Tuesday, August 7, 2012

flea market find

at the flea market last month, i found this unique marshmallow tin.

i loved the colors and knew exactly what i would use it for. can you imagine buying a tin full of marshmallows? we did a bit of research and the tin is from the 1940s to 1950s.  i also bought some succulents at the flea market to plant in the tin.

first, i sprayed the inside of the tin with a flexible rubber coating to prevent leaking and rust.  once it was dry, i planted the succulents.

right now it's home is on my dining room table. i'm hoping to find a few more tins to fill with succulents.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh my heck, how cute is that?! I'm a sucker for anything vintage. I'm not very good at decorating with it like you have, but I still love it. :) New follower here. Yay for being blog friends!!