Party Basics, Style Recipes and
Favorite Sources for Special Occasions

Egg Salad

Tin Can Vases

Monogram Coasters

B&W Oilcloth Table

Raspberry Ice Cubes

Blue Water Centerpiece

Easy Flower Centerpiece

Sun Tea

Acrylic Napkin Ring

Tin Lanterns

Colorful Disposables

Photo © Alison Rosa

Tin Can Vases

Look no further than your pantry for affordable, versatile vases. Large cans of tomato sauce make excellent water-tight containers. I prefer cans with a ribbed body to mimic pottery details. Use long grass or ribbons to decorate. Fill with your favorite meadow flower.


Tin can
Can opener:

Tip: Use flat-nosed pliers to smooth any sharp edges around the lid. Spray with silver paint to brighten dull finishes.