There's such a great look to vintage metal. But who can really explain its wide appeal? I love the gray and the grid of this old flower frog, for instance.
White painted metal is one of my favorites like this old lighting fixture. Maybe it will illuminate a room again someday. Maybe not. Its beauty earns its keep while I wait for inspiration to strike.
I like using antique tin ceiling tiles as a backdrop for vignettes. They provide so much movement, texture, interest, and beauty, while remaining quietly effective.
These cast iron gate sections from France will probably end up in my garden, but I wouldn't hesitate to use them front and center inside the house too.
I did finally commit this tile to a board covering my fireplace opening, but it played a major role in this set up.
A tin tile remnant is a perfect back splash for my range exactly as I found it.
Cast iron urns and metal lawn furniture in white are the height of romance to me.
This little white wire fence adds so much to this composition, but with all the other surfaces you hardly notice it at first.
When I especially like a certain arrangement I end up with a million pictures! Ha! Here I was loving my vintage galvanized water cans.
One of my favorites contains my lilacs while it shows off its sprinkle rose full of character. Say cheese!
I found this aged metal urn at auction. It held my Christmas tree this past year. You can see it here.
My metal artifacts travel both inside and outside regularly. Metal ornaments enhance a small patio or garden area so well, and you don't have to worry about wind and rain, or sun exposure. Those things may even make it better!
There are so many beautiful designs in metal tiles. And I hardly ever use these wire planters for actual plants. I find too many uses for them inside.
Another cast iron urn (not so old) and a vintage tin flower basket on my hearth. Metal is one of my most desired decorating components, especially in white. It adds a depth and character I just wouldn't want to live without!
Ciao! for now!