Monday, 1 June 2009

On the inside the sun still shines...

If you have noticed my blog has been very housey lately, it's because it's too bloomin' cold to get out and about, so I'm in hibernation. It's very frosty in the garden and not much is growing, so I've started a little indoor herb garden on my kitchen windowsill using these tea tins I found at the Trentham op shop a while ago. I love the colours and designs on these tins so it's a nice way to have them on display, yet in a practical way. I am growing coriander, basil, curly parsley, some chamomile and a few succulent plants too.

17 comments:

Little Sparrow - Natural Toys & Handwork Supplies said...

gorgeous!

danielle said...

oh i love that! what a great idea : )

there is nothing better than fresh herbs!

Beach Vintage said...

I am always jealous of the colder states, its soooo hard to grow corriander in QLD!

Emma said...

What a wonderful idea! Did you put drainage holes in the bottom?

Lark said...

Hi Emma, yes I had to drill some small holes. x

2paw said...

I love your Twinings Tea containers, I have never tasted Queen Mary Tea. Thank you for the wonderful soap I received in the Snail Blazer Swap. It smells delicious and I am extra lucky to have the lovely green wrapping paper!!

emma said...

these are really cute! So much more interesting than plain old pots.

teddybearswednesday said...

What a WONDERFUL idea! I love it. You are so clever.

Jennifer Rose said...

what a great idea :D and they look so lovely all lined up like that. I'm going to have to keep my eyes open when I go shopping and see if I can find some tins to use here :)

Ballarat Vintage Style said...

What a beautiful way to brighten up a window sill!

Kuka said...

oooh! nice idea!!
My mum and dad have the red one - english breakfast. Or maybe blue?

Corrin said...

saw this on apt therapy, so pretty.

may be silly question, but how do you keep the water from spilling onto the windowsill if there are drainage holes?

Lark said...

Thanks Corrin, most of the water is absorbed into the soil so the windowsill stays pretty dry, but you could put them on a tray if you prefer.

Allison x

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Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I really love your tea planters!! I have been wanting to grow some herbs in the kitchen - this is just the thing!! Thanks!!
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Citizen K said...

found you via craft gossip. I love your tea tin planters! What a wonderful re purposing!

meemsnyc said...

Does the metal get rusted inside?