Âne, Swan, et Faon …Floral Friday

Friday the 13th is usually an auspicious day for me.  I cannot recall having bad luck on any of them.  The day is usually fun and sometimes special.  So why make today’s blog post about anything spooky?  Instead, I decided to have another animals theme. This time its “Donkey, Swan, and Fawn”.

Two of the containers are recent finds, but the last one has been in my collection many years.

Images are clickable.

Images are clickable.

A collection of small, spring-like flowers are at home in the Japanese made donkey cart planter.  This theme used to be quite popular in the 1960s, so many versions of this style of container can still be easily found, second-hand.

Swan vases and planters have been variously popular at different times.  The yellow example was made by the short lived Alamo Pottery Company. Alamo was known for their high quality glazes.  This container dates from the late 1940s. A very simple arrangement is all that is needed to enhance the old vase.


The Shawnee yellow fawn planter has been the base for several prior arrangements, including one for the December holidays a few years ago.  This time, a simple array of green blooms were all that was needed to update the appearance to a more contemporary style.

You might have an animal-themed pot or planter somewhere in your living space.  Why not use it today?

mini-moiThe Blue Jay of Happiness likes what Paul McCartney has to say about animals.  “You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.”



About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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