Saturday, April 28, 2012

Tin (Wo)Man

Hello! Nothing too unusual in my vintage finds this week. 
I will often find myself wishing for something unexpected, though--
and I found something to add to a new collection!
That was nice. 
Here is what I found:

Some cute trim with little pink flowers and kittens...
my daughter loved it, of course :)

A cute Mikasa plate. I LOVE vintage dishes
and Mikasa is a favorite brand, so I was really happy to find this.

A cute lil towel with a donkey on it, and a
very chirpy bird on her tail.

These recipe cards aren't vintage of course,
but I love items of this sort with the funny sayings.
And the pack was only 50 cents :)

Vintage wrapping paper!
I love vintage wrapping paper!
That's starting to be a collection in itself, hee hee.

My last few finds are all tins. 
I've said it before, but I never would've thought I was
the sort of person to collect tins.
It sounds sort of...grandmotherly :)
But I can't help but love certain vintage ones.
I love to imagine not only what they once held looked like...
lotion, chocolates...but also, what someone stored in them afterwards.
Old buttons, photographs, love letters?
I always think of my favorite movie, Amelie, and the treasure
she found!

This tin is so 1930's looking.
I am guessing that is from around that time. 
It once held Helena Rubinstein face cream.

The type on the back for the directions is so charming.

Although this tin isn't as old, 
I love the shape of it and the image on the front.

This is my "prize" find for this week.
I found it at Goodwill, hidden behind a bunch
of other old tins. As soon as I held it, I knew it was "special!"

An old box that once held "Artstyle Chocolates."

The colors on it are so lovely!
And it is so Art Deco all around.

So, I've decided that I now collect vintage candy tins :)

I've been rather drawn to them before...
I already have these, which I've shared in the past:

...too bad I decided to part with this one,
before deciding upon my new collection:

Oh well. Live and learn!

Linking up with Sophie at Her Library Adventures.


Anonymous said...

That plate is super sweet... excellent find!

Cameron said...

Sweet finds, Marty! That kitten trim is so cute...and that wrapping paper is so vibrant and non-wrinkled! Wow!

Jill said...

I hardly ever find old tins, the ones you found are neat!!

kit and nancy. said...

that mikasa plate is a real gem!