It all started with this lovely vintage maiden planter by Haeger Pottery. I spotted her at a yard sale and "knew" she was something unique and for .75 I snatched her up.
I immediately thought she would graciously display fall fruits or succulents. The more I looked at her I was sort of mesmerized. I started to think I had really found something. I looked her up online and could only find a few anywhere all $70-$150, describing her as rare. Here is the marking on the bottom.
The "worth" doesn't really matter to me because I buy what I like but I was glad to know that even
though I've been out of die-hard junking for a bit due to illness, I still have the eye and the luck.
Here is one for sale: http://oldanddusty.com/index.php?main_page=products_new
I found a turquoise cross necklace at a yard sale for a quarter. Looks so lovely on her!
the lemon thyme. I love how it has a mossy look which is just perfect for fall and Halloween. I am babying it (and all my remaining herbs) like crazy trying to make them last as long as possible. It's time to start drying them out for holiday cooking but I'm just not ready to part with them yet. Herbs and fall fruits make wonderful garden companions.
Our back deck shown in the background is sort of a potting shed and retro junk collecting area. I keep all of my McCoy planters, vintage garden tools, soda crates, and other misc. summery treasures here. When working on outdoor displays I just shop the back deck for something interesting to use. This time I chose an old ivory McCoy pot and a cute autumn squirrel from the garden stash to tie it all together.
The squirrel was a gift from my junkaholic Mother. I love him! And her! She is finally enjoying some free time during retirement and I'm looking forward to some Autumn junking adventures with her!
Well, I decided to keep the turquoise cross necklace for myself, but the fair maiden looks just as lovely with her long braid spilling over her shoulder anyway. I really love this display, especially since it came together so easily with what I had on hand.
I also topped my chamomile with a sweet little ghost pumpkin. Any time I can group herbs and pumpkins together with vintage junk it's a successful vignette!
Until next time...
*Note- something is up with blogger changing my fonts in a post. Any other bloggers having this issue? It appears fine in editing but the font is different when viewed?
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