I have made the decision, and I'd thought I'd share with y'all, to only buy OLD things to use for decorating. Now don't get me wrong, I may bend the rule every so often (like friend's artwork), HOWEVER most things I have in my home have been given another life - hence going green. Now if only I can convince my patient husband that I am "recycling" and keeping our landfills empty - well, that is seriously s t r e t c h i n g it a bit now huh? Anywhoooos...I have been collecting vintage tins for many years. They are within my budget, cute, practical and great for hiding things in. I like to layer things and they make great bases for holding doo dads - like my old door stop here below.
This is a corner in my laundry room that is home for a few of my tins. Most of these pieces are from the '30's and '40's era. (They don't make things like they use to!) See the large tin? Well I bought that for 2 reasons: 1-cute! and 2-to use for storing my powdered laundry soap. Now I don't have to fuss with an ugly box! Oh, and might I add....why are we using liquid laundry detergents that come in a container that is NOT "GREEN?" It would take eons for the plastic bottle to even dissolve! So my friends, I have resorted back to powdered soaps - and I have a fantastic tin to store it in!
Ok...I am getting off of my "soap box" for now.....toodles!