Kitchen storage tins

Vintage cream & green kitchen storage tins | H is for Home

We picked up some lovely kitchen storage tins this week – classic cream with green lids.

'biscuits' and 'cake' cream & green kitchen storage tins | H is for Home

It’s not often we find them in this quantity – a tin for every job!

'bread' cream & green kitchen storage tin | H is for Home

They’re very good quality with a nice weight to them.

4 large cream & green kitchen storage tins | H is for Home

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.

'flour' and 'pasta' cream & green kitchen storage tins | H is for Home

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.

'cake decorating' cream & green kitchen storage tin | H is for Home

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.

'tea' 'coffee' and 'sugar' cream & green kitchen storage tins | H is for Home

Prices range from £10 to £30.

More from Millett and More

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Collection of Millet and More storage tins

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.

Blue Millett and More cereal tin with a bowl of cereal

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!

Millet and More spice and salt tins with food on a butcher's block

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).

Millett and More salt storage tins

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

A multitude of tins!

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Collection of Millet and More storage tins

 

This collection of lovely food storage tins was hand delivered to us this week.

Cereal storage tin from Millett and More | H is for Home

They were very kindly given to us by Jill from Millett and More.

Cereal storage tin from Millett and More | H is for Home

The collection consists of tins – great & small – to store cereal, spices and salt. Our porridge oats and granola now have smart new homes!

Spice storage tins from Millett and More | H is for Home

… and up until now, most of our spice collection has been stored in the plastic bags & bottles they came in – not any longer!

Spice storage tins with spices from Millett and More | H is for Home

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.

Salt storage tins from Millett and More | H is for Home

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!

Salt storage tins with salt from Millett and More | H is for Home

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!

Worcester Ware tins

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set of 3 vintage Worcester Ware storage tins with floral pattern

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!!

single vintage storage tin with floral pattern

These gorgeous 1960s tins with stylised flowers are our new tea, coffee & sugar receptacles.

base of vintage storage tin showing embossed Worcester Ware mark

They were made by Worcester Ware – another example of the lovely vintage metal ware that this company produced.

set of 3 vintage Worcester Ware storage tins with floral pattern with packets of sugar and coffee

We can now decant all our ugly refill packets into these pretty tins.

set of 3 vintage Worcester Ware storage tins with floral pattern with orange Kenwood kettle

We think the colours work well with others in the kitchen – slate, beech wood, cream cupboards & sink – and of course, bright orange walls.

Tin-tastic!

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trio of Marks & Spencer biscuit tins designed by Sanna Annukka

Marks and Spencer are selling these Christmas biscuit selections…

Marks & Spencer chocolate chunk selection biscuit tin designed by Sanna Annukka

…with gorgeous tins designed by Sanna Annuka.

Marks & Spencer Swiss biscuit collection biscuit tin designed by Sanna Annukka

Future classics with their vintage Scandinavian folk art feel.

Marks & Spencer Swiss biscuit collection biscuit tin designed by Sanna Annukka

She was responsible for this Swiss biscuit tin last Christmas – it’s currently changing hands for £15-£20… without the biscuits!

detail from a Marks & Spencer Swiss biscuit collection biscuit tin designed by Sanna Annukka showing a Swiss milk maid

We’ve bought ours early this year – they’re sure to be popular again.

detail from a Marks & Spencer chocolate chunk selection biscuit tin designed by Sanna Annukka showing alpine trees

We’ll be giving a few tins as presents – but some will have to go under our own tree!!

Marks & Spencer Scottish shortbread petticoat tails tin

They’ve also got a butter shortbread tin with a sweet little Scottie dog on the front.

detail from Marks & Spencer Scottish shortbread petticoat tails tin showing a black Scottish terrier with a red tartan collar and lead and an envelope in his mouth

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.

detail from Marks & Spencer Scottish shortbread petticoat tails tin showing legs of two mean and a woman and small flock of pigeons

Here are the actual illustrations from the book…

illustration of a Scottish terrier from vintage book, "This is Edinburgh" by Miroslav Sasek

…published in 1961.

illustration of a Scottish terrier from vintage book, "This is Edinburgh" by Miroslav Sasek

It’s not only going to be a tin-tastic Christmas in our house – looks like it’s going to be biscuit-tastic too!

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.