It's not like I'm getting the tractor out or anything (mainly because we don't own a tractor), but I have been starting to prepare for the warmer weather that's just around the corner.
I picked up a few vintage looking planters at an antique store on Thursday and added them to some recent thrift store finds.
I bought this beauty at Polly's booth at The Olde Shoe Factory Antique Mall in Lancaster, Ohio. She has a great assortment of vintage, crusty, weathered, worn and generally yummy stuff in her space and I almost always find something that I can't live without.
Did you notice that it's sort of turquoise?
This green one is a thrift store find. I paid $1.91 for it.
It is from Cookson Pottery in Roseville, Ohio.
This little no-name white pot was only 99 cents at the thrift store, so I picked it up.
While at the Olde Shoe Factory I also snagged this one.
I had been eyeing this planter for almost a year, but it didn't have a price tag on it. This time when I eyed it for the bazillionth time, I noticed that the price tag was tucked down into the bottom of the planter. Was probably there all along!
And it's a McCoy.
Since I bought it at the antique store, I can't take credit for finding another McCoy piece at a thrift store, but thrift store or not, finding a McCoy piece always gets me excited.
And for staging effect only, I included this little shovel. I found it as the Habitat Restore store. I think I paid 25 cents for it.
Most of my other pots that I will be planting annuals in are much much larger than these, but I thought I would make a little arrangement of these small vintage planters on one of my outdoor tables.
So now I'll be on the lookout for small annuals to fill these guys up.
BTW, yesterday was an absolutely beautiful day in sunny Ohio. Temperatures in the 80's. Nope, not a typo people, it was 84 degrees!
Hanging out with Linda at Coastal Charm for her Nifty Thrifty Tuesday party.
Happy Labor Day!
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