Monday, January 18, 2010

2nd Time Around :Vintage Tins

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One of the things I’m noticing more and enjoying buying since I’ve started my booths and Etsy shop is vintage tins. I recently purchased this one, and listed it on Etsy. It is from 1979 and is a reproduction of a Nabisco tin from 1914. It sold rather quickly, and the young lady told me that she and her future hubby were buying these to use at their wedding reception! I am always amazed at the creativity of brides and always love to see what they do differently….this should be so cute! Wish I could see pics of how it turns out.


This one was an estate find, and so pretty! It was the only thing I’ve listed on Etsy that sold the same day I listed it!


This one is slightly damaged with a dent in the lid. But people seem to like it anyway! It is desigened by the Daher company and was made in England.


So…it seems that everywhere I go I’m seeing these vintage tins. I always have to pick them up and check the bottoms to see if there is a date, or a marking of some kind.

Do any of you have any vintage tins? I would love to hear about them!


The Charm of Home said...

I love vintage tins. I have two sets. I really don't know anything about them. I will have to show them at a future 2nd Time Around and maybe I can find more out about them. Yours are lovely. Thanks for sharing. Thanks also for hosting 2nd Time Around Tuesday. It is a lot of fun.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Diane!

Your tins are fun and pretty! I love different tins and use them in different ways.

Liz @ Brambleberry Cottage said...

I too love vintage tins. I like to store things in them and then use the tins for display. Yours are very lovely!

Shirley said...

I love tins too. I have a few old ones left but sold a lot of them on eBay.

Troy @ I Refuse to Recede said...

I love tins, everything from Altoids tins, to baking powder cans of my childhood, they are just fun to put things in.

This is my first time joining 2nd Time Around. Thanks for having me.


Maria said...

I do have some tins perhaps I´ll show them for next week. Your last piece is beautiful.

jeanne said...

Hello Diane, I just finished my post for tomorrow. I will link up in the morning.

I love your tin and the treasures you are selling. I do not have vintage tins but I do have a wonderful old tin lunchbox I must share one day. It was a gift from my sister Carmen. it is the most fun gift ever. It is made into a pocket book of sorts.

Thank you for the sweet comment about my uncle. He was a remarkable man. The funeral is this weekend. We are all so sad but we must be happy that he had such a wonderful life and touched so mny people that loved him.

See you tomorrow, Hugs, Jeanne

Robin said...

I have a few myself! The animal cracker tin brought back memories...
Thank you for hosting
All Things Heart and Home

Southern Lady said...

Beautiful tins, Diane. I have a small collection of old ones that my mother gave me recently and I love them.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Diane, Great tins! I sure would love to see how the bride was using the tin at her wedding! Very unique and I bet very creative! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Charity said...

I Have a couple of old tins, hope to get home in time to post about them and share. Love your tins.

Cha Cha

Barbara Jean said...

Love the animal tin.

Thanks for hosting. You do such a great job!!


barbara jean

Oh there is a giveaway at my place.

my home sanctuary said...

Oh I love those tins. I was amazed at the idea for the wedding. Would love to see those photo's. I have been thinking about putting some of mine up on Etsy. I guess they do sell good. Come by and see my post. I am asking to trade my finds. You might see something you have to have!
Thanks for 2nd Time around off to visit the others.

Carrie said...

Yes, I do have a few tins I've been finding at local thrift shops.

Dawn said...

I used to collect tins but stopped long ago. I still have a couple left. I love the idea of the animal cracker tins for a wedding reception. How fun!!!!!!!!!!!

take care,

Betty said...

I like vintage and newer tins, but here even with A/C tins rust. I used to collect the Norman Rockwell tins each Christmas, but they were beginning to rust and I was storing them in the house. I ended up donating them.

I've joined in today and hope I did it correctly. Thanks, Betty

GardenOfDaisies said...

I really love the black tin with the bright red flowers on it! So pretty! I do have a couple of vintage tins... One was for Tetley Tea and has a pretty sunflower design on it. The other has Queen Elizabeth II as a child on it.... then Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, along with their parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Since some of my early years were spent in Canada and I sang "God Save the Queen" every day in school, this has special meaning for me.

Judi said...

Hi Diane
Happy New Year I just started writing and I think you got it before I finished. I was saying I haven't see you in a along time and you have certainly been busy with your Etsy shop and your booths.
I like tins too and like to check them out when I come across them also...I also love teapots.

I have been making bird feeders out of them and during Christmas sold my teapot cup and saucer lamp.

I will have to check out your etsy.
I hope your Christmas was good and that you've been well..
come by and visit some time.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I have a lot of vintage tins (surprise, surprise - I have a lot of everything!). I have the animal cookie one. The others you posted are so pretty. laurie

Lisa said...

What a surprise! I have an animal cracker tin Just Like This! I have collected tins a long time- for a while I would buy our board games in the commemorative tins, like Monopoly...I guess my first tin came to me on my honeymoon!- containing Perugina Chocolates!