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Friday, May 9, 2008

Friday Show and Tell – Vintage Shell Planter


Show and Tell

Show and tell Friday is hosted by Kelli at There is No Place Like Home.

For today’s post, I would like to share an item I bought in March from a local consignment shop. It is a vintage planter in form of a double shell. It is in tones of pink with gilt embellishment. On the bottom it is marked "Royal Fenton/[crown mark]/ Genuine/ Fenton Ware/ Staffordshire/ England. Incised in the pottery are the words, "WILTON/ SHELL/ ENGLAND."





I enjoy real sea shells as well as things with shell form or pattern. This planter, or vase, fits with my few pieces of Fitz and Floyd "Oceana" items. I have salt and pepper shakers and a small open container. They are in the living room curio cabinet.



I think I may use the planter as a centerpiece along with the "Oceana" pieces.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my vintage planter. To visit other Show and Tell posts, please go to Kelli’s. Thank you for coming by. Please leave a comment and do come again soon.

17 comments:

Muum said...

That is unique. How old do you think it is? I like your 'Oceana' pieces.

Martie said...

What a unique planter. I think I remember my grandma having one similar to that - but not sure. I really like it - thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
~Martie

Susie said...

I love the colors of the planter. I have those same tones in my china!
:)

Hootin' Anni said...

Absolutely stunning. Love the colors.


My show n tell in honor of mother's this weekend, is some of my mom's antique cooking implements.

Happy Friday!!!

Simply Heart And Home said...

Those are simply beautiful. The colors are so peaceful. I'm sure they will make a lovely centerpiece!

LBP said...

I have never seen anything like them! Cool!

Blessings

Linda

LBP said...

I have never seen anything like them! Cool!

Blessings

Linda

Constance said...

How awesome that they coordinate with your F&F too! Veru pretty!
Connie

Tiffany said...

I bet you don't come across these often! It's amazing they matched so well. "See" you next week.

Barbara H. said...

I have seen shell motifs on many things, but this is the first I have seen them as salt and pepper shakers and centerpieces. What rich detail!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What an unusual shell planter! You have a nice collection of shells, and they looks good together.

What are the roses in the background?

Katherine

Jaderocks said...

It does match your Fitz and Floyd perfectly. What a sweet collection.

Anita said...

Oh, Carrie! they are all so pretty! Such gorgeous colors...
Do you know anything about the planter?

Lidian said...

Those are really beautiful, Carrie. They look lovely together.

So Shabby Pink said...

Oh, wow! I have never seen planters like this! How beautiful and unique. I LOVE unique.
Great blog!
Peggy

Kelli said...

It's just beautiful! I love the soft colors!
~Kelli

Kari & Kijsa said...

Happy Mother's Day! Hope you had a wonderful day with your family.

blessings,
kari & kijsa