I bought a very appealing tin at a Vide Greniers a few months ago. It had a wonderful summery scene on the top, which is probably the Mediterranean, but reminds all our family of Swallows and Amazons! I put the tin into my shop, because I couldn't visualise where I would put it at home, and, as Ben keeps reminding me, 'you can't keep everything'! I probably over-priced it though, as I suspect I was subconsciously wanting to keep it, and after a few months of it not selling, I gave it a quick trial run in our bedroom, where it looked great.
While it was sitting in our bedroom, I went to a springtime Vide Greniers at Bon Répos and found THE SAME TIN!
I snapped it up and put the original one (rather nicer in terms of the patina of age, and closing better) back into the shop, at a slightly reduced price.
I can afford to be generous and actually sell it now,
because I have one in my bedroom, just where I want it!
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