We picked up some lovely kitchen storage tins this week – classic cream with green lids.
It’s not often we find them in this quantity – a tin for every job!
They’re very good quality with a nice weight to them.
There are two different types with differences in shade of green and lettering style. We’re not exactly sure of their age – we’ve had these tins dating anywhere from the 1920s to the present day. They have a timeless look and appeal that never goes out of fashion really.
They’ve just gone into our antiques centre space yesterday – this kind of item always looks good in there amongst the country furniture and other vintage kitchenalia… and it certainly makes an eye-catching display.
They’re easily packaged up & posted though, so drop us a line if you see anything you fancy – and we’ll go and intercept it before it sells in the shop.
Prices range from £10 to £30.
Do you remember a while back we did a blog post featuring the fabulous food storage tins from millett and more? Well, Jill has kindly donated some of them as prizes to our readers.
We’re really pleased to be able to offer these as a giveaway. We use our collection of tins on a daily basis – many times actually! We often start with cereal in the morning and use the spice and salt tins whenever we cook. They’re lovely designs and bring a touch of beauty to the everyday!
Our main winner will win a collection of four of the larger tins; comprising a white cereal tin, a blue cereal tin, a spice tin with blue letters and a spice tin with red/yellow letters. That’s not all! Two runners up will each win a pair of the small sliding salt tins (one of each design).
For your chance to win just tell us in the comments section, what is your favourite spice… or cereal?
Millett and More food storage tins
This collection of lovely food storage tins was hand delivered to us this week.
They were very kindly given to us by Jill from Millett and More.
The collection consists of tins – great & small – to store cereal, spices and salt. Our porridge oats and granola now have smart new homes!
… and up until now, most of our spice collection has been stored in the plastic bags & bottles they came in – not any longer!
It’s a very convenient item for the kitchen. No more scrabbling about in the cupboard for the various spices. Next time curry is on the menu, we can just grab our tin and get cooking.
These little salt tins are very sweet too – perfect for packed lunches and picnics. We love a sprinkle of sea salt on tomatoes, eggs and chips!
We’ll be running a competition in the near future where some of these tins will be available to win. Many thanks again to Millett and More for their generosity!
We treated ourselves to some new kitchen tins this week. Actually bought for us – intentionally bought with a specific purpose in mind – not stock that we’ve commandeered or filtered off to live with for a while!!
These gorgeous 1960s tins with stylised flowers are our new tea, coffee & sugar receptacles.
They were made by Worcester Ware – another example of the lovely vintage metal ware that this company produced.
We can now decant all our ugly refill packets into these pretty tins.
We think the colours work well with others in the kitchen – slate, beech wood, cream cupboards & sink – and of course, bright orange walls.
Marks and Spencer are selling these Christmas biscuit selections…
…with gorgeous tins designed by Sanna Annuka.
Future classics with their vintage Scandinavian folk art feel.
She was responsible for this Swiss biscuit tin last Christmas – it’s currently changing hands for £15-£20… without the biscuits!
We’ve bought ours early this year – they’re sure to be popular again.
We’ll be giving a few tins as presents – but some will have to go under our own tree!!
They’ve also got a butter shortbread tin with a sweet little Scottie dog on the front.
We recently posted a blog featuring illustrations by Miroslav Sasek – we don’t know who designed this tin – but it also has a vintage feel is very reminiscent of his work.
Here are the actual illustrations from the book…
…published in 1961.
It’s not only going to be a tin-tastic Christmas in our house – looks like it’s going to be biscuit-tastic too!
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. 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 finished.
This is a recent find with an unusual snakes & ladders 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 selection.