I popped into Marshalls this past weekend to pick up some nautical rope netting for the tiki bar project. Noticed a whole passel of midcentury modern style ceramic planters on wood stands. Very inexpensive. Look like they… used Kate’s design for those wooden-dowel stands!

Very perky cute. Not really “midcentury modern” — rather, retro-modern aka retro-contemporary. Back in the day, midcentury modernists would have had simpler pots, ala Gainey or Lagardo Tackett / Architectural Pottery

Look among the mess, and there may be more designs.

Midcentury-inspired designs: Everywhere I look, interpreted all kinds of ways.

  1. Jan Brownlee says:

    I saw some macrame plant hangers when I was in Joann’s this past weekend. Now, I wonder where I can get some books and make my own plant hangers. I snared a ceiling tile (to use as a base for weaving the jute) when they were remodeling my office and I was able to find T pins somewhere. I made a couple of bracelets.

  2. Wendy says:

    Yep, I work at a Joann’s we have pots on stands like that and we even had plant stands with a wood top and hairpin legs. And yes macrame is back in a big way!

  3. Laura says:

    Picked up 2 of the larger pots from Marshall’s 2 days ago. Really nice heavy quality, great bright colors and SO affordable! (I actually kinda like these better than actual vintage ones)

  4. Jana says:

    If you don’t have a Marshall’s nearby, I have seen these also at the sister store T.J. Maxx for similar prices.

    1. Pam Kueber says:

      Yes, and Home Goods is part of the same chain… they all tend to carry the same lines.

  5. Lynn says:

    My Marshall’s had a bit of different selection. You are right–the large ones are reasonably priced. They were $29.99 here! They also had some smaller than the size of the pink ones here that I really wanted. They were $9.99 here. Ones the size of the pink ones here were $16.99. Plus, Marshall’s has great deals on socks, so bonus for us!

  6. Amarissa says:

    I have noticed this same design available at Target and JoAnn off and on as well! Love it.

  7. Carolyn says:

    I’ve noticed in the last year or two, the style/lifestyle magazines are featuring more and more Mid-Century- inspired or actual retro/vintage pieces in their rooms. Even macrame is venturing back into the fray.
    While I think “Mad Men” had a little something to do with it, at least with introducing it in a period setting, many were and are drawn to the style or panache of the period and the plethora of designs to choose from.
    This site opened my eyes to the beginnings, peak, and denouement of the designs instead of the first thought of chrome disk cabinet pulls.

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