Fact: They make a bunch of cool stuff, but none of those things were flower pots.
Fact: They do custom orders
Fact: I bought $60 worth of succulents from East Side Succulents
I think you can see where I'm going with this...
And this is how it came to pass that I emailed my cousin's wife and asked her to make me some succulent flower pots. When asking for custom stuff, I usually give some ideas and try to get out of the kitchen - I figure I'm paying these people for their expertise - that's how it is when I order stuff from Bob at Draco, that's how it is when I get artwork from my friend Laurie, and apparently, how I also order pots from my cousins. I would recommend that if you're going to put in your own order for a custom pot, that you also specify what type of holes you want in the bottom - many small ones or one dime sized one.
I told Danyelle that I had a pitcher and a bowl that she made, but I didn't have anything that Jared had made so at least one item had to be made by him (and that if maybe, just maybe he would be kind enough to include a baby-head, that would be great), we usually go for things in the cool color range because it's so blame hot down here, and that I loved her hooter mugs so I NEEDED at least a few of those (in pot form, mind you).
A few weeks later, this is what I received:
The owls (hooters) were made by Danyelle and the other items were made by Jared. These are all small items - the two pots in the background are the largest of the five, and they're roughly a 4" pot size.
It took me a few weeks, but I finally managed to plant some of my succulents in the pots (keeping in mind, of course, that I decided all of the succulents I'd bought just wouldn't do and I needed MORE succulents so I went to Red Barn and HEB and got even MORE plants; and wouldn't some portulaca just look stunning?)
So far I haven't even used any of the plants I got from East Side. And rather than leave them in my backyard where I'll see them every once in a while, I'm taking them to work where they will make me even happier (plus they're less likely to get damaged there, I hope).
And without further ado - Voila! (I'm thinking that the doll head ones would look pretty awesome painted up for Dia De Los Muertos, or even just little skulls instead of heads...uh oh, I think I feel another custom order coming on).