Tinny …Floral Friday

I don’t know if “Shabby Chic” is still a decorating style or not.  I came across some items that reminded me of the idea this week.  All three are constructed of metal and have a distinctive “tinny” appearance.  In as much as shabby chic is based on reuse of materials and items, it made sense to do a Floral Friday by reusing the three “tinny” containers.

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I found a tall, grey, hefty steel vase a couple of years ago at the Goodwill Store.  It looks like it was inspired by someone who likes shabby chic and steampunk. For the armature, I used the tip of a weathered tree branch that had fallen into the back yard. A gladiolus stem and a couple of other design elements finish the creation.

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Nothing says “shabby chic kitchen” quite like an old coffee tin.  It’s been several years since Folger’s has used metal cans, so this green can is probably vintage by now. I jazzed it up with three roses and a faux saw palmetto fan.

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The sheet-metal planter appears to have been originally designed for a shabby chic home. I rescued it from a box of old flower paraphernalia that was headed to the trash. Ivy seems to work well in this type of planter, so I used some as the foundation for the flowers.

Ciao
mini-moiThe Blue Jay of Happiness quotes the ancient Roman historian Cornelius Tacitus. “Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.”

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About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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