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South Carolina entrepreneur Doreen Sullivan had a vision when she founded My Bud Vase: change the view of the water pipe as a symbol of unambitious youth and instead reflect a culture of sophistication and high art. With this in mind, she turned her interest in antiquing into a business where she sought out distinctive flower vases and converted them into pipes by adding downstems and bowls. Each piece is given a unique name based on its attributes such as “Buttercup” for a small yellow vase or “Pig Tails” for a vase with large side handles. While efficient in her methods, Doreen is responsible for a diverse array of pipes, ranging from ceramic bubble beakers to large glass flasks. Appropriately, Doreen’s desire is to make the smoking community more conversational by outgrowing old stereotypes and showcasing its progressive spirit.