Miniature Planters …Floral Friday

From time to time, I come across vintage, small figural planters.  They are the sort of knick-knacks that aren’t quite kitsch and not quite art pottery.  They have a certain flair that makes them worthy of display.  Today, I have two recent finds and one that’s been around for several years.  As usual, I like to use my artifacts rather than keeping them empty.

Images are clickable.

Images are clickable.

The stylized blue bird is still unidentified.  At first I thought it might have been made by Shawnee, but the details and glaze say otherwise.  Tentatively, I’m thinking that it was manufactured by Royal Copely. Small coordinating blooms provide a low-key enhancement of the design.


Like most things from McCoy, this small planter, featuring two deer, is quite sturdy.  I placed some small evergreen sprigs into the opening then added tiny red details.  Even though I intended for this to be a year-around item, this will display especially well during the December holidays.


The charming ginger-haired children are the stars of a little wallpocket.  I couldn’t find a maker of this piece, but it appears to be of German origin.  The detailing has been carefully crafted and the glaze is especially pleasing.  I decided on a visually economical tri-color floral theme to simply enhance the small vase.

You might have a miniature planter tchotskie in your home.  Dust it off and enjoy it today.

bluejayThe Blue Jay of Happiness smiles at this quote from Trev Broughton:  “Knick-knacks, bric-a-brac, kickshaws, gimcracks, trifles, gewgaws: the very words have an inescapable patina of naffness and dust, and it is at first difficult to imagine how such items could ever have seemed worth the candle.”

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