On first glance I thought the pieces were stones, it was only when I got up close I realised it was rolled up bits of newspaper or magazine and I loved it even more. It looks completely home-made and I've never seen anything like it. At least the missing pieces would be easy to fix.
So here is where the damage is. I whipped out my glue gun and got to work. I found an old newspaper and magazine, ripped out a couple of pages and was able to replicate the rolls already on the vase, I think it's worked pretty well.
I realise it's not to everyone's taste, but I'm drawn to things that look either old and worn or home-made and hey, what a great way to recycle.