This is a vintage ceramic planter (or nut/candy dish) that’s shaped like a peanut.
But unlike many other such items, this planter wasn’t made by Planters but by “Lucille of California.” If I’m not mistaken, this address looks like it was close to Willis Wonderland, no? I Googled it, but came up with nothing, so maybe it wasn’t around for very long.
Here it is, holding its own namesake legume:
The only thing I love more than this planter itself is the name of the manufacturer, Lucille of California.
North Hollywood, where this was made, used to have a lot of small businesses like this that made things from molds. Those, like the thrift shops and junkyards that surrounded it, are mostly gone.
I would kill to see some of Lucille’s other designs. I love that her label appears to just be a piece of paper glued onto the bottom of the planter.
I would only allow peanuts in the shell to be kept in here, as you have so beautifully displayed. The only intruder I would consider would be orange marshmallow peanuts.
Ooh– orange marshmallow peanuts– used to love them! And they were always best if you let them get a little stale. (Same thing with marshmallow peeps.)
Yes, just a LITTLE stale, so there was a little crunch with the softness.
Yes, aka Circus peanuts. I like mine fresh and soft, though I really try to stay far, very far away from them. A bag doesn’t last too long around here.
Yes! Orange marshmallow peanuts are the best just like this planter! I love this and would be using it for all sorts of things, mainly candy. I wonder what is at 5232 Laurel Canyon now?
It’s land of apartment buildings over there now so that would be my first guess. If we’re lucky, a McDonalds.