I love vintage tins…it is official. It has probably a lot to do with the fact that my parents had a tin business for many years where they designed, imported and manufactured tinware.
I also love storage, my belief is everything should have a home (something the rest of my family sometimes struggle with!). However, I think this home should be vintage too…don’t go out and spend a fortune on stacking boxes when there are so many things you could use.
Here are some of my favourite old tins….
I collect Coronation tins: they hold buttons, sewing bits, the money from selling eggs and this one holds business cards and postcards I collect from fairs and events. They are really useful to remember people by but also to give you ideas when you are designing your own!
I store my jewellery in this old sewing box. Don’t panic, not my special stuff (they live in glass trinket boxes)..this is some modern, loads of hairclips and vintage plastic. You can imagine it’s every little girls dream to rummage through so it is kept away from Kitty!
Gosh I’m looking a tad obsessed with storage and I havent even got to the bathroom (old 50s planters for the bath toys) or inside the cupboards with all the pasta in retro Kilner jars.
One day I will get a pantry and have everything lined up in old tins and jars just like my Grandma. A girl can only dream………….