Thursday, 16 September 2010

Tin Collection And Swap Goodies

I thought I would share another one of my collections or at least part of it. I have always loved old tins ever since I was a little girl and inherited quite a few from different relatives. In recent years I have looked out for tins from the 1930s onwards although I still have quite a number of much older tins. The one above is one of my favourites and purchased relatively recently.

The carnation tin is very pretty and the seagull tin sits with my collection of seaside themed items.

I really love this tin with the little girl on the shoreline.

I have come across this white heather tin a few times and also have a much larger version of the same tin.

The old Blue Bird tin was a boot sale find and it holds all sorts of bits and pieces.

This is another of my favourites and looks like a picture from a story book.

The little ballerina is really sweet and sits on my hall windowsill with a vase of flowers.

This cute little tin was an ebay buy a few years ago.

I think this one is very unusual, she seems to have quite a thoughtful expression.

As you know I have a weakness for doggy items especially terriers.

This one is a little battered but still charming.

This Vernon Ward picture was another great find by Mr C this week. He found it at our local tip recycling shop for £2.50. It will now join our other two Vernon Ward pictures on the landing or in the bathroom.

And finally this wonderful array of goodies arrived this week from Annie The Felt Fairy. She was my swap partner in Tilly Rose's vintage, shabby chic swap. I was so excited to open it that I forgot my camera until I had unwrapped everything. There are some lovely flowery garden gloves, some gorgeous rose scented Cath Kidston hand cream, a pretty floral candle, two cute little handmade felt hearts, a flowery needle case, a 'Make Do And Mend' book, and a fantastic Beryl Woods Ware bowl. On top of all that was some delicious chocolate and a packet of rainbow drops, neither of which lasted long especially once spotted by Mr C and my lovely girl. Annie is so kind and although we have never met seems to know me so well. I love the bowl especially and have read most of the book which is packed full of fascinating snippets. The gloves will be put to good use although I have to admit Mr C does most of the serious gardening. Thank you Annie you made my day x


22 comments:

A Blessed Life said...

Well as a tin lady I just loved looking at your tins,a little bit of envy here and there lol they are just so beautiful those children maybe it is because it reminds us of the innocence of life and they are dressed so sweetly.Your swao package was lovely iss't it exciting when they arrive I loved it.Have a happy day CArole xx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Glad you liked your parcel xxx

The Little Vintage Company said...

Gorgeous tins! I particularly like the first one with the girl in the red coat... lovely swap items, I recently got the 'Make do and Mend' book and it's so so interesting..
Tamzin X

harmony and rosie said...

What a fantastic haul and I do so love your tins, in fact I'm not sure I could pick a favourite. Is the Anne tin from Anne of Green Gables do you think?
x

delia hornbook said...

What beautiful tins and each one really telling a story of past times. I have never really taken much interest in tins before now but after seeing your's i will def keep a look out. I love the rose tin and the little girl on the beach and the first one. What a lovely post really made me smile. ;-))

Susan said...

Your tins are beautiful!! I use to have lots and lots of tins. I now have only a few. I sold most of mine in a yard sale! Because we are moving! And I really did not have enough room to collect tins!!

fee~bee said...

all looks absolutely lovely you really do have a large collection I really like the blue bird tin xx

sylviesgarden said...

So many beautiful tins! My fave has to be the Fox Terrier one, I have a real soft spot for them.
x

The Vintage Gardener said...

I just love the terriers.

Country Girl said...

Your tin collection is gorgeous.
I received that same book from my swap partner - so interesting.

Annie @ Birdcages n Butterflies x said...

what a lovely swap parcel!!! the tins are gorgeous too!! especially the girl and dog....so cute!!¨
Have a great weekend hunny x x
Annie x

Country Cottage Chic said...

I love tins too as you know! I love the first one & recognise the cute doggy one!

Jayne

sharie said...

Had to come over when I spotted you were doing a tin post. I pick up the occasional one that catches my eye - they are so pretty and I often think of the person who saved it to use for other things.

A Treasured Past said...

What utterly gorgeous tins, I particularly love the little girl by the shoreline, so cute. Thanks for sharing your wonderful collection, Tamara x.

HoldMyHand said...

what fabulous tins, I love the one with the girl and the dog.
I have an award for you over on my blog if you'd like it.

Anna

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

Oh wow ... those tins are beautiful! I LOVE the ballerina and the little girl being pulled by the dog. I have never seen such pretty tins in the U.S.!

Amy said...

great tin collection! x

melanie said...

I love your collection! The tins are fab!!!! :) xxx

Hesta Nesta said...

What gorgeous tins, I too love the little girl standing on the shoreline, what a stunning picture.
Jo xx

Heidi said...

I loved your images sooo pretty!!

Pennyblossoms said...

What a lovely collection of tins. The girl in the hunting 'pink's my fave;so chi-chi!
As you may have guessed I'm trying to catch-up with my comments, so sorry they all happen at once!
Z xx

Maaike said...

I just came across your blog; you have a great collection of tins and other beautiful items! Especially the blue bird tin is really lovely...