Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Thrift Shop Find: Vintage Tin Planter

I stopped by a nearby thrift shop a few days ago and just as I was about to leave, this vintage tin planter caught my eye. It needed a good scrub but it is well-made and has an earthy, rustic look to it. I love the designs in the metal, its rusty patina, and the handles on either end.  It's a great size too (and only cost me ten dollars!) and I've discovered so many uses for it already.

Arrange fresh or dried flowers in it for a romantic, cottage-y look

Use it for holding scarves or other delicate things on top of a dresser 
(those are our engagement photos in the background)

Place rolled-up fresh, white hand towels in it to give your bathroom some character

Perch on a shelf and use as stylish storage for bath and shower items

I love finding beautiful, old things and giving them a second life! How would you use this tin planter?


  1. perhaps pebbles or stones half way up and three ivory candles for a dinner party center piece...

    1. Yes! That would be so cute! Especially for an outdoor party. I like the way you think :)

  2. looove it!
    like ur blog a lot, would be happy if we could follow each other :))

    1. Thanks Melina! Would love to follow each other, I just checked out your site--so cute!!

      Thanks for commenting, I hope you'll continue to follow and comment along :)

  3. Kate you have such an eye for great style. Want to come to NY and help me decorate?! I love this kind of simple beauty and reusing vintage pieces. Great blog, xoxoxo

    1. Oh my goodness, definitely! Would love to!! Wish we were there now, we probably have another few months here. At the very least, I can recommend some great thrift shops in the city that you'd LOVE.

      Thanks so much for reading :) It means a lot to me! xoxo

    2. I would LOVE good thrift store recommendations!! There are so many little stores tucked away- I can't wait to explore. And this blog has given me some good ideas I will put into use ASAP.

      Hope alls well, lets chat again soon! xoox

  4. Somerset Wedding GirlSeptember 16, 2014 at 6:18 AM

    This is really such a treasure, I don't blame you for wanting to show it off!


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