Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Pretty tins




I was at Goodwill the other day and this decorative tin can caught my eye. "I must have it", I thought, and since it was only $1.29, I bought it. It's embossed on the bottom, Made in England, Designed by Daher, Long Island, NY. When I got it home I put it with the other two tins I had. It so happens that the one on the left in the photo below was made in England and designed by Daher too.

Look how pretty~






In this tin I store buttons.


In this tin I store spools of thread.


What will I store in this one?



They look like pieces of art.






I believe you need three of something for a collection. I guess I now have a collection. I'll have to keep an eye out for more pretty tins when I hit the thrift and antique shops!


15 comments:

Deb said...

What a great "goodwill" find! I love tins too - they are perfect for storing buttons & thread.

Beverly said...

You do have a collection, and it is a beautiful collection.

I've always been told you should decorate and accesorize in odd numbers - not even.

Where in the world did that philosophy come from?

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Donna, you certainly do have a collection going now...just love the tins, they are ornate and beautiful.

Ruth Welter said...

Your chair by the way, looks incredible. You did an awesome job and I know it couldn't have been easy.

Heidi Ann said...

Good Morning Donna, Those "tins" are gorgeous!! Don't you just love when you are able to find a treasure at the thrif shop! The other day I found these wonderful little glasses!...50 cents a piece! I ended you searching & searching & ended up buying 16 of them!!! Happy thrifting!...heidi :)

Rosie's Whimsy said...

What a beautiful find! I am not a blue girl but that shade of blue and the black together really catches my eye!

Stay Cool :-) Rosie

Donna said...

What a great Goodwill...period!!lolol...nice find!hughugs

Meggie said...

Hi Donna! Found you by way of Penny and Lavendar Hills. Your tins are lovely but your wing chair project is awesome! I'm sure it was a killer! You sure did good!!

Rhondi said...

Hi Donna
Those are beautiful tins. You're a tin collector now, as you said yourself three is the magic number!
I like the signs you made for Penny. They look good in her garden.
Rhondi

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Great finds!
Barbara

Kari & Kijsa said...

What a beautiful tin...we love black and aqua together!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Jan said...

I love tins too. I just can't pass them up at flea markets and second hand shops. And yours are just beautiful Donna.

I use them to store things in and give presents in or even cookies for Christmas. They are just the handiest, dandiest thing.

Thanks for sharing your rin tin tin..

daisy cottage said...

Hi Donna!
I love your wonderful tin finds! The blue is extra special, isn't it? Oh, soooooo pretty! I've found a few too at my Goodwill and I always try to keep my eye out for more. Yes, now you have a certified collection! How fun is that?!

xo,
Kim

SilverBell Cottage said...

I am a tin lover, too. Those are magnificent. Thank goodness we got a bit of a break in the weather.
Hugs ~
Alexandra

cammyk said...

I just love your tins and what a great deal on your most recent find.