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Old tobacco tin vase

You know, sometimes you find inspiration in the strangest places.
Like something that is covered in scratches and rust
but that has that perfect old charm that just simply talks to you.

Like an old tobacco tin found on a shelf in a thrift store

It's a bit on the shabby side- with a lot of old scratches and dings
that have picked up some rust and grunge over the years

I loved it because its coloring and design were so simple
and even though it was well worn- it was talking to me

Of course the first thing I saw  being it used for when I picked it up 

was the perfect shabby little container for flowers.

Since the inside is fairly rusted- a little jar filled with water for the flowers
was all that was needed. 
These lisianthus and freesia were almost ready to dry 
when I photographed them but so pretty nonetheless.

I am back from High Point Market and catching up on work and projects
but have so much inspiration to share with you in the coming weeks!

Hope your week has been going great!

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  1. You have such a great eye, Courtney! This vignette is lovely and of course I always enjoy all your beautiful flowers!!


  2. I love it, how simple things can add such beauty. I love the design and best of all the patina that makes this a perfect vase for such beautiful flowers

  3. It is amazing how an old paint can can look so beautiful with flowers in it!

  4. This old tin never looked so good, just beautiful!

  5. Such a sweet little vase... Luv the tobacco tin. The dings and rust just gives it such character.
    Happy today.
    HUGS, Gee

  6. Your roses are gorgeous and I love the tin. Hugs, Marty

  7. You certainly have an eye for finding beauty in odd pieces but they work out beautifully. The tin looks fantastic with the flowers. Very creative -- but again it takes that special person to see the potential.

  8. So pretty Courtney...just love its simplicity!
    XO Barbara

  9. So cute, can't believe it is white

  10. Love it that it is white with that great unusual to find a tobacco tin in white....Glad you are home safe and sound!!!

  11. Your skill as a photographer matches your skill as a decorator. Beautiful photos!

  12. Just beautiful! I love the character of the tin. The flowers are fabulous in it.

  13. You chose the perfect use for that wonderful old tin, it looks beautiful!

  14. You chose the perfect use for that wonderful old tin. It looks really beautiful!