Friday, April 19, 2013

Little Hull Lamb Planter

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.


  1. I love these planters, how cute!

  2. I remember Hull pottery since I was raised in the MidWest.
    Your Little Lamb comes in handy for many special events.
    He is adorable!

  3. What a sweet planter. I do know the Little Red Riding Hood though!

  4. Such a sweet little lambie. He does add a touch of fun.

  5. The flower arrangement came out so cute! I didn't know the story of the pottery. We have Red Wing here in MN and now it's antique stores and condos...

  6. He is a cutie! Great decorative element for a baby shower.

    M :)

  7. he is very cute and so decorative !!!

  8. He looks to be very proud decorating your house.

  9. This is absolutely adorable and a must have. I haven't seen one for years.

  10. I looked in my book, Official Price Guide to Pottery and Porcelain, for your lamb. I found no pictures, but a 7 1/2" lamb was listed in "Planters" with a date of 1965. Could this be it?

    I have an entire set of Hull dinnerware, Mirror Brown with Ivory Foam Edges (l960-l985), and several matching serving pieces.

  11. Very cute-- great to use at your shower. I have a Red Riding Hood cookie jar. Belonged to my grandmother.

  12. He is so cute....50's?
    Have a great weekend!

  13. So cute! My little brother was born in 1980. I remember my mother was given flowers in a little lamb planter when he was born. I wish we still had it.

  14. How fun that your planter was recently used again. Very sweet.

  15. So cute. I did not know this! Thank you for sharing the history.

  16. So darling!! I hope to have one of these sweet vintage planters one day!! Have a lovely week! xo Heather

  17. I remember things like that..I collect some old pieces too baby shoes and carriages etc..lovey he is very sweet...with love Janice

  18. I used to have a lamb planter in my bedroom as a child. I had it until Katrina - it had so many pleasant memories attached to it! <3

  19. Your container is soo cute. I gave my daughter a stork on for her upcoming baby shower. I didn't use to pay any attention to these and now I love them!

  20. Your lamb planter is adorable! I love lamms and watching them prancing about during spring. Yours brings back memories of bygone springs as a little girl.

    Happy Sunday to you.



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