Recently several blog friends posted photos of cute lamb planters in an "Easter Parade".
I have a little Hull lamb planter that I found several years ago.
I bring him out of storage at Easter and any other time I need that cuteness factor.
Here he is at a baby shower I hosted recently.
I love his pink ears and sweet little blue bow.
(It's cold paint, applied after the firing process, and if not careful, it can scratch off.)
Hull Pottery (Ohio) produced wonderful and unique ceramic pieces from 1905-1986.
A lot of you are familiar with their most popular piece,
the Little Red Riding Hood cookie jar. (1943)
In the 40's-60's Hull was well known for their florist-ware.
The company survived leadership changes, flood and fire, but
was finally brought down by foreign competition and multiple union strikes.
And so they closed their doors forever.
I don't know which year my lamb planter was made,
but if any readers own a Hull Pottery reference book, please let me know.