Tin tin!

Collection of vintage tins | H is for Home

We just love vintage tins! We have them dotted all over the house. They add a homely, vintage touch to shelves, cupboards & cabinets.

Vintage tin decorated with deer, pottery giraffe from the USSR, wide 60s yellow bangle & green Philippe Stark watch | H is for Home

We store all manner of things in them- buttons, jewellery, loose change, sweets, receipts etc. etc.

Larder shelf with vintage tins and baking ingredients | H is for Home

Tins from the ’50s & ’60s are our favourites, with their wonderful period designs & motifs.

Vintage 1950s tin depicting 2 ladies having tea | H is for Home

We pick them up in all the usual places- markets, auctions & charity shops. They’re not all that easy to come across, despite the fact that they were often saved & reused once their original contents were finished.

Vintage Nestlé Flair chocolate assortment sweet tin | H is for Home

This is a recent find with an unusual snakes & ladders board on its lid.

Vintage Peek Freans biscuit tin with snakes & ladders game on lid | H is for Home

Detail of vintage biscuit tin with snakes & ladders game on lid | H is for Home

This one depicts the countries of the British Isles on each of its sides.

Mosaic of different sides of vintage tin depicting the British Isles | H is for Home

Stylised flowers are a popular motif…

Trio of vintage tins all decorated with flower motifs | H is for Home

…as are birds & animals.

Vintage tin decorated with colourful birds | H is for Home Vintage tin decorated with orange & brown deer | H is for Home

Brightly coloured food tins, both modern & vintage, look great in the kitchen.

Collection of brightly coloured vintage & new food tins | H is for Home

Then there are tins for herbs & spices and favourite recipes.

Vintage tin box for recipe cards | H is for Home

And what’s better than a lovely vintage cake tin next to the kettle?

Vintage 3 tier cake tin, Briglin mug and chocolate brownie | H is for Home

especially if it’s got home-made cake inside!!

Vintage 3-tier cake tin with Christmas cake inside | H is for Home

We always like to have a few vintage tins on the H is for Home website. They’ve proven very popular – click on the link to see our current selection.

  • you got some beautys there, I'm not sure which one is my fav

  • this may be it. I have to confess that I stay away from your site and blog on purpose sometime, because there is just too many temptations… I love vintage tins, so this might be what's finally going to push me over the edge. I will justify it somehow… thanks for all the great things you feature!

  • I love your tins and I love your posts on this blog. They're relatively rare, but always worth the wait.

  • I love them all.

  • wow! that is one serious collection you have there! I recently blogged about my own obsession with vintage tins….
    http://patchworkharmony.blogspot.com/2008/12/i-he

    and then discovered there seems to be a need for a Tins Anonymous support group!! 🙂 see a fellow bloggers post and comments! 🙂
    http://countrycottagechic.blogspot.com/2009/01/ti

  • Great selection, i love these tins! I need vintage tins…

  • No typewriter ribbon tins?