Chris and I bought an old tea tin at a thrift store a few years ago. It was a vintage "Darjeeling Tea" and I died over the packaging (like the teal one shown above) and also that I loved the movie (and any movie by Wes Anderson) The Darjeeling Limited.
But, since then, it's been sitting around as just an object. I am an interior designer also, and one of my pet peeves are things that don't serve a purpose. Even though we do have a few items around our house like that, I just like the majority of things to be sentimental or purposeful. Anyways, lately I have been seeing vintage tea tins as containers for flowers, and i'm LOVING it.