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porcelain shopping bag vases

by Michel Harvey $35.00
Handmade

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  • the story

It's in the Bag

Paper shopping bags are notorious for ripping and spilling your contents on the sidewalk at all the wrong times. But you'll never have such problems with these bags - they are really heavy-duty porcelain vases or object holders. Michel Harvey does an uncanny impression of the real thing with these handmade, everyday art sculptures that are functional, quirky and have dead-on design, right down to the creases, folds and rope handles. Available in two sizes. Handmade in Canada.

These items have been discontinued. When they sell out, they will no longer be available. Sorry, only small shopping bag is available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
15676
Made from
porcelain ECO silk paper
Measurements
small: 6" H x 4" W x 2.5" D
medium: 9" H x 4.5" 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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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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PORCELAIN SHOPPING BAG VASES
 
4.4

(based on 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Looks hand-made (44)
  • Versatile container (44)
  • Attractive pattern (19)
  • Unique (7)
  • Looks like the real thing (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Flowers (60)
  • Decoration (33)
  • Pens (33)
  • Candy (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (24), Stylish (23), Practical (20), High-end shopper (19), Budget shopper (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (19), No (13)

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4.0

I don't know what yall are talking about

By 

from Texas

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Unique
  • Versatile Container

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Candy
    • Decoration

    Comments about PORCELAIN SHOPPING BAG VASES:

    this product rocks! I was just browsing on the site when I saw it, and I could not resist buying it. I was a bit leery after reading some of the reviews of it, but I decided to take a chance.

    My bag is perfectly made! Everyone who has seen it has instantly recognized it, the glass is wonderfully clear, and it is neither too thin or too heavy glass. The opening is wide enough for averaged sized hands, and candy looks fantastic in it.

    I am very pleased with my purchase, and plan on buying more. My mom has been dropping hints that she would like several of these for her birthday.

    One thing I was not too pleased about was the picture of the fish on the side of the box it comes in. Please do not put a fish in here! It would not be happy. They need more room to swim.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    This bag won't tear!

    By 

    from Santa Fe, NM

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Looks Hand-Made
    • Versatile Container

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Flowers

      Comments about PORCELAIN SHOPPING BAG VASES:

      This is the second one I bought. I've received many compliments on it. Almost everyone has had to touch it because they didn't believe it wasn't paper.

      My only complaint was that I used the first one outside with water in it for the flowers. Although it was in a sheltered area, an unexpectedly high gust of wind knocked it off the table and it broke. Next time I put it outside I'll put pebbles or marbles in the bottom to weigh it down.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Charming Gift

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      from Lewes

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Versatile Container

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Decoration

        Comments about PORCELAIN SHOPPING BAG VASES:

        nice gift, well received.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Really dresses up a picnic table

        By 

        from Santa Fe, NM

        About Me High-end Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Pattern
        • Looks Hand-Made
        • Versatile Container

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Flowers
          • Pens

          Comments about PORCELAIN SHOPPING BAG VASES:

          I do a lot of outdoor entertaining and this is perfect on a patio or picnic-style table. I dress it up by tying raffia ribbon around it to coordinate the table settings and flowers. A nice fun piece!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          fantastic

          By 

          from New Jersey

          About Me Midrange Shopper

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          Pros

          • Attractive Pattern
          • Looks Hand-Made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Decoration
            • Flowers

            Comments about PORCELAIN SHOPPING BAG VASES:

            This is adorable! Looks absolutely real. Nice decoration for Spring/Summer flowers.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Very cool!

            By 

            from Rochester, NY

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Looks Hand-Made

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Flowers

              Comments about PORCELAIN SHOPPING BAG VASES:

              I purchased the smaller one last year for my wife and it was an instant hit. I added the larger one this year. Same great positive response!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              wonderful gift item

              By 

              from Iowa city Iowa

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Versatile Container

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Candy
                • Flowers
                • Pens

                Comments about PORCELAIN SHOPPING BAG VASES:

                Handy for that last minute gift...keep at least one on hand.

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                5.0

                incredibly realistic

                By 

                from boston, ma

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Pattern
                • Looks Hand-Made
                • Versatile Container

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Flowers
                  • Pens

                  Comments about PORCELAIN SHOPPING BAG VASES:

                  The vase is just so beautiful. It looks delicate enough to actually be made of paper. It works great for my pens on my desk.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Cuter than you can imagine

                  By 

                  from San Diego

                  About Me High-end Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Looks Hand-Made
                  • Versatile Container

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Candy
                    • Decoration
                    • Flowers
                    • Gifts
                    • Pens

                    Comments about PORCELAIN SHOPPING BAG VASES:

                    This is so unique and fun. Everyone who sees it has to touch it because it is so realistic. Wonderful gift!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    This product is a lovely treat!!!

                    By 

                    from Santa Barbara, CA

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Candy
                      • Decoration
                      • Flowers
                      • Pens

                      Comments about PORCELAIN SHOPPING BAG VASES:

                      I very much appreciate the uniqueness of this gift.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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