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So... what's the story about this painting and it's title, you ask?
Well I have something of a teapot collection/obsession that perhaps may be out of hand. As it grew I became enamored of ever-more-unusual vintage styles of teapots. This one happens to be German and I happen to have a German grandmother, but more importantly, it's from the 1930s or 1940s and the style of decoration reminds me of my grandmother's kitchen. So I bought it more for my teapot collection than my still life prop treasures.
I was looking for a pottery pig for another painting idea that was simmering. As I wander through antique shops, my eye settled on this pig planter. And I should also say that I'm a fan of this sort of critter pottery planter because it was often the thing that held a plant or flowers sent to the hospital when my mom had a baby. And she had seven!
9x12" oil on board
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