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vintage inspiration: orange crane tin

by Grace Bonney


It’s funny how little details like the perfect color, a worn patina or subtle curves can make you fall in love with an object instantly. For me, it was a perfect storm of all three factors that made me hit “buy” on this vintage orange tin that I found at Etsy. I was cruising the site aimlessly looking for some old tins for flower arrangements, and this guy just felt right: my favorite color, a little bit of age and just the right shape. I scooped it up, and it’s been sitting on my office desk for what feels like ages, just waiting to be used. So rather than continue waiting for the perfect flowers (and to fix the hole in the bottom), I decided to write/gather a little ode to my vintage tin in product form. I hope you’ll enjoy the festival of orange, metallic and crane-inspired detailing. xo, grace

Photographs by Maxwell Tielman


Image above, clockwise from top left: Raw vintage tolix chair $795, Latte bowls $20, Aisai Pendant $898, Platinum bird bowl $188, Strapped Travel Blanket $395, Pop rocks glass $14, Dior polish is coral $23, Desert Sun studs $58, Tawi Curtain $208, Glitter loafers $85, Antique persimmon vases $1760, Apollo Vase $49.95, Paper Crane necklace (similar option)


Image above, clockwise from top left: Handmade paper $7.50, Mercury glass knob $8, Snake Tablets $75, Le Versha Chair $248, Burnt Orange Feather Headdress $725, Tart server $18, Stork Scissors $3.90, Moroccan Pouf $275, Lanvin Clutch $2350 (swoooon), Orange wool throw $150


To Wear: Five Pocket Jean $60, Ann Mashburn Shirt $175, Silver Clogs $145, PS1 Suede Bag $1695, Sunglasses by The Row $445

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