after the jump... posted originally from: AT:San Francisco
Tins hide messy stems and murky water; that doesn’t mean you don’t have to change the water and give your stems a fresh trim! Still, the camouflage is useful when you’re arranging a couple of days ahead for a party, or when you’re using stems that emit sap, like milkweeds.
Oyster tins are plentiful on ebay. Because they’re collectibles, they’re not as cheap as you might imagine, and some of them are downright pricey. But last we checked, there were quite a few with starting bids under $10, like those pictured above.