Vintage Tea Tin Succulents


I am obsessed with succulents. Their colors, shapes, textures and resilience are incredible. They are the ideal investment for those who have a history of killing plants as they require minimum maintenance. I learned from a florist that a succulent will stay alive up for up to 6 months out of a pot with no root system as long as it receives mists of water (infrequently) on its leaves. And how cute are vintage tea tins??


succulents-tea-tins-2succulents-tea-tins-10bsucculents-tea-tins-6I found these sweet vintage tea tins, and thought they’d make a great home for my newly purchased succulents. {UPDATE!!} You can purchase them here in my SISOO supplies shop! They do not have a drainage hole on the bottom, I plan to mist them with a little water from a spray bottle every few weeks as per my florist’s instructions. If you wanted to try this with herbs (that would require more watering), you could poke a hole in the bottom of the tea tins to let them drain.

Happy planting!



I am a lifelong New Yorker who recently swapped the subway for the California sunshine. I’m 6’3″ tall, and am always working my way through a list of creative projects that’s longer than myself. I have a natural curiosity for figuring out how things are made. Currently hooked on Fabletics, dried mango, succulents and my labradoodle. When I’m not blogging here, you can find me designing jewelry, concocting new fragrances for my bath & body shop, daydreaming about one day living on a flower farm, and sourcing and shipping your jewelry supplies. Visit me at the links below if you want to connect!!

November 27, 2014



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    February 3, 2015

    You did these?!! I saw them on craft gawker, they’re so, so cute.

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      February 3, 2015

      Thanks Adrienne! Glad you like them! I am obsessed with succulents…

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    Melanie (The Party Suite at Bellenza)

    May 19, 2015

    These would be great for a baby or bridal shower!

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    January 30, 2016

    I’m mentioning this post on my blog, hope that’s ok? I just really love this idea, it’s so well executed!

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    March 13, 2016

    How big are the tins that you used? Thanks!

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    Amanda D

    March 19, 2016

    Where could I find tea tins??