Photography by Yvonne Duivenvoorden Image by: Photography by Yvonne Duivenvoorden
Turn a vintage cachepot over and check for a manufacturer’s name, then Google it. The flower bowl with its perched pink bird (second row, centre) bears a Royal Copley stamp. A little research told us it was made by Spaulding China Company of Sebring, Ohio, which marketed its products through five-and-dime stores from 1939 to 1960. Considered a collectible, this little treasure was purchased for only $5.
If you find a pot that’s cracked, but you love the pattern, shape and colour, simply pop in a potted plant or a smaller jar holding a fresh bouquet.
Plant a pot full of herbs
Have a plant-swapping party
Create a cluster of cute potted plants