Twin Planters

Submitted by Nessa June 8th, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

I photographed a bunch of my kitschy figural planters today, so stay tuned for a fair flood of them. :)

These lovelies were purchased this very morning for $3 for the pair at a country yard sale. They are in quite good shape, though the girl has a chip. These things are taking over my house. But I like them anyway.

6 Responses to “Twin Planters”

  1. Allee Willis

    Without question, you have the best ceramic planters collection I’ve seen.

    Fantastic to find this set in this shape, one chip and all, for 3 bucks.

    I love the expression on the girl’s face. Tired and at peace at the same time.

    Their clothes are my favorite color combo of all time, light blue and maroon. My high school in Detroit, Mumford, was/is an entire city block long and the concrete is tinted the perfect shade of faded light blue with maroon accents. I’ve carried on that color combo to this day, sometimes fading the maroon to light pink as is the case of my pink house and light blue driveway and backyard.

  2. Nessa

    Thank you so much for the compliment, Allee! I’ve really only been seriously collecting these for a few years, but it’s amazing how many you can accumulate over the course of just one summer of hitting the flea markets and yard sales. I’m really going to have to invest in another shelf!

    This is possibly my favorite set that I’ve found. The colors are so nice. I’m familiar with the building and it is really beautiful!

      • Nessa

        I have a big interest in history and historic preservation, with a special interest in architecture. It’s what I studied in college for the last several years. I developed a particular interest in Detroit’s architecture about 10-12 years ago, and semi-ravenously read everything I could find about it. I’ve visited Detroit several times, though I’ve yet to see Mumford in person, I just happened to come across it in my research about buildings of the city.

        • Allee Willis

          That’s fantastic. I’m from Detroit though haven’t lived there since 1965. But it still has my heart. There is some brilliant architecture there and hopefully everything won’t be bulldozed before someone buys it up for pennies and does restoration. Mumford is magnificent but I hear that that too is headed for the wrecking ball. S Ituch as shame. It was built in 1948 and the inside is still pristine.

          Have you ever seen photos of my digs? Classic Streamline Moderne, built in 1937 as the party house for MGM?

          • Nessa

            I’m sad to hear that Mumford might be demolished, of course that might be kinder than leaving it empty and letting it get destroyed by vandalism, I don’t know. Detroit has lost a lot but still has plenty of beautiful buildings, I’ve had a great time every time I’ve been there.

            You bet I know your digs. I’ve been awed by pictures of your fabulous place. I love classic movie-related stuff too, so history-wise as well as architecturally (and kitsch-wise, of course) your house is such a gem!