Wednesday, June 16, 2010

V IS FOR VERDE

 It is that day of the week that we join Mrs Jenny for Alphabe-Thursday and this week we are up to the letter 

V
I am going to share one of oldest collections
all in Verde
OK
GREEN!

PLANTERS
I remember my Mom having planters on our coffee table with ivy in them.  The first one I found at a yard sale I fell in love with.
They have been very thrifty finds at yard sales, flea markets and occasionally at thrift stores
Most were purchased for 50 cents of less
My helper was making sure these two round planters were ready for their close up
 Mama these two look alike? 
 Just slight color variations
I had one and a good friend gave me the other
The shape of this one is interesting
Different 
But the same?
Love this shade of Verde
Chartreuse? 
This one has an interesting glaze
 Fish scale design
This planter was bought 2 years ago at the Longest Yard Sale for 50 cents ~ it is a bright green and made by Shawnee

I like the handles on this one

Very art deco
This planter is made by Maddux of California

There were many California pottery companies in the
40's - 60's
Many of my planters are unmarked or marked USA Calif
These planters have a home on my 
bakers rack in the screened porch
Hope you enjoyed V is for Verde 


Please check out the other V posts 
at JENNY MATLOCK
and I'm also joining 

COLORADO LADY


Always,
Linda
 

58 comments:

Karen said...

I love your planters. I seem to gravitate to those in antiques stores. I'm not sure what I would do with them, but looking at your pictures certainly gives me some ideas. Great posting!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love your planters too. The baker's rack is the perfect home for them.

Susan said...

Wow Linda. Great shots! Good finds! Susan

Vonlipi said...

What a beautiful Verde collection! I love every single one of them and Charlie is a cutie!

Tara Beaulieu said...

Oooooh the Longest Yardsale, color me *green* with envy! That has been on my to do list for years now. I love green and love all your beautiful little planters, lucky gal! Happy VTT!

Diann said...

What a fun collection of verde planters! I love all those old ceramic planters. I remember as a little kid EVERYBODY used them in their home decor. i wonder why they went way?

Debbie said...

I am green with envy Linda....love the cat shot...looks so intrigued by them all. Nice collection, and thank you so much for your feedback.

jeff campbell said...

Very nice collection of planters...green is the perfect color...or should I say Verde? Peace

A 2 Z said...

Hi Linda,

How impressive to see them all together on your baker's rack. They are all beautiful. I love it!
Thanks for sharing.

Anne-Marie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You have a wonderful collection of vede planters and I like how you display them!

Coloradolady said...

Wow, what wonderful shades of green in all of these planters! I remember these too, I think my mom had a few like these. What a great collection you have! Have a great VTT!

The Tablescaper said...

Very cool. They're not something I would have ever thought to collect, but it's amazing when you amass them, they are spectacular. Love your helper.

Hope you can come and join us on Sunday for "Summer Sundays". It's all about what summer means to YOU!

- The Tablescaper

Joyce said...

These bring back memories of growing up. My Mom had a stack of these on the shelf by the washer. They became a catch all for pennies and clothespins and screws and soap and sponges. I have no idea what happened to them as I did pack up my parents home???? I remember that there was one that I just loved for some reason. Guess I did not love it that much because I never did bring that one upstairs to the main level of the house. Gone are the days of those cute little planters but glad you brought the memories to me tonight.
Joyce

Postcardy said...

Those greens remind me of the things my parents had in the 1950s--no planters, but a lot of norther things in those colors.

Annesphamily said...

I thought of verde chili! It is our favorite! But I went a different route! I love your planters. You ave a very wide variety of them and I am verde with envy! LOL! Anne

P. said...

It's great seeing all your pretty green planters! Glad to know I'm not alone in my obsession with old pottery. :) I especially like that art deco looking one.

CC said...

Your planters are just gorgeous, and I love the different shades of green. Happy VTT..

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

They are all very pretty, but my favorite is the one with the handles. Your helper sure is a cutie pie.

Mary said...

Those are really pretty and cool, Linda. Ya know, i have a Pyrex bowl set in what they call Verde. Good call. Yes, your puddytat surely is a dolly.

Viki said...

Those are great and you got them for an exceptional price. I guess I'm going to have to start going to garage sales, thrift stores etc. People seem to find such nice things for great prices. Great V post.

Red Couch Recipes said...

Linda, that is QUITE the collection of planters! They are just beautiful! I love them on your baker's rack! Joni

GardenofDaisies said...

Wonderful! I love your collection of verde planters!!! I think we like a lot of things in common. :-)

Jo said...

oh geez, some of those planters are just delish! i love the fish scale one ... wonderful collection and verde is a wonderful v word!

Short and Sweet said...

I did enjoy viewing your green planters and you have a wonderful blog. Not many people know that the word "verde" means green. The AZ state tree is the Palo Verde which means "green stick".

Holly said...

I love this collection of verde planters. Verde is one of my favorite colors any way, but all the shapes of these planters are wonderful!

Miri said...

Terrific planters...each is a beautiful green!

Ulla said...

Beautiful collection of planters. Green is in Finnish vihreä, but verde sounds more elegant!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

what a great collection! green planters in so many different greens! stunning! happy VTT

My name is PJ. said...

You would be magic to go thrifting with!

These pots are quite lovely. Why aren't there plants in any of them??!! :)

Douce France..... said...

They are amazing! Love them all!
You were hiding some very nice treasures!
I just bought one more this week-end! But nothing like yours! Have a Verde day!

miss corner cape said...

linda, they are my favorite find of yours yet! i love the color variations and just the difference between them, and how you have arranged them all in one collection.

will you accept a blog award? i need to post about it, and give it out. right away i thought of passing it on to you. i would also like to post a pic with it (maybe one of these green pots?

Sherrie said...

Linda, Linda, Linda...... what can I say except that I own half of your green collection. That is my very favorite color to collect. I am cleaning out a bunch for my shop. Having said that, that I am downsizing, I still picked up a new one last night at Goodwill that I will be posting. Once a collector (addict) always a collector.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi nice to meet you! You have a great collection of planters. I remember my mom had planters like this when I was growing up, and they did have ivy in them! lol! Thanks for sharing yours.

Debbie

Theresa said...

Very nice verde collection and what a cute kitty!

Deb said...

My favorite colour is green so I love the look of all of this. "Hi, Charlie". Hugs, Deb =^..^=x5

Chatty Crone said...

I learn something new every day. I love your planters and didn't know they were called Verde. sandie

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Linda, your verde is "v"onderful! Love all your greens and whites and silvers. You are certainly finding the thriftiest, niftiest treasures. Best wishes to you for a beautiful day. :) Tammy

T's Daily Treasures said...

PS I forgot to say that your helper is very sweet! :)

laterg8r said...

very pretty, love all the shades of green :D

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh my gosh, what a wonderful collection you have! Our house is pretty much decorated in green and I'm pea green with envy right now! ;)

Happy VTT!
Sally

GWENDOLYN said...

I love your verde (I learned a new word) planters.. and how your kitty is checking them out. I think they would look great with some moss "verde" balls in them... just a thought.
Blessings always~
Gwen:)

AshTreeCottage said...

Linda, your planters are fabulous! What a great collection!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us, I really enjoyed this post.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Stacey said...

I love your planters- The Art Deco example is my favorite. Happy VTT!

La Bella Vie said...

Love these! And your kitty looks like the little girl I used to have.
I found you through VTT and have decided to become a follower of your blog, I'd like to invite you to become one at La Bella Vie as well.
Hope to see you there!
Terry

Roslyn said...

That's an impressive collection of green!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Great green planters (you know I love this collection!). In a grouping like that - AWESOME!

mrs. c said...

I LOVE your green planters!!! I love how you have them displayed and I love my wonderful box of goodies!!!! Thanks so much and I can't wait to go junkin'

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love all your verde planters. My favorite is the round one with the handles. Love it. Great V post.

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

I LOVE all of your green pots! They are stunning.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Linda, you have a great collection of verde planters! Each one is so unique, but having them displayed all together on the baker's rack is so impressive. laurie

Mimi said...

Linda, you have some really nice planters...even Charlie has taken a liking to them, I see! The one with the handles reminds me of a tureen without the lid.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Linda, I remember my grandmother having a couple of these and now one of the Aunts have them. Isn't it funny what's old is new again? I love it.. I would love to visit with you outside the shop one day... hugs ~lynne~

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I love all your interesting vintage planters!

Blessings!
Gail

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Those are so cool! I like them all.

Sarah said...

Wonderful collection of green planters. Thanks for sharing them with us. You are a terrific thrifter! ~ Sarah

Jenny said...

What a beautiful collection of vintage planters!

These are truly lovely. It's so interesting how all the shades of green look really good together!

Thanks for this charming stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's Letter "V"!

A+

Anna Matthews said...

These are all so beautiful and they look so great displayed together. I've been wanting to get to that Longest Yard Sale...someday.

Susan said...

I have the darker green one in pictures 6 & 7 :)

and used to have the same one in 13.

Are they worth anything...cause the one I have is just hanging outside in the weather, after it's contents died, i just kind of put it out the one back door.

Susan