If you love collecting and are looking for a new collectible, this book is for you! Pictured are hundreds of planters imported since the 1950s, mainly for use by the floral industry. From lovely ladies in brightly colored Christmas and Valentine dresses to little boys playing baseball, there is something for everyone in this book. A large section is devoted to baby vases, as well as nursery rhyme characters and loveable Raggedy Ann and Andys. The accumulation of several years of extensive searching by the author, the book does justice to the amazing variety and ingenious design of these planters. Separated into specific categories with many lovely examples of each type of vase illustrated, this book will take you on an extended journey into the world of imported figural planters.