Thursday, January 6, 2011

Vintage Tins - but what's inside???

So, I had a bit of a failing for vintage tins before... ... and then I was looking for new storage containers for the Ugly Black Shelves and found a load more tins in the Troc Shop...
... and then I lost the list of what was where, in which tin, and the Ugly Black Shelves got a bit Uglier for a while, until I remembered, that inside one of the tins was:
Second Hand Magnetic Tape!!! One of those buys I KNEW was going to come in handy one day - and reduced from three pounds (silly price for a charity shop) to two! Unfortunately it was a bit old and less sticky than before, but perfectly magnetic, so out of the same tin came:
Double Sided Sticky-tape!
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So very quickly, everything was back in the right tin and this time we can find it!
Gosh, I feel like a mixture of Angela and the Thrifty Mrs here, getting all organised in a low-cost way... And now I feel like Sarah, because I said 'gosh'! There'll be a 'golly' before you know where you are...
But what's inside? Well, glue, who cares? But I'm crazy about the rusty old Christmas tin, which is peopled with French santons, like the figures on a traditional French nativity scene.
Wouldn't you like a peep inside this one? You can see it all in my blog shop, here. But here are one or two of the items I've been very tempted to remove from stock and start using myself!
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How French...
Lace, of course... (rather battered)...
A Coronation table cloth - very British!
THE peg bag.
And, bien évidemment, MOP buttons...
Do pop over for a browse if you have some Christmas money to spend - I'm buying something from Silverpebble's shop with mine!
Golly!...

8 comments:

Heidi said...

I love your vintage tins and they look so pretty all together what a great idea I have never heard of this tape before!

Sarah said...

Well... gosh! That's all I have to say. Do I really say that alot?? Who knew?

VintageVicki said...

Great finds :)

Princess and the Pea said...

I absolutely adore your old postcards (just looked at the others in your shop as well! Would it be really cheeky of me to ask for some good close up pictures of them for my old postcards section on my travel blog? Especially the ones with that gorgeous hand writing on the back! I'll link back to your shop.

Kat x

Angela said...

Deeply honoured to be regarded as a low-cost organiser! Golly gosh wow!!!

Betty said...

I am not a vintage tin person myself so find it fascinating that you enjoy your tins so much! I think if I found one crammed full of old jewellery I might be converted. I do love your peg bag and seeing it has reminded me to look out for a pretty baby dress to make myself one. Thanks. Betty

*✿* millie meadowsweet *✿* said...

hello my lovely

i do like vintage tins, they have a very special air about them.

i am not sure you will recognise me as millie meadowsweet, but you may just possibly remember me from my previous incarnation as skipping in the meadow. yes, i'm back! this time for for keeps (i hope) and its so lovely to see you this new year.

wishing you a very happy, sparkly, healthy 2011
lots of love and hugs xxx

millie (sumea)

Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

When I was a child we had one of those coronation table cloths on the small table that had our first black and white telly on. I wonder whatever happened to it.......Muuuummmmm? SueXXX