This piece is strictly decorative and serves no other purpose than to look good on display, but it does that well. Technically you could call it a vase or just a work of art but mainly it is unique. It was made from a cherry log and I have left part of the bark on it for a natural rustic look. It was quite a challenge to turn because it is turned on two different axes from four different hold points. Just as an extra touch I added small feet on the bottom. The buds and the bird are not part of the package, you will have to find your own way to decorate and display it. It's 9 1/2 inches tall by 8 inches wide by three inches deep.