Monday, March 3, 2014

Vintage Figural Planters

I've collected figural planters for years. I remember way back in the 1960's finding the beginning pieces of my collection at church rummage sales. I keep finding additions now a thrift stores and garage sales at very fairly reasonable prices.


This sweet little polka dot hanky/children planter, likely from Germany is a Fairing (given away at a fair). Spill vase perhaps, likely early 1900's. This one was not inexpensive and belongs to DH.


Below are a few more of pre-1990 finds.





A new addition this week (thrift store find), a 1950/60's Haegar baby with football in satin finish.



The darker picture (lights off) shows the the finish more accurately.

An Occupied Japan Swan planter, gentle colours.




Below, more of my pre-1990 finds (I know this because they were wrapped in 1989 newspaper when 're-discovered' in my storage shed).



Small Sylvac fawn hiding in the grass, wonderfully crazed.

Medicine Hat Sleeping Indian Pottery Elephant added to my collection in March 2011. I've seen blue, yellow and cold painted versions. 


I have more packed away waiting their turn to be on display.

Thanks for visiting.

ps: another full day of snow on Sunday!

Next post March 6th at 7 a.m.

18 comments:

  1. What a lovely collection. I'm a sucker for elephants, so the last one is my favorite. :-)

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  2. You've got some real beauties there. Love the little bunny pulling the cart. Cute!~

    Judy

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  3. You have a very nice collection here and that first one...BLOW / LOL I just love it! :!)

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  4. This is an awesome collection! I've had a few figural pieces but my fav is my cat planter!

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  5. Beautiful collection Joy ... what fun to display. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be the first one ... BLOW ... that gave me a laugh. It looks very old too.
    Thanks for sharing your treasures.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  6. Lovely Collection. I collect the Christmas Vases and candle holder. I think they are so sweet.

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  7. wow that is such a great collection

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  8. Wonderful collection! The elephant is especially delightful!

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  9. Ah ha, the Medicine hat ones sure look familiar....cute.

    Jen

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  10. I used to collect lambs but sold them off. Now I have a few bird planters. Your collection is both lovely and interesting.

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  11. I really like the elephant planter. I collect elephant figurines, etc.

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  12. I enjoyed your collection. I hope you will share more. I especially like the "Blow" planter that is your husband's.

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  13. Oh, Joy, I love them all!!!! I have not seen any while out thrifting in several weeks. I adore the first one!! You have a great collection!! Happy VTT

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  14. What a fabulous collection! They are so cute it makes them hard to resist. Visiting from VTT.

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  15. You have a truly great vintage assortment of goodies.

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  16. These are neat! I'm reminded of a neighbor lady who gave me one of these when I was about 5 or 6 years old. It was a little Mexican boy with a donkey, I think. Thanks for sharing your collection!

    Blessings,
    Sarah

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  17. What a terrific collection you have! That first vase is just beautiful, and I also like the one that looks like an open book w/ birds. Thank you for sharing this at my History & Home Link Party this week, take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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