Are you looking for some fun and creative ways to show off those seasonal blooms? Here are 11 of my favorite vintage container ideas to display your fabulous flowers and plants.
I don’t know about you but I love showing off my seasonal flowers and plants in vintage containers.
I will let you in on a little secret. I’m a vintage hoarder. There…I said it.
I just love the way my thrifted finds add an extra level of interest to my decor. And when you have a 102-year-old cottage, they’re just meant to be.
The best part about a vintage thrifted container for flowers and plants is that they usually are inexpensive and easy to find.
Where You Can Find Thrifted Vintage Finds
- Antique malls
- Flea markets
- Garage sales
- Thrift stores
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Vintage Containers for Your Seasonal Flowers and Plants
Whether it’s a galvanized or chippy metal bucket, chicken feeder, or wooden crate, flowers always look better when they’re displayed in something vintage.
Vintage Galvanized Buckets
These are so easy to find! And there are so many different kinds of galvanized buckets and pails to choose from.
I use galvanized buckets all the time for my faux flowers and plants but it really is easy to display fresh flowers in them as well.
All you have to do is add glass jars filled with water to the bucket so the flowers will stay hydrated. There are 3 water-filled mason jars inside this bucket.
SHOP GALVANIZED BUCKETS
Vintage Enamelware Stock Pots
Enamelware pots are a perfect choice for flowers. For this arrangement of tulips, I used the jars of water inside so they would stay hydrated.
SHOP VINTAGE ENAMELWARE STOCK POTS
My vintage crocks are used a lot during the fall and winter seasons. I fill them with cotton stems, evergreen branches, dried hydrangeas, and even Christmas trees.
SHOP VINTAGE CROCKS
Vintage Copper Containers
You can use copper all year but I tend to display my collection more in the autumn and winter months. It adds so much warmth to any room.
SHOP VINTAGE CONTAINERS
Vintage Chicken Feeders
Chicken feeders tend to be on the shallow side, but can still be used for succulents, flower heads, and glass jars filled with flowers.
SHOP VINTAGE CHICKEN FEEDERS
Silver Cups and Urns
African violets and other plants make an amazing statement inside a silver cup. You can even use silver urns for larger plants and flower arrangements.
SHOP FOR SILVER CUPS AND URNS
I probably own one of every kind of vintage pitcher out there. They really show off my beautiful blooms in style. Here are some of the types of vintage pitchers you should start looking for.
- Milk glass
- Hammered aluminum
SHOP VINTAGE PITCHERS
Vintage Wooden Crates
Wooden crates work great for summer flowering plants such as geraniums. I fill in the gaps with moss or some type of fabric.
SHOP VINTAGE WOODEN CRATES
Vintage Glass Bottles and Jars
Whether it’s a milk bottle, mason jar, or medicine bottle, glass jars and bottles in a grouping make such a lovely statement. You can even go one step further by going with green, blue, or amber bottles to make more of a statement.
SHOP VINTAGE GLASS BOTTLES
Vintage Metal and Wooden Toolboxes
Toolboxes are such a fun way to show off your flowers and plants. This rusty yellow toolbox is filled with faux succulents but you can also fill it with dirt and your favorite live plants.
SHOP VINTAGE TOOLBOXES
Vintage Hand Pump Fire Extinguisher
This is probably one of my favorite vintage pieces I use for a faux flower container. It’s a patina vintage hand pump fire extinguisher we found at an Antique Mall in Olympia, Wa.
My husband cut off the entire top so we could use it as a container. I fell in love with this color which it seems is really hard to come by.
SHOP VINTAGE FIRE SAFETY PLARE PUMPS
I hope you’ve gotten an idea or two after seeing my vintage favorites to use for flower and plant containers. I’d love to hear which vintage container you liked best. Just leave me a comment below.
More Thrifted Vintage Inspiration
I have a couple of friends that love vintage as much as I do. Make sure you check out their blog posts below for more vintage and thrifting inspiration.
Stacy of Bricks ‘n Blooms | 9 Garden Treasures You Should Buy at the Thrift Store
Jennifer of Cottage on Bunker Hill | Decorating With Thrift Store Finds In The Kitchen
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All fantastic ideas I love your style
Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says
Finding the right containers for arrangements is always a struggle for me. This is the inspiration I have been looking for! Thanks KIm!
Thank you so much, Michelle. I’m so glad.
Jayne @ Chalking Up Success says
Oh my goodness, Kim, you have so many beautiful vintage containers! I love them all of course but I particularly love all things galvanised. This post has inspired me so much, now I want to go out thrifting!
I’m so glad you liked this post, Jayne. And I love the galvanized containers the best too,
MaryJo Materazo says
Omgosh I love all of it. I use many of the same containers you do but your collection is way more extensive than mine, but then again your garden produces amazing flowers for all of it. Thank you for sharing all this beautiful eye candy. Pinning! XO- MaryJo
Thank you MaryJo! You are so sweet. Thank you for visiting.
Melba | Cocoon Raw says
The roses in the galvanized bucket are incredible!!! I need those in my garden!
They are pretty incredible aren’t they? I definitely need to get more next year.
I love the galvanized bucket with lilacs – so pretty! I really love the crocks too.
Thanks, Stacy! The lilacs do look pretty. Can’t wait until they bloom again.