Tuesday, May 10, 2011

bespoke, vintage twist on a cottage garden.

the last couple of events i have done have used succulents, flowers or herbs 'planted' in vintage tins as event decor.

i love this concept and think that it would work perfectly on the silvery wooden deck i am planning on constructing outside 'carrie'.

something like this.




imagine a mixture of agaves, herbs, violets, daffodils and daisies.  all in colourful, vintage tins.

they would contrast beautifully with the black exterior of 'carrie' and add a whimsical, vintage touch.

(would also be perfect for growing herbs at a cafe.  or in an apartment.)

lovin'

jane xx  

12 comments:

mel said...

i certainly wont be throwing my tins in the recycle now!!!, just beautiful!

Anna White said...

You know Jane..back where my parents come from.. in Madeira..a small island off Morocco...almost all the village people..do this..how bizarre really ..that to them..its not a trend they are following..but more making do with what they have. : ) Love it! Hope all is well lovely x

plain jane styling said...

Even good old tinned tomato tins make great planters. I gave my mum one planted with daffodils for mothers day. the yellow of the daffs worked beautifully with the metal of the tin.

plain jane styling said...

that's so interesting Anna. I shall have to look it up! All is well with me,.. hopefully your life is happy too! xxx

Claudia Lane said...

Lovely, colourful and relaxed...what more could you ask for? :))

plain jane styling said...

and the best bit, Claudia,.. changeable!

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh what a great idea. Lucky me - I was just given some lovely tins by my sister NOW I know just what to do with them.
Love it

josephinetalepeddler said...

I love them. I keep meaning to use our Olive oil containters as they would look marvellous as well. xx

naughtyshorts! said...

I love this too - I just potted my herb garden in little tea tins this weekend - looks so lovely xo

Elisa said...

Thanks for having linked my blog (Muse per Gioco)! I really like your blog and your work, I'll keep reading!

plain jane styling said...

hello Elisa! Lovely to have you on board,.. sorry to have not mentioned your blog,. i shall go back and rectify that! xx

plain jane styling said...

Miss Naughty! You are always one step ahead of me!