Thursday, November 5, 2009

VTT - HEAVY METAL (NO, JUST TIN!)


Hooray, it's Thursday! I love old stuff! (Teen says, "I hate Thursdays - Science tutor!")


Here's a two-in-one that I picked up at an antique store here in town. I love this retro plant stand - think I might paint it red! The large biscuit tin is adorned with hollyhocks and a picket fence!
In general, I'm not a "blue" person, but I like it to intersperse with my reds. This tray was purchased with the above, might be part of a child's tea set. The border attracted me, not the color - it's so "suburban"!
Have a great VTT everyone! For those of you not familiar with VTT, it stands for Vintage Thingies Thursdays, where we get to show off our vintage items. It is hosted by Suzanne at Coloradolady.blogspot.com!

24 comments:

Postcardy said...

I love the designs on your old tin pieces. I think the plant stand will look nice in red.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sue!
I so love this metal plant stand. I too would paint it red. It would really pop. I have lots of my furniture outside painted red, that sits around the pool area. Looks so festive and all.

I reall love the tin. Hollyhocks are some of my favs. I remember Moma making us dolls from her hollyhocks that were planted along the back fence of our yard. Thank you for the memory this morning.

I agree this little tray may have been part of a child's tea set. Is is not precious. I love blue so that is something I too, would have purchased. They look so pretty behind things against the wall, or displayed on a table or chair, with a little special something sitting on it.

Thanks for sharing this morning. Country hugs, Sherry

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Old tins are so amazing! Its like everything was done with the intention of being around a long time not just being a piece of junk. Like uh...now!

Fairy Footprints said...

Wow I love the vintage items. The tray is great. You can use that for so many things.


I love the colors.

This looks like it is a fun particpation.

Have a great Thursday thanks for entering the giveaway.


BLessings,
Heidi

LV said...

Loved all your vintage things today, but the plant stand is my favorite. A very nice showing for vintage day.

bellaboo said...

What an unusual plant stand,and the tin is lovely,just my style,anything with flowers on I love.
Do pop in and see my Vintage thingies sometime.


Bellaboo

Bottega Veneta said...

Great!

Dawn said...

Love the holly hock tin! Don't forget to send my or Debbi your address so we can ship those pillows!

Nice job getting of science by getting a tutor!
Hugs,
Dawn

Susan said...

Lovely tin and the tray, now that was in everyone's kitchen back in the day. Most of my female relatives had one or two serving trays like this that was always in use.

viridian said...

Yes, paint the plant stand red, or spray with a red laquer. I think that would look so great!
Viridian

Linda said...

Love the plant stand! Red would be wonderful!

Elizabeth said...

I would definitely paint that plant stand red.

CC said...

Love your plant stand..but the tin and the tray are just so pretty. They're my favorites. Happy VTT..have a wonderful weekend.

Coloradolady said...

You have some amazing vintage things today. I can totally see that plant stand painted red, so cute!!

Have a great VTT and a wonderful weekend.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

I don't go for blue either, but both of these items today, are cool. The older the better, and these are dandy.

Sandy said...

I agree, red is the perfect color!!!! And I love the tim with the hollyhocks! I hope one day to start finding things like your plant stand! They are priceless!

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

I think the retro plant stand would look awesome in red! I just love those old tins. Thanks for sharing a great post.

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Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

I just love your blog. I am now officially a Follower. I saw all the lovely vintage cherry patterns around your blog and was thinking of you because I just sold the most adorable vintage juice glasses with cherry pattern. I love cherries too. So, be sure to check the boutique every now and then for when I list vintage cherries.

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Robin Ennis Willson said...

I love blue and intersperse reds, LOL. All you have is neat. The plant stand looks like what we had to hold firewood in, with extra racks in the middle. They were pretty creative with that metal ring design, huh.
I'm here late today, but better late than never! :)
Robin

~~Carol~~ said...

I adore that plantstand! I've been eyeballing one for a year now at an antique store, but I just can't justify the $40 price tag! And that tin! Oh my, you've got a knack for finding great old tins!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Maureen said...

That plant stand would be fabulous painted a bright shiny red. Go for it!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, I can see that plant stand painted red. It would be fab! Your little tray and that tin are great finds too. laurie

marian said...

i collect tins and i would ssoo love your tin to add to my collection..i wouldn't mind that gorgeous plant stand too!!

~Alison~ said...

love the tin! And what a unique plant stand! I like the idea of painting it red!