Sunday, February 19, 2012

Glorious vintage tins!

Son 1's leg is on the mend, and he's getting bored of being stuck in the house. When an attempted trip to the local safari park (drive-round, therefore suited to a hobbling teenager) fell through (snow damage still being repared) we headed off to the nearby Troc Shop. Oh, what a haul we found!Oh, I was so happy, and so surprised! Due to budgetary restraints, I've been avoiding the troc shops, but this was theraputic...Son 1 talked me into buying that rather impressive serpent which is now holding our oranges. We've always admired them, and buying trendy things about three years too late is par for the course for me.But the real Floss buys really old things, not just three-years-out-of-date fruit holders! I spotted this tin straight away, which has a quite remarkable image combining a 1920s/30s style couple in horse trap along with an ancient Greek horse. Really - see for yourself: http://www.etsy.com/listing/87402521/ancient-greece-bronze-horse-in-gallop
The base of the tin is pretty well-made too."Do you really need this?" asked Son 1, in some desparation...But I have to have a Scotsman in London! And the soldiers in their bearskins...I have to say, they do complete my vintage tin display rather wonderfully (for now, at least). See the bright red Chinoiserie one? That came too...It's fun with the Egyptian style one below it, which came from the same Troc Shop several years ago.
The ancient horse has found good company with another round tin too, I think.
And they all snuggle under the 'combles' near my collection of vintage fabric boxes. I am really rather pleased with all this!

12 comments:

Jane and Chris said...

Woohoo! I LOVE the orange serpant.
I know how your son feels...I'm getting bed sores from inactivity!
My Thrill is finally ready...and I'm looking forward to P I L.
Jane x

Carolyn Phillips said...

Wow, I love your tins and they have just reminded me of something else I can get out for my thrill (which is done, just needing a photo!)

Kit said...

Looks great! What a wonderful shopping trip. I have to get out and do some 2nd handing soon. Kit

Isobel said...

You have an adorable tin collection, Floss. They are really amazing!
xx

June said...

I too have a thing for tins! They can be so decorative! The horse one is wonderful!
June

fee @ chipper nelly said...

I love a vintage tin too. And you can justify buying as many as you like because they are storage...
fee x

April Cottage Ramblings said...

I too love tins, However I tend to beg from the family once they have finished their biscuits/chocolates/tea. I must admit though I need to get them sorted and start adding labels to the outside. I recently decided to give the top shelf of my study a dust and check out what was in the tins. There were some great tresures I had forgotten I had!

Carol said...

Love all your vintage tins, the Greek horse and the guardsmen are great finds.
Carol xx

polkadotpeticoat said...

I love your tins they are each so unique and beautiful...I love them all together!

Purrfect Haven said...

you deserve to be pleased.. they are stunning! I love how you have arranged them.. would that shot make a lovely card or print! Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

Gill said...

Fabulous tins!

Olga said...

Congratulations on your findings, Floss. They are lovely as usual and the horse tin... beautiful, how old can it be?

Greets from London, they promise +17 till the end of this week. Should I believe it?