A Dollar Apiece …Floral Friday

This week’s project containers share one thing in common.  Each one was priced at one-dollar.  Since the flowers are recycled from earlier projects, the price per piece remains a dollar.

There is nothing wrong with any of them.  Not a single nick, flaw, or stain. They are in near-mint condition.  Apparently, the value of vintage, mid 20th century small pottery has plummeted in the area.  Somewhere supply greatly exceeds demand.

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The storekeeper thought the small red-violet Shawnee vase was a pencil holder.  Indeed, it would function well for that purpose, but I prefer to use it to hold a trio of poppies.

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Vintage salesman samples are still collectable and in demand, so the three-inch tall pitcher vase was a true find.  I’m not sure of the maker, I need to research it more.  A few tiny flowers and a splash of feathers are all that are needed to complete the look.

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The grey-green trimmed off-white rectangular planter is probably from the 1960s. The distingishing features are the two extention “ears” that protrude from opposite corners of the piece. They make a very modernistic statement. An informal arrangement of pastel colors offsets the stark geometry of the planter.

Ciao
J 7-1-01The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes the 19th century humorist, Kin Hubbard. “Bargain… anything a customer thinks a store is losing money on.”

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About swabby429

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