One year I gave my mother an orchid on Mother’s Day. It was a life sentence—for both the plant and for my mother who was (involuntarily) tasked with keeping it alive. I like this idea better (pictured above): a Dutch Gouda vase with a hand-painted, stylized orchid motif. Made in the Teens or Twenties, it will stay perfect on her mantle or in her china cabinet—as fresh in a hundred years as it was the day you gave it to her.
More Mother’s Day gift ideas tomorrow.