Yes, the clock is lying on the floor on top of shag carpet. The "original-to-the-1970s-house-I-live-in" shag carpet that we hate. It's so ugly that when the dog poops on it, the shit makes it look BETTER. I have nothing against shag carpet, believe me, even though it's the worst kind of carpet to have when you've got two dogs, a semi-long hair cat and a husband who is constantly tracking dirt and leaves into the house. The only reason we haven't pulled it up and replaced it is partially due to aforesaid pooping dog and the rest of the perpetually shedding pets (who technically should have been completely bald long ago) and partially due to our "we'll do it one of these days" mentality.
Now for the flea market. The first three finds were plucked off a flatbed trailer parked at the very back. A bit of haggling and these beauties were MINE!
What plant wouldn't be happy to grow in this sunny yellow planter marked TP USA, although trying to find information on TP USA took a fair amount of sleuthing, but Google finally came through. TP stands for TEPECO of Trenton, NJ. In the early days, Trenton NJ was a hotbed of pottery production but was ultimately pushed out of contention by a combination of union politics (who woulda thought? Union politics in New Joisy?!) and competition from upstart Ohio companies. Here's a link to a short timeline where TEPECO is mentioned at the bottom. (Crane, the company that bought TEPECO, is still in business--making toilets, not art pottery).
This donkey cart planter is large and Made In Japan. I love the butterfly perched on the donkey's nose!
All I need to make this an incredible accent lamp is a bulb and wire--the metal holder has a strip with a hole to hold the bulb in place. There is also a piece of translucent green plastic that goes around the inside of the holder. I think it will look awesome next to those chalkware bookends!
Not all my treasures came off the flatbed trailer. This darling little Shawnee planter came from an awesome vendor named Joanne, a very cool lady wearing a squashy cowgirl hat, tight jeans and a looooooow cut tank. What a hoot!
Happy Wednesday, y'all!