A local house-and-garden store near our house is going out of business in a few days. That's the bad news. The good news is, they have been slashing prices for the past several weeks.
They started out at 30 percent off everything. I took note but didn't jump in.
Then they dropped everything to 50 percent off. I went in and looked around but didn't bite.
Last weekend, however, they hacked the prices down to 70 percent off, and I pounced.
I bought six of these gorgeous, big, aqua-glazed garden pots for a pittance:
Here, my shoes give you a sense of how big these beauties are (the pots--not my feet!):
I intend to plant herbs in these babies soon.
The pots have a classic shape, a rolled rim, and a beautiful scattering of speckles.
The glaze is crackled in some places:
and flows slightly in others:
The glaze continues inside each pot, where it ends in yummy-looking drips, like melted turquoise ice cream:
The pots attracted the attention of the pugs, of course. Nothing that invades "their" garden goes unexamined:
Mu Shu moves in for a closer investigation.
Monkey see, monkey do, Pao Pao .
All checked out! You may proceed to plant the pots, mom.
Could you first lift us out before you pour in the dirt?