Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Vintage Planters

     I adore vintage Planters but I only have four, something I would really like to change in the near future. I've already shown you the first two but since I have new readers, I thought I would show them again.
     First up this little RED Vintage Santa Planter. I found him at a local thrift store a few months ago.

I love the little fur trim! Here's a view from the side.

Next, this little pink squirrel Planter. I found him at an antique store over the Summer.

I love this next Planter! Two years ago I went home to Ohio for a visit. My sister and I were playing tourist in Amish country when we stumbled on this amazing junk store. They had the coolest vintage things from printer trays to Planters and really good prices on everything! I picked up this little cow for around $8.00.

      Last year we made our annual trip back to Amish Country and this store was tops on our list of stops but much to our disappointment, it was closed for the day. Now I could kick myself for not buying more when I had the chance. Most of the planters ranged in price from $6 - $15.
     This next Planter is very special to me because my Dad gave it to me. I think he picked it up at an auction in a box of junk. I love the sweet, innocent look on the deer's face. 

     Well that's my entire vintage Planter collection, small but hopefully growing. 
     Be sure and stop by on Friday for my Birthday Blog-a-palooza where everyone will get a gift!
I'm linking this post to:
REDnesday at It's a Very Cherry World
Alphabe Thursday for the letter P at Jenny Matlock's
and Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Lady

32 comments:

  1. I love the vintage planters too . They were so whimsical.

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  2. Mother had planters everywhere ... yours are great memories for me, they are wonderful.

    Have a beautiful eve ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  3. GOOD EVENING NANE,
    WE SHARE THE SAME LOVE OF PLANTERS. I LOVE YOUR PINK SQUIRREL AND I THINK IT IS QUITE OLD....AS THE LITTLE DEER YOUR DADDY BOUGHT FOR YOU.
    I LOVE TO USE MY PLANTERS FOR HOLDING MY COLORED PENCILS, PAINT BRUSHES, THINGS LIKE THAT.
    WHEN I GO TO ESTATE SALES OR GARAGE SELLS I AM ALWAYS LOOKING THROUGH THINGS IN THE GARAGE AND IN BOXES PUSHED WAY UNDER THINGS....AND WHEN NOONE IS AROUND I WILL ASK THEM IF THEY HAPPEN TO HAVE ANY PLANTERS THEY WOULD LIKE TO SALE....4 OUT OF 6 TIMES THEY DID BUT DIDN'T THINK ABOUT PUTTING THEM IN THE SALE.
    HAVE A SUGAR SWEET DAY
    I LOVED LOOKING AT YOUR PLANTERS...I'LL HAVE TO SHOW SOME OF MINE.
    HUGS
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  4. Nan, I love your vintage planter collection! I like to use vintage planters for holding craft supplies! Keep collecting them, the hunt is half the fun of the find! Hugs, Marilou

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  5. They are adorable! Do you ever plant anything in them? Have a happy day. Tammy

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  6. I love the deer planter the best.

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  7. Hi, Nan! The deer planter is my fav, too! I've started collecting vintage nursery planters. I just love the pastels.

    I've been to all sorts of Amish places because my Daughter in law was Amish until she was 14! Funny story from her childhood: Her family had tried with no success to give away their kittens until her da put up a sign reading: *AMISH Kittens*. Then they went like hot cakes!

    Guess what? I'm joining Rednesday today so please come on by! ♥

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  8. The planters are adorable. I love the squirrel and the cow. That is a cool collection. I have only one-a cute puppy that my aunt gave me. Happy Reds!

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  9. Well, I hope your planter collection grows real soon!! They are all great looking pieces. I love the look on the cow's face, too cute.:o)
    Hope your having a wonderful week~
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  10. I love vintage planters, too. Love, love the pink squirrel planter!

    xo
    Claudia

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  11. All of your planters are adorable. My favorites are the squirrel and deer, they are so cute.

    Heather

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  12. I love your vintage planters which brings back some wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day. A Missouri Friend.

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  13. Love planters you have. I like the pink squirrel the best.

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  14. Cute planters! I have a Santa that's similar:@)

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  15. I have the planter that was sent by my aunt with flowers when I was little. It is such fun to pull it out and put flowers in it now.

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  16. I like your planters, especially the Santa. I have a couple of apple planters.

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  17. Great planters. The squirrel one looks like it could be a McCoy. I only have a few planters, but I see a lot of them in the antique stores around here. Mostly baby-ish planters. if I could grow another room on my house, I'd start collecting them.

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  18. My grandmother always had such cute planters. I wish someone had saved them after she died. I managed to save one that is made of brass.

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  19. I have been collecting vintage planters for about 20 yrs. Only because in the 90's they were selling for $2.....so I got addicted! There are so many to choose from happy hunting!

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  20. You have some very cute animals in your planters. I like all of them, especially Santa.

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  21. My grandma had African Violets in planters all over the place. How cute.

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  22. Those old planters are so much fun. Really nostalgic.

    =)

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  23. I love the deer planter. My favorite time of the year is when the fawns are jumping around all over the place and it's warm...

    sigh...

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  24. I could not pic a favorite! I love them all!! The Santa is really sweet, but so are the others. I have a few myself...I love to find really cute ones. Happy VTT!

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  25. You've got some great ones in your collection! I love the pink squirrel, but I think my favorite is the sweet deer that your Dad gave you. If I saw that one at an antique store, it would come home with me for sure!
    Happy REDnesday!
    Carol

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  26. Vintage planters. One of my very favorite things! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

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  27. I love vintage any.thing :o) Great finds! Hopeyou get another chance at that store. I do love the detail of the "fur" on your santa planter.

    Blessings & Aloha!
    I am unexpectedly off from work! yay!!! getting to do some blog visiting, catching up and completing some art orders!

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  28. Wonderful planters you have. I have a spaghetti Santa like yours, but mine is a bank. I will have to look for the planter to add to my Santa collection.

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  29. my gran gave me a lovely blue baby cradle planter 42 years ago when i had my son...
    during a divorce and moving around years
    later i lost track of it...i think of her
    every time someone does a planter post ;)
    thanks for the memories...

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  30. What a wonderful link to Alphabe-Thursday's letter 'P'. That fawn is totally precious!

    It would be fun to collect planters, I think!

    Thanks for the sweet stop this week. You really made me smile.

    A+

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  31. I would like to say that for any lovers of vintage planters, I have MANY for sale - if you are interested, let me know. I live in Indianapolis, IN. I too love them but I have too many at this point - can't resist!

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