That’s what it is! It’s a vintage Hull LILLY jardinière or vase! This great find was made in 1949, which can be determined by the mark on the bottom.
Hull is a very collectible pottery maker. They made countless pieces and tons of pattern like LILLY. Hull pottery began producing items in 1905 in Crooksville, Ohio. The company's early lines consisted of common utilitarian pieces, semi-porcelain dinnerware and decorative tile. They quickly established an excellent reputation for producing quality items.
If you think about it, you could use something like this to decorate in just about any room. The kitchen or a side table in the front room is a small sampling of where you could find this piece. You could evn look for a piece that goes with the common color that’s in a particular room.