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Valentine Vases

Photo Valentine Vases February 4 Flowers

I’m a sucker for flowers on Valentine’s Day. A dozen pink peonies, towering branches of quince, a posy of colourful ranunculus, melt my heart. And now I’ve found the perfect vase — actually, three perfect vases — to put them in. New from Birks, they’re etched with amorous quotes from smooth talkers William Shakespeare, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Alfred de Musset.

Photo Valentine Vases February 4 Pink Flowers

“What love can do that dares love attempt.”

Roses are apropos for the Romeo who gives Shakespeare.  

Photo Valentine Vases February 4 Blue Flowers

“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”

Placed bedside, filled with blue blooms, the Saint-Exupéry vase is perfect for the prince about to say “I do.”

Photo Valentine Vases February 4 Tulips Flowers

“Partons dans un baiser pour un monde inconnu” translates to “Let’s leave in a kiss for an unknown world.”

Why does everything sound better in the language of love? Spark spring fever early with tulips and de Musset’s sweet sentiment.

Enter to win the “What love can do that dares love attempt” vase, among other great gift ideas and prizes, in our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide gallery.

Photo credits:
1. Janis Nicolay
2-4. Vases, Birks
2-4. Bouquets, Michael George