I’m barely trying to cut back on the number of vintage vases and planters I bring home, but I don’t criticize myself when another one comes home with me. My ready excuse is, at least my hobby is much cheaper than bar hopping or gambling.
A couple of weeks ago a friend asked me to check out a church sale and some garage sales with her. So, I tagged along, I hadn’t been to very many church sales, plus it has been a few years since I went garage saleing. It was a modestly good haul. I picked up a vintage 8-track player component for my stereo that cost a dollar and a nice Viking glass swung vase that set me back two-dollars at the garage sales. The church sale yielded a handsome rooster planter at a cost of a dollar. Who could resist?
The Royal Copley rooster planter is a very detailed and richly colored piece of pottery, so I decided to keep the flowers very, very simple, almost as an afterthought. Yellow daisies were the obvious, rustic choice.
Norby Studio of eastern Wyoming makes rugged, western themed kitchen wares and pottery. I like the soaring eagles that decorate a tall, heavy vase. A posey of bright blooms works well in this container.
Since I had decided on a bird theme for this week, why not freshen up my trusty old Lefton blue jay planter? This handsome piece is accurately detailed and is approximately the same size as an actual blue jay. The figurine, not the flowers, is the focus, so subtle, tones and very simple styling are all that are needed for such a piece.
All three arrangements were very fun to assemble and should work well in most settings.