B. and I just received a package of Christmas goodies that we had left in New Mexico. I had to share this neat little flower holder/vase, because it really is a lovely gift idea. It has little spikes in the bottom to hold the flower stems and then you fill the basin with water. For some odd reason, flowers actually seem to last longer in it. It was made by Norman Aufrichtig, who is based in Taos. You can see more of his creations here.