This seems to be the summer for planters! Take a look...
This McCoy yellow turtle planter is my absolute favorite! My sister brought it from SC a couple of weeks ago for my birthday. Isn't it unique?
I orginally spotted the turtle sprinkler this past spring in an antique store in Greenville when I visited my sister. I knew I loved it then...but didn't bring it home with me. After getting back to VA, I told my sister to please go back and check and see if it was still there. But, no, it wasn't. Oh, well.
Little did I know that vendors had been switched around in the store, and yes, the yellow turtle was there after all...just in a different spot. I didn't find out that part of the story until I opened the gift. I love it!
Switching from yellow to green...here's a McCoy green planter I found at Frank's Country Store in Mount Crawford a couple of weeks ago when my sister came to visit:
Here's the McCoy signature on the bottom:
When I was growing up, my mom had a planter just like this one, and we think she sold it at a yard sale many years ago for fifty cents! So this purchase was specifically because it reminded me of my childhood...and because I like plants on the kitchen windowsill.
Our next stop was Shenandoah Heritage Farmer's Market, and here's the planter we found there:
This one is a Shawnee Two Button Boot and Dog blue planter marked with USA on the bottom.
I bought this planter for a gift...but the longer that dog sat on my desk looking at me, the harder it was to think about giving it away. I almost didn't. But the family told me I didn't need another one!...and to give it away like I originally planned. Okay.
So now this blue planter has a new home with my friend, Jean. I planted a purple shamrock plant inside the boot which I hope will live...and thrive.
Do you like to search out unique antiques in little out-of-the-way places? What's your favorite find?