Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Savoir Faire in the Can

I just couldn’t resist this selection of watering cans below. I need to get a new one as my vintage galvanised tin one is on its last legs. However I do think I need something a bit more practical that some of the ones below.

I am a bit partial to this green vintage for everyday use. Looks practical too as the spout is long, just right for getting underneath bushy plants.

The crème de la crème of the bunch are these two. The first being sterling silver by Christopher Dresser for Liberty and Co back in 1910, and the second being a stainless steel number from Anders Ljunburg. At first glance it is not evident that it is a watering can which is why I like it so much.

The wonderful Victorian silver and brass would be just perfect for you to water your parlour palms in the breakfast room.

Finally this modern design from Pascal Charmolu is just a masterpiece of design with the handle and spout being one!


  1. I have a giant green plastic watering can from Home Depot. If I fill it all the way, my feeble arms can barely lift it!

  2. The green vintage one is actually my favourite; the spout is an interesting design feature.

  3. Glad to find this site..
    Those are beautiful art-work.
    Thanks for sharing those pics.
    Wishing you have a wonderful week ahead.


  4. The fifth pic! My favourite!!! Fantastic! You know where to buy it? I really need a new one!

  5. I love vintage watering cans (arrosoirs) and collect them. I like old galvantized steel ones in the garden, but for inside the house and putting into enamel sinks, I always reach for the plain, plastic ones. Valuable things for utilitarian use become annoying to use because one has to be careful not to damage them. I have some small ones in copper and in sterling that I use for vases. Nothing is as charming as implements from the garden used as decorative objects. I like classic things, so especially admire the engraved silver one you have depicted. What a perfectly themed article for summer.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog.

  6. Jill, doesn't your gardner carry it for you?

    Will, yes I do like the green one as well, not only great design but very practical.

    Nensa, Welcome and thankyou for visiting my blog!

    Joe, I will try and fin out for you.

    MR SWF- I do love your comments!


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