vintage tins with flowers (some chic styling ideas)

64044072-D593-4ECD-A0BE-244E77A232CF

Long ago my sister and I had a small flower business, and one of the things that we loved to do was use antique and vintage containers in our floral designs. It’s a nice way to make small arrangements that can brighten a neglected space, like a powder room or a forgotten corner. What’s nice too, is that you don’t need a whole lot of expensive flowers to create this look. And this time of year, flowers are about to be everywhere: grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and your own garden. Vintage tins can be found at tag sales, garage sales, flea markets, and junk shops. Most of them range from a couple dollars to twenty dollars at the most (some rare tins are more expensive).

E36D9E61-D963-45A9-9971-E8A172F05135

I’ve collected some images of arrangements in vintage tins that I think are chic and not too cutesy (which is something that you have to be careful to avoid).

And here are a few tips that I’ve learned over the years:

  • Old tins often leak, so use a plastic floral liner or a small water glass inside the tin to hold the water and flowers.
  • Use flowers with small blooms and cut the stems fairly short so that you can create the effect shown in the images below.
  • Choose flowers that compliment the tin rather than compete with it, and experiment with the shape and color of your arrangement.

ED3D6AAA-6DDE-4760-B416-D132215DE873

A89572DD-2A6E-41AE-A381-BE1852D678FD

0CD92B3E-74F7-4557-B31F-889A6D4A5036

01BCE72B-334F-428F-AD84-06E19EE62B40

347BA30F-2220-4C9E-8FE2-D49218A1D5CE

9AEE1E97-5C01-47BC-838C-9E541583548F

4480CB0F-437B-46B3-9C38-F547187A9658

B26A3064-D708-4381-B22A-68F6FAE124ED

Happy flower arranging!

6 Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s