Old Pots …Floral Friday

The last week of the month rolled around. It seemed like as good of a time as any, to sweep the basement floor. Fortunately, I’ve been able to keep the 100-year-old basement fairly well organized throughout my years in this small, old house. The main stuff that collects on the concrete basement floor are mortar fragments that fall off the the stuccoed walls, plus assorted regular old house basement stuff like dust and cobwebs.

Even though most of the stored belongings are in plastic “totes”, there are some old pottery items that have been on steel shelves for many years. While cleaning the shelves, I came across a few old pots that looked to be perfect for some simple projects. In order to prevent course basement dirt from going down the kitchen drain, I brought the pottery items outdoors and rinsed them with the garden hose water. Then I fine-cleaned the pieces with warm, soapy water in the kitchen sink.

The Robinson-Ransbottom “Sun and Moon” jardinière seems to be the right container to re-pot some spiky greenery. By the way, The three-point steel floor base is authentic for that piece.

The brown, very small, McCoy violets pot has been adapted to hold a flowering cactus.

The medium size crockery flower pot is perfect to display a palmetto plant. The basic shape and white glaze provide contrast to the busy trunk and leaves of the plant.

The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes radio, television, and film actor, Broderick Crawford. “I collect antiques. Why? Because they’re beautiful.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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2 Responses to Old Pots …Floral Friday

  1. Herb says:

    They look like you cleaned them up good as new.

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