Three Little Pots

5.22.2011

I found these three vintage clay pots at the flea market yesterday.

I almost didn't see them because they were down on the bottom shelf.

Then I looked at them and decided to keep looking some more before I decided if I wanted them or not.

I finally came back to the booth to get them and just knew they would be perfect in my sun room.

The colors of the worn faded stripes are perfect for this room.

I couldn't just leave them empty so I went and bought three succulents. 



One for each pot.

I believe this one is my favorite.


For now I just stuck each potted plant in the clay pots. I will have to get some soil and pot them correctly soon and then I will keep my fingers crossed that I don't kill them.

Anyone have luck growing succulents?

Have a great week!

KIM

Joining the following parties:
Southern Hospitality for Thrifty Treasures
A Stroll thru Life  for TT Tuesdays
Coastal Charm  for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
Common Ground  for Vintage Inspiration Fridays

Oh, and I bought these three for twenty dollars and they are vintage.

69 comments:

  1. They look great, Kim! I could just see them on someone's beach or lake cottage porch.

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  2. Hi Kim, yes I love succulents they are the only ones I don't kill, just don't overwater...however mine are all outside around the rocks by the pond, hens and chicks are so much fun to watch grow!

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  3. Love the pots!... and I can't help you with cactus.

    Great photos, Kim... you're getting better with the camera!...

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  4. I've never tried to grow any indoors. I'd Google about that. You probably have enough light. Those pots remind me of rolling pins. Cute! (The key to not killing plants a lot of times is to ensure proper drainage.)
    Brenda

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  5. How sweet...they look perfect in your sunroom! :)

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  6. These cute pots really ARE perfect for your sunroom, Kim! Beautiful photos, too!

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  7. Vintage + history = beauty, warmth and character to a room. Yours are lovely!

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  8. Those pots are definitely keepers. They look great with your plant choices too.
    Best,
    Susan

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  9. Succulents are perfect for those little pots. I had a Jade plant back when I was in highschool and it was super easy to take care of...just sun and not too much water.

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  10. What cute pots Kim and I love the succulents you added to them! Succulents are very easy to care for and they don't require a lot of watering, and they love the sun so you have them in the perfect place.

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  11. Kim, I'm glad that you went back to get them. They look perfect on the table with that gorgeous lamp.
    Love it.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  12. I love the little pots. They look like the colours of a Hudson Bay wool blanket. Nice find. Karen

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  13. No I haven't tried succulents other than hen & chickens, but they are on my list of plants to try. So glad you looked on the bottom shelf because those little pots are perfect for your sun room. Very pretty Kim.

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  14. Sweet pots! The colours look like Hudson's Bay colours. Does it have any marking on the bottom? The Bay is a Canadian store, that's been around for hundreds of years. Their signature colours are exactly like your pots, in stripes like that too =)

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  15. Those pots look like they came out of a pottery barn advertisement Kim. You did good bringing them home.

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  16. The pots are cute and perfect for the plants. I have three small ones on the kitchen window ledge.
    When I bought them from the nursery said be careful not to over water them. I only water once a week and they are thriving. Hope this helps!










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  17. Lovely olden pots, Kimmie! And your flowers look great!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  18. The pots are precious and are perfect for your sun porch.

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  19. They are so whimsical. I can see why you had to have them.
    hugs ~lynne~

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  20. Adorable little pots but I'm drooling over that lampshade!

    Jeanine

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  21. Those are a super find Kim. Love the succulents, I may have to get some of those and ditch the herbs indoors.

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  22. I've not seen pots quite like those before. They look great in your sunroom. Sorry I can't help with succulent advice they are one plant I've never tried growing. Anxious to see how they do inside. Have a wonderful week!

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  23. I love the vintage pots! They remind of an old camp blanket with their stripes. Very cute!

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  24. They are lovely, Kim! You definitely made the right decision buying them :)

    xx Karen

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  25. Oh my.....beautiful pots! Andd beautiful plants:) Great finds!!!

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  26. So, I do grow ALOT of succulants and here are my suggestions.

    First, you do not need to replant the succulents into the pots with soil. You can leave them in their pots and they will be fine. If you don't like seeing the plastic pot showing, just put a little spanish moss in the top of the pot to lightly cover. (Nice look too)

    As far as watering...DO NOT OVERWATER!!! lol When you DO water, you can do this thoroughly. Just let it dryout in between. Do the pots have holes in the bottom?? You need good drainage. If not, definately do not plant the plants directly in the pots! You can take them out of the pots each time you water them through. Then let them drip dry and return them to your cute pots, placing the moss back in place!

    Think about it this way.....succulents do great in the desert and sometimes it doesn't rain for long periods of time! Try to mimic that as best you can. When I go out of town, some of my plants suffer, but never the succulents! They seem to like it sometimes when they are neglected. lol

    Hope this helps! btw. Love them pots!

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  27. Love the pots and as for succulents they are the best. Don't water more then once a week or when the dirt is dry, place in full sun. Containers or in the ground planting either way you can't go wrong with succulents. They die back during the winter months but come back in the spring. Next year they will double in size. Enjoy Decor. Lady

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  28. Great find! What flea market do you go to?

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  29. Well, you will laugh but those plants will probably do better in the pots that they are in...the plastic ones. They are not fast growers and they will be very content in those pots for a long time. The drainage is perfect for them and you don't have to wonder how much of your water has leached into the sides of the old pots.

    I kind of remember those pots. I think they were around in the 50's when I was a kid. They remind me of those old wool blankets with those same stripes. They look great in your sunroom!

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  30. They look really good, Kim. Love them with the succulents...Christine

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  31. Kim,
    These are just too darn cute...how much were they? I like how you are using them.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  32. I love those pots and they are perfect in your sunroom! I have no idea about succulents! I am a serial plant killer. You don't want any help from me!!!

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  33. Adorable pots...what a great find! Thanks for sharing! XOXO ~Liz

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  34. I had to smile when I saw those stripes - just like the Hudson Bay Point blankets!

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  35. I envy your lovely pots! I failed to go to our local garden shop this weekend, lazy me :( Sorry, my succulents died also so I can't help you in that.

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  36. Love them, Kim. I have had luck with succulents. They like the sun and not to be over watered. They'll love it in your sun room!

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  37. Lucky they were on the bottom shelf. Most people didn't notice them and so they were left for you. Too cute, love the succulents, where did you find those? Were they pricey?

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  38. I like your cheery vintage pots.
    My plants get watered every 10 days in the summer, every 2 weeks in the winter.

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  39. Oh, mercy! If I were close enough, those just might disappear from your sunroom and I would have to beg you not to come looking at my house! LOL! I LOVE those pots with the succulents. I tried a few succulents last summer after I found an abandoned one at one of my Old Girls. Loved it! Got more. Loved them every one! I think you will, too! blessings ~ tanna

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  40. What a fab 40s find, great buy! Hope you'll stop by and take our tour. Jane

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  41. Your pots are worn and weathered, but have lots of personality. Don't over-water your succulents. I learned the hard way!

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  42. Love the clay pots and the succulents.

    You were lucking that someone didn't snatch them up before you got back to them. I've learn my lesson the hard way, if I like it I usually grab it b/c there are others already circling just waiting for me to walk away :)

    I love to grow succulents and Sue is right, don't over water they should thrive.

    Peace.Love.Rust
    Cindi
    http://www.rustiqueartblog.com

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  43. Love the faded stripes on those pots! Great find and I love the succulents in them. Don't over water is my only advise!

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  44. I know it has been said about over watering but just to let you know I have had a family of succulents I keep dividing for about twenty five years and they thrive on my benign neglect. Mine are outside however. If a leaf drops off of that one you like don't discard it lay it on some soil and it will make another plant.

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  45. No luck with succulent info., as I have a "silk" thumb !! I'm sure they'll be happy in their new pots, which are too cute !! Great find, Kim !!

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  46. The pots are adorable...but I want the LAMP!!!!!! :-)

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  47. sweet distressed chic pots! love them!
    roselle

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  48. Love these old pots Kim. They look great in your sunroom.

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  49. Love the pots, Kim and they are indeed perfect for your sunroom.

    It is a good lesson, finding those pots. Always look up, down and all around at flea markets. Back rooms at antique shops are treasure troves, too.:-)

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  50. I'm loving the pots. I've never seen any like them before. Great finds!

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  51. Hi Kim! Your pots are so cute! I'm amazed they were still there when you went back. When you plant your succulents be sure to buy soil for succulents and cacti--it is the right mixture to insure the proper drainage. Drainage and light and just ignore them! They will grow! Linda

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  52. What fun pots Kim and I love the succulents in them. I really should plant some succulents this year. They are so beautiful.They look so great next to that fabulous lamp in the sunroom.

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  53. I love these little pots! Vintagey stuff like this adds so much depth to a room or design.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Allyson
    http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

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  54. Your three pots are so precious empty and even more so filled with your succulents. My Mom has great luck with succulents, so I am sure you will too. I also love that darling white lamp with the red details ~ just wonderful!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  55. I've only grown aloe, but I love your new pots and your pretty succulents! I think succulents would be perfect in a sunroom with plenty of light!

    Kat :)

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  56. I love your pots! They are perfect on your table!Love the lamp too!

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  57. Cute! You may want to leave the pots in the clay pots, Kim, and then take them out to water. If you plant directly into the clay pots then you'll need to add glazed saucers to the pots. Other wise they will weep moisture onto any surface where they sit.
    Great find! I like them planted with succulents. ~ Sarah

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  58. Kim...I love those...so perfect in your room. I have great luck with succulents in a nice sunny location.

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  59. These three look PERFECT in your pretty sun room. I would have passed them by, not seeing in my mind how great they would look, filled with succulents. Perfect!!

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  60. What a fabulous find. I love them. They look wonderful with the succulents. Love the vignette also and I adore that lamp. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  61. Succulents are supposed to be easy peasy to grow Kim, I bet they'll do great! I ADORE those pots. The colors are so summery. I think you made a good decision to get them. :)

    Heather

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  62. those are the colors of The Bay (it's a canadian store) you should see if they are! They could be worth something. i love what you did with them!

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  63. You have a good eye...they look great. As for growing things...not me. My husband has the green thumb here and only outside. I don't have a single plant in my house!

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  64. Love love these little pots, they are just so cheerful, Kathysue

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  65. Love the pots, love the LAMP more! Where did that gorgeous lamp come from?

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