Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday: Decorative Planters

My favorite day of the week is here: Vintage Thingies Thursday, hosted by Suzanne @ ColoradoLady! Every Thursday we get together to show off wonderful vintage and antique treasures from our attics, basements, and shopping excursions. If you love vintage, or maybe have a question about something vintage that you own, join us for Vintage Thingies Thursday next week!
I have two planters to share this week. This floral one is a hexagon shape in a Japanese style with roses and birds painted on it to look like enamel. I can remember this planter being in my maternal grandmother's kitchen throughout my childhood. She was fabulous with plants, and whenever my mom had a sickly plant she'd bring it to Grandma to revive.
This yellow basket weave pattern is classic McCoy Pottery, and is from my dad's basement, of course. It has always been down there, until I took it about ten years ago. I don't ever remember my mom the plant killer having a plant in it, but maybe she did at one point. In both of these planters I have little vintage china plant decorations.
This Pinocchio is from a plant my paternal grandmother received when she was hospitalized kn 1948. The base of it broke off, but my resourceful mom fixed it with a plastic drinking straw; pretty smart!
I don't know exactly what this person it, I call it a scholar because he is holding scrolls in his hand. He always was in a plant on my maternal grandmother's kitchen counter.
Do you have anything vintage or antique from your family? Why not share it with us next week for Vintage Thingies Thursday with Suzanne @ ColoradoLady!?
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23 comments:

Coloradolady said...

Oh Elizabeth...these pots are so cute, your parents basement is a treasure trove of goodness!!! I love the Pinocchio....so cute!!! Have a great VTT!

Buttercup said...

We had the yellow basket weave pot in our house in Hartford. You brought back great memories.

LV said...

Glad you shared your planters today. I have seen a lot of McCoy pots but not one like yours.

Ann said...

It is nice to have such fond memories of our "treasures." I'm sure they make you happy when you look at them.:) They are such great planters and I love the ornamentations, too.
Blessings,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

Deborah said...

Those are really lovely. I especially love the yellow one. Yellow is my favorite color.

Grannys Attic said...

Oh how cute. Love the story about your dad's basment. Blessings, Vicky

Manang Kim said...

I like those kind of planters. Well I think it is time to hit the road to search for more treasures ^_^ Happy weekend!

VTT~Old Book

Postcardy said...

I am not a plant person, but I love the yellow planter with the plant and Pinocchio decoration. I never even heard of china plant decorations before.

Victoria said...

Everything is lovely but Pinnochio is the cutest!

Kathy said...

I love the Pinocchio - so cute!!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

How lovely that you still have those family treasures! Pinocchio is fantastic!

CC said...

Ohhhh, what wonderful treasures your parents basement holds.You have so many beautiful things to share..I always look forward to seeing what you have found this time for us.
Happy VTT...

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love the pots! These are some great planters!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Miri said...

The pots are great(love the yellow McCoy!) but the little pot people are simply fabulous!

~~Carol~~ said...

I love that Japanese planter! The colors are so soft and pretty. And that Pinocchio is such a cutie!
Happy VTT!
Carol

BeadedTail said...

It's wonderful you have these treasures! Those planters are lovely!

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