I am obsessed I tell you. OBSESSED with this find- a vintage swan planter. You might know them as garden statuary-but they definitely go beyond just sitting in the garden with plants and can be enjoyed in decor.
Vintage Swan Planter
Remember how I told you I have been currently obsessing over all things vintage garden statuary? This goes right along with it. I have been on the look out for a vintage swan planter for awhile now. I actually bumped into one at my friend Sandy’s shop when we were having coffee. And I was oh so tempted.
One of her vendors had a booth with a small one in it. Unfortunately, it was a tad smaller than I was looking for. Though, I will admit. I stared at it and I thought about it and I almost bought it. I ended up leaving it behind and asked Sandy to keep an eye out for a big one for me on her shopping adventures.
But you know what happened? Good old marketplace happened again. I grabbed a few iPhone snaps to share- but stay tuned for an autumn look this weekend.
I hopped on there and did a search one day and usually it is nothing exciting that pops up. But that day, I saw this one. It was chunky. Detailed. Chippy and vintage. All of which I was looking for. It was listed as a garden hose holder- which it absolutely could work well for. I messaged the seller right away. She messaged back that it was cement and very heavy and it was available for porch pick up. She happened to located on the way to my sons house. $45 was a fraction of the price of the others I had found. So while I wasn’t sure what to expect in person since there was not a ton of info or photos in the listing- we stopped by on the way to dinner. It was even better in person than expected and as you can see, it came home with me.
Where to Enjoy Vintage statuary indoors
I knew right away this beauty was going in the house in the living room. I debated the coffee table or the dining table to start- as you can see, it landed on the dining table for now. Vintage swan planters are beautiful where you place them though. You can set them on a sideboard or entry table and fill with pretty bits or leave them looking pretty just as is. They also can go outside of course. Swan planters are gorgeous in the garden with vines or blooms. And also just by themselves. The other look I love is to group a couple of them. So of course, treasure hunt continues before I can create that look.
You might remember this garden statue on the sideboard in my first book French Country Cottage.
This statue isn’t vintage- but it has the look and works beautifully. It was a HomeGoods find about 10 years ago probably. HEAVY concrete and had a bit of damage on the shelf so it was discounted. I had a heck of a time wrestling it into the cart and out of the cart. Of course, while vintage finds are always exciting- there are many reproduction swan planters and statues available that have a beautiful look and are probably much lighter to move haha. Linking a few Get the look affiliates below.
Get the Look
There are some wonderful antique swan planter options at Chez Pluie – I love this one!!
Coming your Way
I love this planter as is just looking pretty on the table. I thought I would show a 1 minute seasonal transformation as well. Coming your way this weekend. Happy Thursday all.