June 07, 2010
12:17 PM

Tea Tins as Centerpiece Containers


We love this cute idea for an outdoor, summery wedding. The bride collected antique tea tins to use as the centerpiece containers at their reception. Not only do they have that great vintage feel, but because none of them match, each centerpiece looks unique.

Try shopping at thrift stores and flea markets to get a similar look for your own wedding. But give yourself plenty of time; this bride's collection was built up over years. You could even search for themed tins, for instance, using only English tea tins or holiday-themed tins if you're having a winter wedding.

What do you think, would you use old tea tins to hold the centerpieces at your wedding?

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These are so much fun, and the colors are so vibrant. If someone persists on matchy, then these could be used for something other than centerpieces. Maybe accents around the room, on window sills, or even to give to guests for a candybar at your backyard wedding. I can really see them placed on an old weathered picnic table.

posted by: Lauren B.
on July 20, 2010 at 12:27 PM

LOVE this idea!! I do agree that most brides like matchy matchy stuff, but for those offbeat few, I think this is a perfect idea for a sort of shabby chic or rustic motif. Very cool!

posted by: Delilah
on July 13, 2010 at 09:16 AM

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posted by: John Morris
on July 08, 2010 at 04:07 AM

Loving this idea! The end two photos are my favorite examples....shopping auctions and antiques we go?!

posted by: Lizzie [TenThouBride]
on June 15, 2010 at 02:50 PM

I think it's a great idea but most people want everything to match, including the centerpieces.

posted by: Chris Richley
on June 08, 2010 at 10:04 PM

Oh, what an awesome idea. My tea-loving mom will be all about this!

posted by: Kim @BrideGoggles
on June 07, 2010 at 01:31 PM

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