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've learned the only way out is through--and tough stuff makes you a whole lot stronger. Currently hooked on self-care, kombucha, succulents and my labradoodle child. When I'm not writing here about mindfulness, wellness and encouraging you to be the bravest badass you know, I can be found designing gemstone jewelry, experimenting with new perfume notes, daydreaming about one day operating a flower farm, and spreading the Finnish spirit of sisu everywhere I go. Visit me at the links below 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??