Monday, October 31, 2011

Pretty in zinc

Galvanized Vintage Double Bucket with Handle

Wish I knew why
I love this stuff.


What is it about that cool gray 
zinc or galvanized metal 
that warms my heart?

This zinc table used to be available at Wisteria. Still love it.

Zinc Console Lamp
Great zinc lamp.    Source

Great planters.    Source

Reproduction Architectural French Mirror.    Source

Is it because 
I grew up on a farm
and this unpretentious,
 no frills, no fuss, gray metal 
reminds me 
of my happy childhood?

It's plain and simple
yet with time
its patina gets better and better.

Round Zinc Table with Urn Pedestal
I really want one of these!   Source

Whatever the case,

I just know
it all.

Do you?

French Zinc Architraving Moulding Mirror

For the source of the first photo 
link here 


The enchanted home said...

Good morning...YES love it, in fact am loosely on the prowl for a pair of zinc planters...and yes something about that gray pulls me in too. Beautiful post.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love the look of zinc too. Once on marthas vineyard antiquing with my mother, we found a huge scallop shell about 3 feet in size. It looked like zinc, but it was made out of lead! She bought it and it is in her garden there as an ornament. I love the look of that dull grey.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love it, too. We recently bought a zinc-covered table for our art studio, and I really do love it!

Kelly said...

I love all of that stuff too. I think it has an old world look to it which makes it so appealing. It goes with just about everything too. I really like those barn lights.

Rebecca said...

Yes, I like it too (though I confess I'm not sure I'd know how to identify zinc and/or distinguish it from galvanized metal...)

Are both magnetic? Any hints about figuring out if I have zinc or not????

That table is AMAZING. I can see why you'd like to have one.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

The double bucket I actually have one in my garden. Those zinc suitcases are amazing!

Olive Cooper said...

I am with Ann and like the suitcases. I will be posting an old bucket today that has the same feel although it is not zinc but I am sure it is from a farm and possibly a well bucket.

Richard Cottrell said...

Zinc sure has made a dramatic entrance into the design world in the past few years.Thanks for all the sources. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

I love it too! Rustic charm at its best.

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love the look of zinc too Alison. Funny how you mentioned how your childhood influenced your love of it. My mom is the opposite way. She doesn't like these old looking things because that was what she saw growing up. Today, she likes the look of everything being new. It's only been since she's seen how everyone else decorated with these older looking elements that she likes them more.

Karen said...

LOVE this stuff!!... and that first picture is beautiful.

Charm Bracelet Diva said...



Becca said...

Love zinc! And, I love all of the inspirational pics you shared, too. Gorgeous!

lvroftiques said...

I love it too Alison! There's just something about the patina of old zinc that gets me every time! *winks* Loved this post! Vanna

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

What beautiful pictures!
Zinc makes a HUGE statement in any decor--I love it and can't seem to get enough of it in my home or using it for design purposes. The same applies to slate...
You have a lovely blog~I'll be sure to come back again.
Have a wonderful week~
Lisa Moran
Bilancia Designs

laxsupermom said...

Love the soft sheen of zinc! I've been drooling over zinc topped tables for a while now and have been toying with the idea of doing zinc counters in our laundry room. Gorgeous pics! Thanks for sharing.

Michele Smith said...

I LOVE it too!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Alison, You had me at the word "zinc"! Yes, I am also a big fan and would love one of the zinc topped tables.

Privet and Holly said...

I do, I do!
I think you
are right; it
brings to mind
simpler, lovely

Happy November!
xx Suzanne


Thank you for coming dear Alyson and for the lovely comments! Wow, the zinc stuff are incredible, I am in love with the table and leather chairs...also love the luggage looking boxes, just fabulous! Thank you for sharing this unusual things! FABBY

A.J.Barnes said...

I'm all about all things zinc! And, I can't believe I don't have any! I especially have always wanted that square pedestal table for my dining porch! Thanks for reminding me.

Cindy said...

Love the look, but don't have any! Really enjoyed all the examples you shared, especially the beautiful flowers in the first nice!!!