as I checked it over I realized that it had three separate pieces and it was becoming more mysterious to me as to what they were.
It was pristine clean and I had no problem setting it on the edge of my desk/counter for a few days while I pondered what to plant in it.
then one afternoon my son came by and as son's often do he chuckled when he saw it and asked me in a completely astonished voice, "why do you have a chamber pot sitting on the end of your counter?" O.K. well then I guess there really is no reason not to use it as a planter.