A Haeger console planter/vase! Now Haeger pottery may be a commonplace find South of the border but up here in the Great White North, they are a rare find out in the wild. I'd been keeping an eye out for Haeger pottery but had begun to think that they were an urban legend until now.
I think I had 5 seconds of dazed happiness staring at the backstamp when, all of a sudden, a screeching voice bellowed in my ear, "That's mine! I saw it first!" My daze of euphoria quickly turned into a daze of stupefaction. All I could think to say was, "Ummmm....no???" I'm guessing she saw the look of happy shock on my face, realized I'd scored a great find and decided to try her luck at bullying me into handing it over. Unfortunately for her, my hands felt like they were now superglued to the planter. And as you can see, it is now in my home. Its entry into my life not only nipped off my growing thrifting obsession but precipitated an overhaul of the entry console table. This is what it used to look like.
I had begun to realize that the various figurines on the bottom shelf had a tendency to draw the eye downwards. The front entry doesn't have any windows so there is no source of natural light. So the figurines blended into the shadows. The bowl was used to hold keys but ended up holding clutter. The box was used to hold mail but just encouraged more clutter accumulation. Now the table looks like this.
Much better I think, don't you? I really like the clean simple lines.
But now I'm wondering if it's too simple and sparse. Do you think I should add something to the bottom shelf like a flower arrangement? Or a pair of lamps flanking the planter? Any suggestions would be welcome! Of course, if I decided to add more things, that would mean venturing back out into the now scary world of thrifting. And I don't think I've recovered just yet...
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