We often find these small tobacco tins in the mixed boxes we buy at auction. Usually they’re full of nails, pins, screws or tap washers. But this one contained a more colourful surprise…
…lots of old, paper-wrapped sugar lumps!
They look to date from the 1960s – someone had obviously started a little collection – quite rare survivors probably.
Some of them have lovely period graphics… very sweet!
We just love vintage tins! We have them dotted all over the house. They add a homely, vintage touch to shelves, cupboards & cabinets.
We store all manner of things in them- buttons, jewellery, loose change, sweets, receipts etc.
Tins from the 50s & 60s are our favourites, with their wonderful period designs & motifs.
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 consumed.
This is a recent find with an unusual snakes & ladders game board on its lid.
This one depicts the countries of the British Isles on each of its sides.
Stylised flowers are a popular motif…
…as are birds & animals.
Brightly coloured food tins, both modern & vintage, look great in the kitchen.
Then there are tins for herbs & spices and favourite recipes.
And what’s better than a lovely vintage cake tin next to the kettle?
especially if it’s got home-made cake inside!!
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 available selection.