Say it with a Vase

Not Just Another Pretty Vase

Designer and entrepreneur Jill Stern has a fresh idea for fresh cut flowers: a foldable, reusable vase that’s as green as its contents. Called Jill-able, these clever flower holders are easy to transport and a snap to use. Just add water to create a sturdy vase, and simply collapse it when it’s not in use. The vases store flat in a drawer, taking up no more room than an envelope. The Jill-able vases are made from recycled plastic, so they’re both earth-friendly and a real space saver. We love the brightly colored patterns that have a modern, sunny vibe.

Perfect for gifting and reusing, the Jill-able vase is a nice way to share flowers with a friend without adding to their clutter. It’s a particularly thoughtful choice for small apartments, kid-busy homes, classrooms, or hospital rooms. Keep a few for yourself, too, to showcase special cuttings from your own garden.
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Jill-able -Portable, Collapsible, Eco-Friendly Vases
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jill

    It has been a year since my vases were featured on Daily Grommet and what a year it has been! Fortunately, despite the lagging economy, vase sales have increased. We are continuing to plug along and introduce the vases to new audiences. We have discovered that people want to buy more than one vase at a time. This is because they want one for themselves, one for their office mate, or the hostess who is having them for dinner over the weekend, maybe for the neighbor's birthday--and the list goes on and on. We now sell the vases in 4-piece packs at a slight discount so that you can store them at home for your next flower giving occasion.

    Although we have been selling these vases for over 3 years now, we still come across people who have never seen them and we still love seeing their initial reaction when the flat vase expands with water. Please enjoy our vases with some beautiful fresh cut flowers. - Jill

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    7/29/2010 12:00 PM

    I lived in Ireland for four years and was surprised to see that having fresh cut flowers around seemed to be more common in regular households. One thing that made this easier was that when you bought flowers the shops would take a big square of clear plastic film and make an ad-hoc vase, tie it up, and fill it with water. It had a kind of squat bottom so it could stand up by itself. It made giving flowers to a busy host or hostess so nice....they didn't have to go running around looking for a vase. Ever, if they just wanted to display the flowers as is. The Jillable is a nice step up from that...very practical.

    @Jill I love all the ideas you shared for how people use the vases. Very clever.

  • Jill
    Jill – Special Guest
    7/29/2010 12:00 PM

    Thanks for letting me know about this Irish custom. I'd like to see what that looks like.

  • marie
    7/29/2010 12:00 PM

    Love this Grommet! How great to have a few in a drawerto pull out as needed; and what a super gift idea

  • Jill
    Jill – Special Guest
    7/29/2010 12:00 PM

    If you are bringing flowers to anyone, these are great to give as well.

  • Sara
    Sara – Grommet Team
    7/29/2010 12:00 PM

    I love to give fresh flowers as a hostess gift, welcome to the neighborhood, visiting a sick person. This is a really nice way to deliver them!

  • Rise
    7/29/2010 12:00 PM

    These vases use so little (precious) storage space that they are great for home and office. Functional and cheery!

  • Desmond
    7/29/2010 12:00 PM

    I just went on to order one, but when I discovered the shipping was free, I ordered two. I could have used this today. I was going to visit my mother in the hospital. As I was leaving the house walking by our garden, I thought, "She would love some of these cut flowers." But I didn't want to deal with the vase. Which vase should I use knowing I might not get it back (as whoever is with her the day she checks out might leave it there.) Even more, I didn't want to have someone else have to deal with the vase. (Yes, I could put my name on it, but then someone has to take it home, contact me, etc. etc. Seemed way too complicated. So I went 'flowerless.' Today's Grommet would have solved this completely. A good Grommet idea, guys!

  • Amy Finn
    Amy Finn
    7/29/2010 12:00 PM

    Love these vases. They are perfect to bring fresh flowers and a bottle of wine as a dinner guest!

  • Robyns Online World
    Robyns Online World
    7/29/2010 12:00 PM

    Fantastic idea! I don't have room to store all those glass vases, but this is great!

  • Linda DeCarlo
    Linda DeCarlo
    7/29/2010 12:00 PM

    I love this idea! I sometimes hesitate to bring flowers when I am a guest as I don't want my host to have to run around to find a vase. I have had similar experiences with hospitals not having anywhere to put fresh flowers! These are great...so colorful, reusable and I love that they take up almost no space at all to store. Just terrific!

  • Jessica Perilla
    Jessica Perilla
    7/29/2010 12:00 PM

    I love the vases, they are beautiful! I love your work Jill, you're a genius!

  • Katherine
    7/29/2010 12:00 PM

    This is so CLEVER! A must to have on hand!

  • Eden
    7/29/2010 12:00 PM

    Love the concept, and the patterns are gorgeous! Ingenious, Jill. Nice work!

  • Alice Garik
    Alice Garik
    7/29/2010 12:00 PM

    Jill, your vases are wonderful in that I often bring flowers, both cultivated and wild, back from country visits to NYC.

    Would you consider helping me design a plastic bag of sorts to give clients when I present their photos and/or albums?

  • Judy
    7/29/2010 12:00 PM

    A co-worker found Jillables on vacation in Texas and brought them to work. I fell in love with the look and the fact that they fold flat to be stored in a desk drawer - always on the ready to brighten my desk with fresh flowers! Shocked that I could not find them in Atlanta I searched the web and found Jill. I now keep a couple in the office and a couple at home and give them as hostess gifts. They are always a hit - something unique and useful - what could be better! Thanks, Jill.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    7/29/2010 12:00 PM

    @Alice Garik I love to see you reaching out to Jill for a possible collaboration. There is so darned much of this kind of thing happening for Grommet suppliers, but it is often behind the scenes. I am glad you reached out in a way that other people could see....our community really roots for people like Jill to succeed.

  • Jill
    Jill – Special Guest
    7/29/2010 12:00 PM

    Being featured on Daily Grommet has been quite a treat! Much Thanks and Best of Luck to you and your team on this wonderful site/community you have created. I am a FAN!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    7/29/2010 12:10 PM

    We copied over your comments from the first time we featured Jill-able vases so that the conversation and information wouldn't be lost.

  • Laurey
    7/29/2010 12:40 PM

    I just came off the plane from Stockholm and bought ones that were plain and thought how novel they were but they didn't have those amazing designs on them and I'm totally going to buy these for gifts! They are so groovy! I'm in LOVE with them.

  • Amanda
    7/29/2010 12:47 PM

    I love these vases! I use them when I'm having guests over and want to brighten the place up with flowers, but don't want to risk any of the breakages that come with too much wine

  • Annie Z
    Annie Z
    7/29/2010 12:56 PM

    As a professional florist, I was thrilled to discover these vases. Besides being pretty and practical, they are perfect for adding to an order of fresh cut flowers without adding so much to the cost. This allows my customers to spend more money on flowers. Who needs another cheap glass vase? With all the versatile designs, I can match one up anyone's bouquet! Awesome product!

  • Carol C
    Carol C
    7/29/2010 1:25 PM

    Saw another brand of these (chive) at the Flower show .... have been trying to find them since March!!!! Thanks ... ordering today!

  • Marcia
    7/29/2010 1:33 PM

    These vases should be in every hospital's gift shop that sells flowers!

  • Jill
    Jill – Special Guest
    7/29/2010 1:43 PM

    People always told me that my vases should be in hospital gift stores! I agree--I just need to figure out how to get them there!

  • sherrie  perkins
    sherrie perkins
    7/29/2010 2:47 PM

    Fantastic idea it seems that we always have way to many vases and they all end up at Goodwill.

    I can bet you that these will never show up there. What a great idea and a fun forever to keep gift. .

  • Kristine
    7/29/2010 3:42 PM

    Can you call me?

    *post edited by admin to remove public visibility of phone number

  • Andreea
    7/29/2010 10:34 PM

    I love these vases! They make a great gift and the colors and patterns are great. I have never kept vases when someone gave them to me as a gift because I didn't have the space for them, but I can easily store these so they hardly take up any space. Love them!

    8/1/2010 3:18 PM

    Irecentley ordered some of these vases and I think they are so cool .They add to the gift of a vase of flowers,it's an extra gift!I gave a friend some flowers in one of the vases as a get-well gift(she had a mild stroke)and she said all of the people who had seen the vase went crazy over it.I love to find things that are unique and this is definitely one of them as well as this website!thank-you!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/1/2010 4:07 PM

    Thanks for sharing your experience! We are glad that you were able to spread such joy with these vases!

  • Kal
    3/12/2012 4:54 PM

    Hi there,

    I want to order the 4 selection vases where we get to select which ones do we want. When I click on the 'Your Selection' option, I see only three options available there for vases and Damask vases are not displayed in the list. Why so ? I would like to have one of each. Please help me out.

    Thank you,


  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    3/14/2012 12:16 PM

    @Kal: Thanks for letting us know. There was a technical glitch. The Damask vase is now available to be selected.

  • Kalpita
    4/23/2012 6:46 PM


    Can you please let me know when will they be available ? Or at least where else I can find those ? I loved them and wanted to buy 4-5.

    Please help.


  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    4/24/2012 6:38 PM

    @Kalpita Pandit: Thank you for your interest. You can now get the vases at www.sayitwithvases.com . Enjoy!

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