I originally did a post on arranging flowers in decorative tins way back at the time when I was a baby blogger talking away to myself. I think the post on vintage tins got one comment and two views!
As there is nothing much blooming in my snow covered garden, I thought that I would re-show this, my favorite method, of displaying spring flowers for Garden Blogger's Bloom Day.
I did not set out to collect vintage tins, but I love floral patterns and collectable tins kept catching my eye at flea markets. They were so pretty and cheap, that before I knew it I had a whole collection of them.
Old tin cans are not watertight and so, when I want to display flowers in them, I insert a wide-mouth drinking glass or small glass vase to hold the water. (Inexpensive glass vases can be found at most discount stores).
I use the height of the tin to help me gauge the proper length for each of the flower stems.
Quince flowers in a red tin.
To arrange flowers in really small tins, I use a florist's water pick
inside the tin to hold the water.
This tin cost me $3. Doesn't it show off the daffodils and pansies nicely?
To see what is blooming in other gardens around the world on this Garden Blogger's Bloom Day, visit May Dreams Gardens. Many thanks to Carol for hosting this event.