Vintage Waste Bins… That’s Right, Garbage Cans!

I thought with the new year underway, and resolutions for decluttering being the current pitch, it would be fun to bring some vintage into the mix.

As in vintage waste bins! They can be a fabulous decor accent, just wait and see!

Like this Hollywood Regency goddess of gold, c. 1950s-60s.

Source

Can you see this being a good fit with the warm metals on the scene?

How about this fun little retro gem… black poodles, pink bows… a Ransburg classic, c. 1950s .

Source

Paris anyone? Just makes you want to smile!

Or maybe something with a little extra kitsch…

Source

Don’t you just want to take him home?

And you know I can never resist some Mid-Century Modern in the crowd.

But I had to laugh when I spotted this Spaghetti bin!

Source

A great match for the Spaghetti swags I wrote about here!

Do you ever watch Mad Men? Now that’s Mid-Century Modern done well!

I can so see thisĀ sleekĀ 1960s Swedish teak bin on the set…

Source

…or in my home! ;-)

I bet many of you remember this one.

Source

What a classic. This oval bin c. 1950s-60s by Pearl Wick was a popular style of the time.

And would you guess this polished brass bin is from the late 19th to early 20th century?

Source

It’s multipurpose and can double as an umbrella stand. I think it would fit right in with our current scene.

And to finish on a Mid-Century note, how about this atomic style bin.

Source

If you look closely you’ll see this bin has 2 parts. The cylinder is made of perforated metal and sits into the tubular metal frame. Notice the scalloping and ball feet? These are the details that make this bin atomic in style.

Trash bin to treasure!

Do you have decluttering on this year’s ‘to do’ list? Remember to put the pretty in the purge, and have a great little waste bin by your side!

Thanks for stopping by!

Signature 100x47 b&w

Photograph sources indicated below each image. Please contact me if I have made an error or omission!