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Postby STLModern » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:53 pm

Help... I'm looking for other sources of planters and pottery that are not overly expensive. I really like the Case Study Ceramic Planters that Modernica sells. I'm wondering if there are any other planters out there that are similar or just as cool with a wood base such as these. I'm already aware of architecturalpottery.com. I'm looking for something a little cheaper as I would like to get 3-4 planters.

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Postby jesgord » Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:06 pm

Have you seen this recent thread over at the collectibles section of the board?

http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=13634

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Postby robbhouston » Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:18 am

Regarding affordable mid-mod pots & planters....

We needed so many (including my wife's "pots on rocks" mini-garden, we're at 22 pots), we decided to go with basic off-the-shelf stuff. Tried to be creative when possible.

Here's 2 (from HD) liquid-nailed together to make an indoor planter...
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There are 10 or so of these (from Ol' Time Pottery) placed on the stone perimeter around our house...
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I did splurge ($150'ish ) on one thing for our entry court (from an independent local nursery)...
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They may not be dead on mid-mod, but we feel they're still fairly appropriate for our place.

Always on a budget here in Nashville! :)

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Postby Joe » Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:28 am

I like the simple white ceramic ones at IKEA. they have some new plastic ones too. can't beat the price

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Postby marittamodern » Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:47 pm

Crescent Planter's Madison series are very cool.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31841959@N07/page2/

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Postby marittamodern » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:22 am

I did get this large planter from an outdoor pottery store on Hammond Dr. in Sandy Springs, GA. But I also have a small indoor one that I got online I think from Outdoor Decor.com.
Do a google search of Crescent Planters then look for the Madison series.
I like the clean modern look.

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Postby Jerad » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:59 am

I think we have a shortage of cool modern planters in the Midwest. I hope you find some cool ones that are inexpensive. :wink:

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Postby hood » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:04 pm

i second jerads comment

good simple modern clean pottery for affordable prices seem to be non existant. I still think that if HD/Lowes/target would sell a terracotta pot with the rim removed I would buy a bunch of them up and paint them flat white and black. I have even pondered cutting the lip off of the terracotta but not sure that is possible.
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Postby BAZ_MCM » Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:36 pm

Question: What would you consider to be "affordable" for a bullet planter?

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Postby hood » Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:00 pm

they are what about $140 - $170?
If they got them down to $50 or so I might buy, but more than likely i would continue to look for one at estate sales etc.

Seeing what is capable in the price range of $15 - $70, I honestly don't see why a nice clean modern planter can't be designed and sold at home depot/ lowes/ target.

The arguement used to be that the public's taste dictated what was sold at these places. I don't buy that any more, anyone see how fast Orla Kiely's products flew off the shelf and completely disappeared at Target?

There is a discriminating consumer out there waiting for these little nuggets of goodness to show up at reasonable prices. When they do watch out for the stampede.

Maybe I should start working on one.
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Postby Joe » Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:12 pm

ikea planter in a vintage stand

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Postby hood » Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:16 pm

I have resorted to the same thing in the past. This is about $5 worth of readymade found objects.


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Postby scowsa » Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:37 pm

The IKEA "outdoor stuff" tent has gone up in CA locations and opens Friday.

As folks know, they often have new planters at this time, along with other interesting stuff.
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Postby rockland » Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:40 am

I second the Ikea suggestions. My favorite planter is from last season on
sale. They seem to have sales at the beginning of the season as well.

The top planter is from ikea. Broad and shallow. It looks best sitting on the
base we made without the middle pot. (Elder dog keeps eating my mosses and
interior plants even though we have a yard full and she has 24hr access to
outside.)
The middle pot is lovely on its own. I bought it locally and should have bought
more...DWR found them and raised the price by 50times. It is a composite
similar to some of the new countertops.
Something to consider. A tall pot should be set into the ground by a third or half
during the summer. They dry out very fast and need alot of water if just set on
the ground or rocks.
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