Personalized Wedding Wish Vase

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David Voorhees

$130.00

created by

David Voorhees

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Sure, blenders, toasters, baking pans, and bed sheets are great gifts for a new couple, but when you want to present something that really shows how you and all the other invitees feel, nothing quite hits the spot like this personalized piece. David Voorhees' handmade porcelain decorative vase is sure to capture their hearts and hold their attention (and, not to mention, their wedding guests' warmest wishes). The top opening is just large enough to allow guests to slip up to 150 rolled up wishes into this gorgeous vessel.

During their first year of marriage this enchanting piece makes a beautiful home accent, reminding the couple of their special day. And on their first anniversary, as they share a saved slice of their wedding cake, the couple can gush over their guests' best wishes and heartfelt bits of advice. The foot of the vase has been perforated, so with the gentle tap of a wooden spoon these saved strips will come spilling out. Each elegant piece is wheel formed and then hand-decorated with your choice of custom decorations for a one-of-a-kind couple. The precise lettering on each vase is created by glazing a ceramic decal written in your chosen typeface. Handmade in North Carolina.

Both of David's parents were professional painters, so it was natural for him to follow in their footsteps pursuing art making as a life. Once he touched clay he had found his medium! Primarily self-taught, he has focused for many years on working with porcelain, under glaze painting his wheel-formed items with subtle floral decorations then high firing them to a luminous state. Years of pottery making, learning his craft, and traveling to art shows along the Eastern Seaboard led to opening his own store in Flat Rock, NC with his jeweler wife, Molly Sharp. After 40 years, he continues to be amazed at the enjoyment found in the making and sharing of this beautiful art form.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
porcelain
Measurements
10" H x 5" Dia.
Notes
Not intended to hold water.

Comes in a gift box with 3 notepads, instructions, wedding poem penned by David Voorhees, and the vase.

Instructions: At the wedding reception consider placing the vase and poem card near the guest registry with small writing tablets and pens. Encourage your guests' creative participation, knowing that they will help you will recall warm memories of your special wedding time. Consider setting up your vase at bridal showers and other pre-wedding gatherings as well. Make a ceremony out of the vase opening on your first anniversary. To open the vase, invert it on a paperback book, then cover the bottom with a cloth to protect you from shards and tap the center with a wooden spoon. The bottom has been trimmed very thinly and is perforated; with luck only the bottom will drop out. The writings can go in a scrapbook and the vase will become a cherished keepsake for years to come.
Item ID
22074

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PERSONALIZED WEDDING WISH VASE
 
4.8

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive pattern (30)
  • Looks hand-made (22)
  • Versatile container (5)
  • Unique (4)

Cons

  • Narrow neck (3)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (15)
  • Decoration (13)
  • Wedding gift (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (27), Budget shopper (6), High-end shopper (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (12)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (10), Child (8)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Weddings (20)

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5.0

Perfect Gift

By 

from Tampa

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Attractive Pattern
  • Versatile Container

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Decoration

    Comments about PERSONALIZED WEDDING WISH VASE:

    Very unique and the perfect gift for a shower or wedding!

    • 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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    5.0

    The Perfect Gift

    By 

    from Tampa

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Pros

    • Attractive Pattern
    • Looks Hand-Made
    • Versatile Container

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Decoration
      • Flowers
      • Gifts

      Comments about PERSONALIZED WEDDING WISH VASE:

      The perfect gift for someone who has everything!! Beautiful !

      • 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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      4.0

      I'm glad I chose this gift

      By 

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Numbers Hard To Read

        Best Uses

        • Wedding Wishes

        Comments about PERSONALIZED WEDDING WISH VASE:

        This was a wedding gift. They thought the vase was pretty, but they loved the idea of having all the wedding wishes. They are looking forward to reading them all on their first anniversary.

        • 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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        5.0

        Love, love, love it!!

        By 

        from Sacramento, CA

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • Feels Very Personalized
        • Looks Hand-Made
        • Quality Work

        Cons

        • Eventually Breaking It

        Best Uses

          Comments about PERSONALIZED WEDDING WISH VASE:

          I bought this vase for my daughter and future son-in-law as an engagement gift and well in advance of their upcoming wedding. It is everything I hoped for and more! The vase and artwork is beautiful, and it really does look and feel so personal. I plan to give the vase to the happy couple ahead of time so that they have the option of using it at the engagement party, bridal shower, and wedding reception. I honestly can't think of a better gift to honor their engagement and upcoming wedding. Kudos to David, the potter!

          Service and delivery comments:

          Delivery was prompt and exactly as I had been informed. Vase was in perfect condition and well protected in its packaging.

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

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          5.0

          Love it

          By 

          from Pembroke, on

          About Me High-end Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Looks Hand-Made

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about PERSONALIZED WEDDING WISH VASE:

              Great creative gift idea

              • 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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              5.0

              A Treasure

              By 

              from Santa Rosa, CA

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Pros

              • Beautifully made

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Decoration
                • Gifts

                Comments about PERSONALIZED WEDDING WISH VASE:

                I purchased the "garden" vase for my daughter's wedding. I was so pleased at the quality of the painting and the finish of the glaze. The "garden" flowers are lovely. The potter, David, includes the paper to write the wishes on, and even wrote a poem about the tradition. I don't know what I expected, but it is so much more beautiful and well-made than I thought it would be. It is a pleasure to give this hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind vase as a wedding gift.

                Service and delivery comments:

                The wedding had been planned for a year. I initially asked the kids if they would like a "wishes" vase at Christmas and they said no. Then, a month before the wedding in July, the bride and groom decided they did want it after all! So I frantically called Uncommon Goods to see if it was even possible to order on such short notice. I was assured that I would receive the vase before the wedding and I did. I appreciate the service provided by the staff, and the potter's swift response to a "wedding emergency."

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

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                5.0

                A gift that keeps on giving!

                By 

                from Tullahoma, TN

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Pattern
                • Elegant And Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about PERSONALIZED WEDDING WISH VASE:

                    This wedding gift arrived ahead of the wedding date so that the bride, and bride's mother worked with the wedding planner to place the vase on a special table at both the ceremony and reception where guests can write their messages to put in the vase. On their 1st yr. anniversary, the couple will be able to revisit their wedding day through the wishes of their guests. She loves it!

                    • 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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                    4.0

                    As good as hoped

                    By 

                    from Honolulu, HI

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Pattern
                    • Looks Hand-Made

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about PERSONALIZED WEDDING WISH VASE:

                        I will be using this product during my wedding reception. The artwork is lovely and as pictured. The item is larger and more sturdy than I expected.

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

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                        5.0

                        Wedding Vase

                        By 

                        from Bronxville, NY

                        About Me Midrange Shopper

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Pattern

                        Cons

                        • Narrow Neck

                        Best Uses

                        • Gifts

                        Comments about PERSONALIZED WEDDING WISH VASE:

                        The vase is lovely and is a perfect gift for my son's wedding. I am very happy to have purchased it.
                        It's also a very nice touch to any wedding reception table.
                        Thank you for thinking of such an item.

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

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                        5.0

                        And if the marriage doesn't work out....

                        By 

                        from nyc

                        Comments about PERSONALIZED WEDDING WISH VASE:

                        ... it's the perfect thing to smash

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