Vintage Tin Planter

April 17th, 2018 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Great old graphics and colors.
Heres a few of my estate sale finds.
It originally held 10 pounds of Popcorn Style, Breakstones Cottage Cheese. I haven’t eaten that much cottage cheese in my entire life! 
I hate to conceal the mossy patina but I didn’t want the potting soil to come in contact with the inside of such a cool tin.  
Great old graphics and colors.

Great old graphics and colors.

Photo: Jim Healy (copyright 2013)

There's nothing like stumbling upon an unadvertised estate sale with a basement FULL of junk. This old Breakstone's Cottage Cheese tin was just a portion of my weekend haul. I'll be repurposing the rest of the odds and ends I found over the next few y'all come back now!

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2013)
posted in: blog, member junk, vintage, vase, flowers, tin, jim healy, junk architect

Comments (11)

sandrartist61 writes: Nice! I love it. Posted: 4:18 pm on June 2nd
PinkysMom writes: I never find such cool vintage pieces as you do! The tins are fabulous and the perfect combination with a lovely planting!!!
~suZi Posted: 11:41 am on June 1st
JunkArchitect writes: Thanks for all the great feedback!
Posted: 7:20 pm on November 1st
LloydsLandingofSears writes: Mighty fine! ~Mary~ Posted: 7:33 pm on August 11th
chippingcharm writes: Very cool tin! Meant for you :) Posted: 4:56 am on June 13th
just_old_stuff writes: I love the idea. I'll be looking for old tins NOW!
Posted: 4:08 am on June 12th
G writes: The two very best things about a 10 pound tin of cottage cheese..? Finally finishing it (in your lifetime) and using it for this really keen planter.!.!!

"Eat More Cottage Cheese"

Posted: 12:36 am on June 12th
CreepinJen writes: Cottage cheese used to be sold in tins? Wow... the things you can learn from this site!

Posted: 4:55 pm on June 11th
gadgetsponge writes: Great way to showcase those awesome tins. Too bad they "don't make them like they used to".

Posted: 5:59 am on June 11th
suewhitney writes: You know I love me my flowers and cool bean planters. Good gat, Jimbo!

Be Well,

Posted: 5:33 am on June 11th
georgiamoon writes: Jim,
Do we not LOVE an un-advertised estate sale that we just happen to stumble upon! I call that DE-vine intervention!!! I don't think I am crazy about "popcorn" style cottage cheese but I am crazy about the tin it came in. What a great container for your spring plants. We will all be anxiously waiting for the projects that come from your weekend haul! I am totally jealous!


Posted: 9:36 am on June 10th
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