TINS!!!! Yayyy!!! Ok, I love tins, I can’t help it. They are a connection to history. I love to find unique “old time” items from long ago. (See more of my tin collection here.)
Today was a rainy, cold day in Buffalo so we headed to an antique store we had never visited. It is less than 20 minutes from our house and we drive by it quite often. I am not sure why I have never stopped in there before but boy am I glad I did today. The building was quite large and every little consignors area was decorated so nicely. The prices were more than reasonable which was a treat! We left with a nice collection of items in the car including these tins, an angel decoration, 2 wreaths, a candle, an antique toy car, and a home baked cookie Grandma bought.
A great way to spend a terrible day!!
My two newest antique tins
I am the “tin girl”. I do have a heart, but I will never have enough antique tins. Not just any tins, they have to be ones that call to me. They catch my eye and whisper softly “I have a history….if only I could share”. So the lucky select ones that I know came from some place special in their past get to come home with me.
I found these two last night at an antique store near the place my daughter has her voice lessons. I took my mother, son and his friend along as they all wanted to visit this shop. We spent and hour there, went and picked up my daughter from voice and returned to spend another hour browsing. I love that my kids can appreciate antiques and love to look at the old items and ask questions or read about them. We all left with a little something.
These two tins will now find a resting place in my home. Here are a few more from my collections which are scattered throughout our home.
my new talcum powder rests next to one I already had in our bathroom medicine cabinet
These are both denture powder tins and the little jar on top is violet oil
bath salts, little souvain pain killer tin, face powder, antiseptic all adorn this shelf
Necco tin, creamette pasta, Hershey’s candy, boric acid, toffee candy phone booth, old Buffalo Sabres hockey beer bottle
these little 3 are all antique tins from throat lozenges
These 3 are tobacco, pastilles, old playing cards