A couple of months ago I picked up a vintage dog planter, marked made in 1948 for $4.00.
I took an old nylon stocking and stuffed it with batting. I tied off the open end and covered it with a piece of muslin. I used a basting stitch to attach it to the stuffed stocking. I then worked it into the opening on the planter.
Using vintage planters, has become a favorite gift of mine to give my sewing friends. I have use vintage head vases as well... they make great pin cushions.
Mmmmmm... maybe I should start looking for tea cups as well!!