vintage tins with flowers (some chic styling ideas)


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).


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.









Happy flower arranging!

6 responses to “vintage tins with flowers (some chic styling ideas)”

  1. So pretty! Lovely idea 🌸🌸🌸

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  2. Thank you for stopping by the blog Kate! I hope you’ll get a chance to make one of these fun little arrangements. Holly


  3. These arrangements are so quaint and lovely. The tins are perfect!

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    1. I thought you would enjoy this post Susy! You are so creative with your flowers and things around the house. Thanks for reading the blog.


  4. What beautiful arrangements, thank you for posting them

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    1. Thank you for stopping by the blog! I hope you were inspired to try one of these of your own!


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