Monday, February 28, 2011

Turn It Over: Using Vintage Planters As Display Pedestals

Gain More Space in Your Displays By Using Ceramic Planters As Risers

Turn it over.....your vintage planters that is. Did you know that you can use your collectible ceramic planters as risers or pedestals to display other planters and objects. By the way, you can also turnover bowls and use the bottom bowl to display the top bowl. In the photo shown, the whimsical polka dot planters is a great fit for the yellow base (planter below) . Try mixing colors as well as creating displays with the same color.

Meet "The Queen Of Turnovers"

At the Coffee Trade Antique in Avon, Connecticut, Joan is the "Queen of Turnovers".
Not only does she know how to make pottery look it's best, but her knack for creating visual interest in ALL her displays is engaging.

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Society of Professional Journalists


  1. I do that bottom bowl flip with sets of mixing bowls - turn one bowl over inside the largest bowl then a smaller bowl on top - more fun than nesting them inside each other and gives depth to a display. Your post has me looking around to see what else I can flip over! thanks.

  2. Flipping over planters is how I display my pottery. It works very well and I get lots of compliments on the arrangements.