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?



8 comments:

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

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

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

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    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 :)

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  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

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    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

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    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

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  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!

    http://www.holbrookhouse.co.uk/

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