Tinton Pots and Plants combines gorgeous succulent arrangements with unique vintage tins, pots & glass! Rebekah’s collection of curious containers even contains some with local significance like vintage local railroad coffee mugs! Best of all; her arrangements are super easy to care for; making great gifts for all the vintage & plant lovers in your life. Check out Tinton Pots & Plants at the Holiday Market!
Tell us a little bit about Tinton Pots & Plants and how you got your start.
Tinton’s origin story is pretty lame. I combined two things that I love: old stuff and house plants. From years of collecting, I found myself with an inordinate amount of vintage tin, antique pottery and glass, and other curious containers.
My parents were hippies, and I literally grew up alongside of the houseplants. I brought that hobby to my own home. Gardens and arrangements seemed like a logical endgame.
I never thought anyone would like them.
What types of materials do you use to make your products? Have you always been a collector of vintage tins and containers?
Vintage tin is my favorite as far as potting materials go. I’ve really been digging English bone china and milk glass lately though. I love gnomes, too! The celluloid gnomes and vintage tin are so perfect together. They’re actually Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs cake toppers from the early 1950s movie revival.
I make my own succulent soil. It’s an easy mixture of cactus soil, potting soil, perlite, and pebbles and wood.
Like I said, I love old-timey stuff, so I collect on a few different levels. Containers, boxes, and crates always catch my eye. It started with trinket boxes when I was a kid.
Are the succulents easy to care for?
Honestly, most succulents are beyond easy; they live via neglect. I use heaps of jade, hawthoria, and cacti. Those are easy greens. That being said, my favorite varieties are the hardest to grow – pearls, lithops, jelly beans, comptons. All Tinton gardens and arrangements come with specific, hand written care cards.
What are you making for the ScrantonMade Holiday Market?
I’ve been making bits of everything that I do – potted arrangements and gardens, seasonal cutting arrangements, and starter succulents in water propagation. I’m super excited about the variety of planters! I really want there to be something for everyone because everyone needs a neat plant in their house or office. They’re smile makers.
Where else can our readers find your products ?
I’m at the South Side Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 10-2. It’s all year round. A succulent for all seasons! Also, I make custom arrangements, which can be ordered at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there anything else you’d like our readers to know?
Tinton makes me smile every day – so do the people who support and help me, especially my mom. She’s the kind of helper that Mr. Rodgers was talking about. Also, I’m an English teacher and I ended that last sentence with a preposition.
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This event is brought to you by Lackawanna County and ScrantonMade. And, in partnership with Lackawanna County Visitor’s Bureau, King Outdoor, and Wayne Bank! We are proud to work with such great partners who believe in the power of the arts to bring community together!