Tins in Tunsgate

I’m sure you’re all beginning to realise that when the sun shines I head straight for the High Street and today was no exception. As I wandered through Tunsgate I was struck by the clever use of these vintage enamel containers filled with a combination of yellow and white Narcissus and blue Muscari.


These  old-fashioned flour storage containers and bread bin seemed particularly appropriate as they were in the window of Glutton & Glee, a tiny specialist café and food shop, but they could just as  easily be used in the home.

If you are unable to find vintage enamel storage containers to use as planters an alternative might be to use catering size tins. Those used to store Italian tomatoes or olive oil are often colourful or ornately decorated and could look equally attractive as vintage enamel when planted with flowers  or herbs and placed on a kitchen worktop or on a patio. Use a combination of blue, green, red, yellow and white to create a sunny Mediterranean theme.

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