April 6, 2022

how to style vintage tins with flowers


One of my favorite and whimsical ways to style flowers is with colorful cans! These fun tin treasures add a charming “pop art” look to any floral arrangement.


This Amaretti tin is my latest find on Ebay, and I filled it with forget-me-nots from the garden. The scented geraniums are blooming right now in the front yard in a delicious cloud of pink, and I could resist gathering a big bunch to add a little cottage charm to the table.


A vintage Butter Wafer tin make a fun container for this lovely bunch of pink cottage roses from Trader Joe’s. Gather them in a tight bunch, secure with wire or floral tape, trim to desired length and place in the water-filled cookie tin.

Tones of green, yellow, ivory and white flowers harmonize nicely with this collection of flea-market tea tins.


The nasturtium are a variety called Peach Melba that I grow in my garden, and I picked up the daffodils at Whole Foods Market, and they smell divine!


They certainly brighten up this part of the living room, and add a dose of sunshine, even on the cloudiest of days.


This table centerpiece appeared in a 2021 issue of Country Sampler Farmhouse Style. I used only vintage coffee tins, filled with real flowers that I picked up at the market.


The main theme for this look was picking up the color red from the striped napkins and working it in with the lovely yellow blooms of the roses and chamomile.


Keep your eyes open while grocery shopping for graphic designs on cans that instantly grab your attention. White daisies are just the right kind of cottage flower to fill these inexpensive containers for an effortless look.


This is a close up form a photo shoot I styled in Laguna Beach for Cottages and Bungalows magazine



This colorful look is from a Cinco de Mayo gathering I did way back in 2017. Look for cans that have the graphics printed right on them. There are many Mexican foods that have lovely artwork on their tins.


I love this inspiration found on pinterest. The Honey label is so pretty!


Even though the flowers don’t match the colors of this can, I still love this look, also from pinterest.


Flea markets and eBay are great places to find vintage cans. Grocery stores also have wonderful tin options for styling flowers, houseplants and even cactus varieties.


My collection of vintage tins is slowly growing, so you may see a few more flowery scenes like these from me very soon!





ciao! fabiana



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