And it’s an obsession that is pretty far fetched – Vintage Glazed Terra Cotta Planters! Seriously, I’m pretty fixated on them right now. I have always preferred simple unglazed terra cotta pots to have my flowers in, but now I want colors.
I already had a few at home, I put my terrarium plant in one, but needed more. I don’t think anyone else has this obsession so I found some really good ones for almost nothing in a thrift shop out on the countryside.
I’m putting the plants directly into these pots so it’s important that they have proper drainage – a hole in the bottom. The glazed pots will also hold water better, so I will have to be careful with the watering.
The problem with thrifted pots is to find matching saucers for them. I choose to buy some plates at the same thrift shop and use them as pot saucers. One of them is from the Grand Hotel in Oslo, hah!
I also found this ceramic pot, I think I’m going to buy a cactus for it.
And as a bonus, I also got the chance to visit a really pretty manor house not far from the thrift shop. It’s from the 18th century and has a very pretty garden.
Complete with a pagoda that is a wonderful example of the 18th century chinoiserie style.
The garden was in full bloom but very dry, we haven’t had much rain this summer.