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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday – More Vintage Planters



This post is part of Vintage Thingies Thursday, sponsored by Lisa, the Apron Queen.


I have shared some planters previously, here and here, but thought I’d share once a bit more today. I had also shown some shell-shaped items before in this post.

Many potteries designed and produced ceramic planters and in a great variety of patterns and colors. It is really fun to realize how many different shapes were used for planters – baby shoes, bunnies and other animals, flowers, cacti, and sea shells.

The first two planters for today’s VTT post are shaped like nautilus shells. These planters are about 4" tall by 7 ½" long. They have no markings as to manufacturer or pattern name or country of origin. However, they are most likely American products.




This yellow double shell shell planter is relatively small at only 3" tall by 7" long


It still makes a pleasing presentation for whatever you might plant or display in it.

Thanks for stopping by today; do come again soon. To see more vintage things, please visit Lisa at the Apron Queen for a list of participating posts.

12 comments:

Threeundertwo said...

I'm sure these probably are American. They have that feel to me.

I've seen many of these tiny planters and I wonder what people kept in them. With no drainage, it would have to be a pretty tolerant little plant.

Amy said...

That is so cute, yes maybe some tiny cacti could go in it or maybe a place to put jewellery?

Elizabeth said...

A tiny planter like these could take cacti or African violets.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

What sweet planters...I have a few with miniature succulents (cacti) planted in them.

ellen b said...

Fun planters Carrie. I'm always drawn to these unusual shapes and sizes. Fun to think of how to display and use them...

Coloradolady said...

These are cute. Maybe they would do well with a cactus in them. HardlI am sitting out on VTT this week, I did not get my post done in time….wanted to stop by and say hello.y needing any water.

Sarah C. said...

Carrie, what beautiful planters!

Her Shabbiness said...

The planters are lovely. It seems like the majority vote is to use them for cactus.

Dawn said...

could these be Hull? Thanks for sharing!

Carrie said...

Dawn, these might be Hull, but I have not had time to research the manufacturer.

Carrie said...

Thank you all for suggesting I use the small planter for succulents or African violets. I will be going to my local nursery to look at their small plants.

marybt said...

Those are very interesting. I think they'd look good with cactus. :) Thanks for sharing!