It's understated to call the Urna Clear Vase a vase at all. It's grand, but because it's glass, it's not so grand as to compete with whatever flowers it holds. The Urna displays flowers, leaves, branches--anything really--in a commanding & delightful way. I love the Urna. It holds my three long, forced forsythia stems in a non-traditional way. I can't wait until my antique New Dawn rose comes into bloom to display it's floral abundance & and subtle scent. I also look forward to seeing how a large branch of my soon to be pruned yew will look. That's what sold me on this vase, the Marimekko Christmas ad with the evergreen bow.