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.
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about three years too late is par for the course for me.But the real Floss buys really old things, not just three-years-out-of-date fruit holders!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