Back in October 2013 my wife & I took a 14 day tent camping trip along the west coast from Los Angeles to almost the Washington border.
We visited many galleries and was able to tour some of the work shops .
I purchased several turning blocks and the wife found these mini vases in the bargain bin. I put a few on my lathe, sanded them & applied several coats of tung oil. The holes are for a small glass vial to hold flowers. The wife says they are for table place settings, I just keep learning LOL
check out myrtlywoodgallery.com
They sell slabs & turning blocks.
That was the best vacation ever