Cherry Blossoms Suction Cup Vase
- Modgy Suction Cup Vases start out flat and expand with water. With the added advantage of a suction cup, Modgy expandable and collapsible vases will adhere to any clean and flat surface in your home, office, hotel, car, RV or any other place you can think of. Think of a plain window in your bedroom, a lifeless file cabinet in your office, an unattractive mirror in your living room or an old tiled wall in your kitchen. The vibrant designs and attractive colors are sure to make any space worth looking at twice. Add in a few floral stems or cuttings from your garden to add to the aura.
Cherry blossoms, or sakura, herald the advent of spring and symbolize renewal and the ephemeral nature of life.
America’s introduction to these lovely flowering trees had its beginnings in 1885 when writer, photographer, and later, first female board member of the National Geographic Society, Eliza Scidmore, returned from her first trip to Japan. Her passion for the ethereal blooms resulted in a campaign to plant the trees along the waterfront of the Potomac River to beautify the Capital. In 1909 she wrote to the first lady, Helen Taft, about her scheme to raise money to purchase and donate the trees. Through Mrs. Taft’s diplomatic contacts, Japan became aware of the plan and in 1912 the mayor of Tokyo gifted over 3000 trees in a gesture of friendship to the American people.
Our luminaries draws inspiration from the delicate profusion of blooms that grace Cherry Blossom festivals in Washington D.C., Japan, and across the globe every spring.