metals V ~ cast iron

So continuing on my metals series I wanted to showcase cast iron today.

Cast iron

Now I’m not talking about the pots & pans version, but more the architectural, decorative pieces.

Cast iron1

the majority of my cast iron pieces are urns|planters as you can see.

Cast iron2

The three medium sized rusty urns usually reside in my dining room and sometimes the mantel.
Indoor plants 2
The other items rotate around the house depending on inspiration, season and fancy.

Cast iron3

I don’t use cast iron for cooking, but I love it in my  home decor.

Cast iron4

And I don’t know much about cast iron except that I’m attracted to it.
Cast iron5
What I do know about cast iron is that it’s incredibly heavy and it also tends to be pricey.

Cast iron6

We have two large black urns on the front porch as well and because of their size and weight I couldn’t schlep them inside.

Thanksgiving welcome3

I really want a pair of white low profile urns {preferably with handles} to flank my fireplace in the living room but all the ones I’ve found that I like are out of my price range; so the hunt continues.

Thanksgiving welcome4

You might be interested in seeing the previous metal series:
Galvanizedmetals IV – galvanized
Enamelware 1metals III – enamelware
Sterling silver 1metals II – sterling silver
Silverplate1metals I – silverplate
Copper1copper trend
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12 Comments

  1. I have some metals and right now a lot of them are over in storage in California. I have to say, you REALLY LIKE metals!!! I’m excited to go read all your articles. 🙂 Something fun for this gal who loves silverplate and metal candleholders. 😀
    Happy Labor Day weekend to you,
    Barb 🙂

  2. I’m an urn person myself as well, so I love all your containers. I have similar urns on our front porch. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  3. I was going to ask if the cast iron was very heavy and you answered that for me. These are great collections and I love them all. I have a few copper pieces but would love to collect more. Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story, and have a great weekend.

  4. Loving your collection! I want to start collecting cast iron but you’re right. It’s so pricey and it seems like people here in my area think its gold and they charge by the pound. LOL For example that urn on your front porch would run about 400 at a garden center. So I am hoping to get lucky at tag sales or auctions. I love the small trio you have for table top use, they are gorgeous too.

  5. Hi Mary Jo,
    Beautiful cast iron collection. Love your urns at the front door, and the way you have mixed all of the different textures on the dining table and mantle.

  6. Yes christine that’s about the going rate. I was lucky I acquired my large urns years ago when I worked in the garden industry so these were samples. Was able to purchase at a discount. Believe it or not some smaller items I’ve been able to find at thrift stores. Good luck. They’re great pieces & will last forever. xo- mj

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