Animaux …Floral Friday

It’s been awhile since animal themed pottery has been featured on the Friday blog. Today, I selected three different approaches that artisans used to shape their creations into animal form.

A mid 20th century mini-planter expresses the graceful lines of a songbird. The colors of the small blooms echo those of the little container.

I tawt I taw a puddy tat. The novelty piece is a Warner Brothers souvenir to promote their animation characters, Sylvester and Tweety Bird. I placed a cartoonish array of flowers in the pot to follow the whimsical theme.

Decor accessories were once sold by Lane Furniture dealers. This 1960s fawn planter is a fine example of what was available for sale at the time. I used shapes, sizes, and colors as a way to emulate a deer’s habitat.

The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes journalist and writer, Matthew Scully. “Animals are more than ever, a test of our character, of mankind’s capacity for empathy and for decent, honorable conduct and faithful stewardship. We are called to treat them with kindness, not because they have rights or power or some claim to equality, but in a sense because they don’t; because they all stand unequal and powerless before us.”

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