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.
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.
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.
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.