Find unusual pieces like this free-form ceramic silk-screened photo vase, $12, by Kevin Cunningham at Postalot (3818 Magazine St., 899-1705).
A square glass reclining flower vase, $12, is perfect for the mantle or tabletop, from Thomas Mann Gallery I/O (1810 Magazine St., 581-2113; www.thomasmann.com).
A chalkboard vase, $46, is a good solution for decoratively fickle or indecisive types. With a little chalk and imagination, you can change it on a whim. Find it at Plum (5430 Magazine St., 897-3388; www.plumneworleans.com).