Porcelain Shopping Bag Vases

created by

Michel Harvey

$35.00

Michel Harvey created by

Michel Harvey

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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.

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Michel Harvey

created by

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."

Handmade
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
Item ID
15676

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

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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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5.0

Cute and unique gift!!

By 

from Nevada

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Comments about Porcelain Shopping Bag Vases:

Nicer than I expected [...]. I bought the small paper bag and the small box as gifts, so I hope the recipients like them as much as I do.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
4.0

For the romantic shopper!

By 

from Chicago

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Versatile Container

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Flowers

    Comments about Porcelain Shopping Bag Vases:

    Cute vase, less formal but attractive.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    so real

    By 

    from Finland

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Pattern

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Decoration
      • Flowers

      Comments about Porcelain Shopping Bag Vases:

      I bought the bigger one and I think it's not the right one for serving candies or storing pens but it's awesome with flowers!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Very cute

      By 

      from Odessa, TX

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Looks Hand-Made
      • Versatile Container

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Decoration
        • Flowers
        • Pens

        Comments about Porcelain Shopping Bag Vases:

        It's small enough for a work desk but big enough to be useful, for pens or small flowers, etc. Everyone always thinks it's real!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Unique, versatile gift

        By 

        from FL

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Candy
            • Decoration
            • Flowers
            • Pens

            Comments about Porcelain Shopping Bag Vases:

            I purchased this "Paper Bag Vase" for myself maybe 15 years ago.... It sits on a dresser holding extra buttons. I just ordered one as an anniversary gift for a relative. The recipient of this unique gift will own it and love it forever.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            porcelain shopping bag vases

            By 

            from Duxbury, Ma

            About Me High-end Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Versatile Container

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Candy
              • Flowers

              Comments about Porcelain Shopping Bag Vases:

              Gave as a gift to someone who has everything and
              knew she didn't have this. What is great about
              it is that is unique.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              4.0

              Was a big hit! Very deceiving!

              By 

              from Bay Shore, NY

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Deceiving
              • Looks Hand-Made
              • Unique
              • Versatile Container

              Cons

              • None so far
              • Other then it was small

              Best Uses

              • Flowers
              • Gift

              Comments about Porcelain Shopping Bag Vases:

              The gift was a "hit!" I placed a small bundle of flowers in the vase and handed it as is "unwrapped", so that she would think the vase was a bag at first. That is exactly what she thought. She was very surprised when she received the vase and felt it was not a "bag" and she loved it! Great idea to the artist!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              4.0

              porcelain shopping bag vases

              By 

              from Malibu

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Looks Hand-Made

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Flowers

                Comments about Porcelain Shopping Bag Vases:

                I will use the product for small flowers. Its very cute

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                4.0

                fun flower bag

                By 

                from Morro Bay,CA

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Looks Hand-Made
                • Versatile Container

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Flowers
                  • Pens

                  Comments about Porcelain Shopping Bag Vases:

                  I have a wonderful flower garden and this container is cute and plain so it doesn't
                  detract from the flowers.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  4.0

                  really unique

                  By 

                  from Columbus, OH

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Looks Hand-Made
                  • Versatile Container

                  Cons

                  • Cost

                  Best Uses

                  • Candy
                  • Decoration
                  • Flowers

                  Comments about Porcelain Shopping Bag Vases:

                  This is just a really fun gift - one of those the wife said "I've seen this kind of thing and always wondered, and now I'm glad we have". Very well built and extremely "life-like" like a real paper bag. Knocking it down 1-star for semi-high price, but still a good value for the overall impact of it as a gift and unique piece in our home.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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