Monday, April 12, 2010

Here Comes The Summer

Spring has sprung and has brought us two things: warmer weather and a ton of pollen! Tony, being an Arizona native, was quite surprised by how thoroughly caked in pollen Atlanta has recently become!

The climate change has also got us out working in the yard, planting things in the garden, making me think about all of my vintage planters, and how I should showcase some of my favorites here for you to see:

This large, multi-coned planter is my newest acquisition and it fits perfectly in the outside entryway of our home. I've never seen one quite like this before and I was very happy to find it. I love the color and the original speckled ceramic.

I've always wanted a Lagardo Tackett double-coned landscape pot made by Architectural Pottery, but they're outrageously expensive, so I was thrilled to find this tall Tackett-inspired piece a year ago. I love the hourglass shape and I really like the noodling design on this one, too. It's a very welcome addition to the foyer in our home!

Up next is the boat planter. I love its unique shape and size and it helps to bring some life into our great room.

We love bullet planters—we have a handful of them around the house. These two reside in our great room, between two of my terrariums and up against the glass wall.

This one rests in a cozy spot near our fireplace.

And, lastly, this one brings a colorful accent to our guest bedroom / home office.

So there you have it! This is just a small selection of some of my planters, but I think I'll save the rest of my exterior ones for a later post. I'd also like to offer a special thanks to Tony for putting up with my planter obsession and all of these plants and planters!


Mike said...

In that last photo, is that dresser a metal Simmons?

Very nice planters btw.

Gonked, Glooked and Slurped! said...


It's metal and the drawer-pulls are similar to those found on Bel Geddes' Simmons pieces, but there's no tag or any sort of manufacturer's mark on the dresser, so we're inclined to say no. Also, the bottom of the dresser is a solid block--there are no legs like those in the Simmons line.

I found it in an antique store in Tucson for $100 about three months prior to moving here.

Hope this helps!


Andy said...

Wow. you guys have the coolest place/stuff ever. good work!

Gonked, Glooked and Slurped! said...

Marc: We got it off of eBay. They can get pretty pricey sometimes, though. I bid on them for about a year and finally won one at a price I could live with. There was a seller that was listing them pretty consistently last year. Not sure if they're still listing them or not, though. Good luck!

Andy: Thanks for the kind words!

Petro B Pettson said...

I dig the sad hound chilling amongst the cacti. Very cool. I referenced you guys in my latest blog post.

Mary DK said...

I am in love with all your planters!! I just got 2 bullet planters and was looking around for some plants to put in mine when I saw your post. Would you mind telling me what is the name of the plants you have? Especially the one you have in your blue bullet planter. Yes, I have planters envy!! Lol!

Gonked, Glooked & Slurped! said...

Hi, Mary DK!

Thanks for the kind words on our planters. One of us is definitely obsessed with them! Our main focus on plants are usually cactus and succulents with a few house plants sprinkled in. The one in the blue bullet planter is a Bird of Paradise plant and the tall snake like plants are called Sansevieria. Monstera Deliciosa is also a good house plant that we have, but unfortunately not featured in this post of ours from 3 years ago. Hope that helps and good luck with your hunt!

Valery & Tony