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5 Decorative Milk Cans for the Farmhouse Look

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While looking over our “How to: Harvest Peony Buds to Bloom Later” post, I asked Vicki where she got her decorative milk can that the peonies were arranged in. She informed me that it was a “found” item she had previously picked up at an auction and I got disappointed…Since I liked it so much and was wondering where she got it, I figured others who may be reading our post would like to know as well. Especially since Vicki and I are the same way, if we see a pretty decor picture on Pinterest or another blog, we like to know where WE can get the same thing!

Now, I am not a very patient person at all…(anyone that knows me can agree-especially my husband!) When I know I want something I hate waiting for it, which got me thinking there might be other people out there that are the same way. So instead of waiting for the perfect “found” milk can, I wanted to put together a list of the beautiful decorative milk cans I found online while looking for something similar to Vicki’s. Therefore if you are like me (…impatient…) you can still get the perfect milk can without waiting!

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This rustic galvanized milk can looks the most traditional, while having a lot of fun character with the “rusty” spots! It would be perfect with any farmhouse style home.



This milk can is the perfect decorative height. Not too big and not too little at 11.5 inches tall and it also comes in two colors! This black looks timeless, but the bronze is absolutely gorgeous.

farmhouse style

This decorative can drew me in with the texture on the bottom. I thought that was very unique to add to what looks like a traditional galvanized milk can. The colored handles and band help step the can up a notch.

farmhouse style

This cream milk can from Kirklands is so cute! I love the three colors, especially the turquoise! This one is a bit bigger than the other ones at 13.5 inches tall, but is still the perfect size for inside the house.

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And I saved the best for last…I just absolutely love this milk can with its beautiful chipped paint patina. This is swoon-worthy for sure! It is the largest can on the list (but still only 15 inches high) and therefore the most expensive. But at $57.99 I still say its well worth it!

Any of these would add the perfect farmhouse style to your home. And we love adding fresh flowers to our milk can whenever we have some, just like we did with our fresh peonies.




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  • Reply
    July 7, 2016 at 11:02 am

    I’ll take one of each!

  • Reply
    Maria Brittis
    July 7, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    I love milk cans, I have two dairy cans I found in Charleston, Barn, and I use them for a plant stand http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/curb-appeal-challenge-week-6/ its in this post


  • Reply
    July 15, 2016 at 4:20 am

    Milk cans are so cute for decorating!

  • Reply
    July 21, 2016 at 6:03 am

    Milk cans are so great for decor, no matter what the condition, but I may be biased! Thanks so much for joining the DI & DI Link Party. I really enjoyed reading your post!

  • Reply
    Karen Del Tatto
    July 25, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    This post brought back a very pleasant memory for me. When I was a child, my dad had come upon an old milk can and brought it home and painted it a real pretty country red, and painted it in such away that it had black strokes through it. My description is not doing it justice, but I loved it! It just looked so homey and country in our living room.

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane. 🙂

    • Reply
      Kristen & Vicki
      July 27, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      Thanks for sharing your story Karen 🙂 We appreciate you stopping by and was glad to hear our post brought back some warm memories for you!

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