • the story

Brown Bag It

No, those aren't real paper bags, but they do bear a rather canny resemblance--in fact, some would call it uncanny. Handmade in Canada, these vases are designed by Michel Harvey to look remarkably like real paper bags, though unlike their likenesses, they're ceramic and perfect for flowers. Go ahead and water them all you want - these accents can handle any liquid refreshment. Handmade in Canada.

As featured in O, The Oprah Magazine

Artist card included.



Please note, these items have been discontinued. When they sell out, they will no longer be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
13473
Made from
ceramic
Measurements
large: 13" H x 7" W X 6" D
small: 7" H x 4" W x 3" D
  • the maker
Michel Harvey

Michel Harvey

Creator of the whimsical ceramic kraft paper bag and glove vases, Michel Harvey compares his work to that of a magician. "Nothing in his hand, nothing up his sleeves."

Raised in Quebec City, he studied design at the University of Quebec and Ceramics at Cegep of Montreal, and he now lives in Montreal.

His technique, like a magic wand, transforms common, anonymous, everyday objects info art forms that surprise, intrigue and amuse.

His main objective is to create a work of quality which is also pleasant to own, but which is able to do more - his handcrafted porcelain vases can hold water, plants and flowers.

If he were not an artist, he says he'd be a magician - "probably as good as David Copperfield."

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PAPER BAG VASE
 
4.7

(based on 226 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (159)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Looks hand-made (127)
  • Versatile container (123)
  • Attractive pattern (66)
  • Unique (32)
  • Antique (7)

Cons

  • Chips easily (6)

Best Uses

  • Flowers (202)
  • Decoration (120)
  • Pens (44)
  • Candy (23)
  • Gifts (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (85), Stylish (66), Budget shopper (55), Practical (55), High-end shopper (35)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (62), No (47)

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5.0

One of a kind

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from Cleveland, OH

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Pattern
  • Looks Hand-Made
  • Unique
  • Versatile Container

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Decoration
    • Flowers
    • Gifts

    Comments about PAPER BAG VASE:

    I bought this for my sister, but I'd love to get one for myself. This looks just as nice (if not nicer) in reality as it does in the picture. It really looks like a paper bag! I love unique, one of a kind gifts. I've never seen anything like this before.

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    4.0

    A re-usable gift

    By 

    from Baltimore, MD

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Unique
    • Versatile Container

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Candy
      • Flowers
      • Pens

      Comments about PAPER BAG VASE:

      Bought this for a friend who is an earth-friendly teacher. Thought it looked like recycling at its best. I filled it with homemade meringue mushrooms (for good luck) as a New Year's gift. Would look great filled with sunflowers (her favorite) when in season

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      4.0

      Very Cute Vase!!!

      By 

      from Truckee, CA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Pattern
      • Looks Hand-Made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Flowers

        Comments about PAPER BAG VASE:

        I bought two of these (small) vases for Christmas presents. I thought they were reasonably priced and a unique gift to give, and they were well-received. I think this vase would look darling on a breakfast-nook table or a patio table outside, with daisies or fresh picked wild-flowers.

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        4.0

        Great gift

        By 

        from Portland, OR

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Looks Hand-Made
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Little spendy

        Best Uses

        • Decoration
        • Flowers

        Comments about PAPER BAG VASE:

        Great gift, interesting, different, good conversation piece, useful

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        3.0

        cool gift

        By 

        from utah

        Comments about PAPER BAG VASE:

        no artist card in either that I ordered... boo!

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        5.0

        very, very cute

        By 

        from Washington, PA

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Looks Hand-Made
        • Versatile Container

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Candy
          • Decoration
          • Flowers
          • Pens

          Comments about PAPER BAG VASE:

          this is a very unusual product, and very cute. my daughter likes vases and i know she'll love this one.

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          5.0

          Irresistible!

          By 

          from Winter Park, FL

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Pattern
          • Looks Hand-Made

          Cons

          • Chips Easily

          Best Uses

          • Decoration
          • Flowers

          Comments about PAPER BAG VASE:

          It is irresistible, everyone who sees the "bag" wants to grab it to make sure it's really not a paper bag. I love it!

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          5.0

          Paper Bag Vase

          By 

          from Orange county California

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Looks Hand-Made
          • Versatile Container

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Flowers

            Comments about PAPER BAG VASE:

            I have had one of these vases for years, don't know where I got it. This is the first time I have EVER seen them, catalog or store. EVERYONE who sees it full of daffodils or other flowers loves it, and asks me "where did you get it?" Now I have an answer. I ordered one for my daughter in law who has loved mine forever. It looks like a real paper bag. Thanks, thanks,thanks.

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            4.0

            love the unexpected

            By 

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great quality
            • Looks Hand-Made
            • Looks like the real thing

            Cons

            • A bit on the small side

            Best Uses

            • Decoration
            • Flowers

            Comments about PAPER BAG VASE:

            Vase looks great with gerbera daisies.

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            5.0

            I've been looking for this for years!

            By 

            from Campbell, CA

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Looks Hand-Made
            • Versatile Container

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Decoration
              • Flowers

              Comments about PAPER BAG VASE:

              I love my 'paper bag' vase. It is very authentic looking. A few of my friends thought I was using a real paper bag.

              Service and delivery comments:

              My order was shipped/received in a timely manner.

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