Oct 6, 2008

Collections: tin boxes

I first fell in love with vintage tin boxes when I saw some over at a friend's home. I started my collection the next day ! Most of my boxes are actually from family, friends or friends from friends.

If I do buy one, I never wanna pay more than 3 euros for them. Some sellers ask over 10 euros which I think is a bit ludicrious !

Here are some of my most treasured boxes of my collection.







And here are some lovely pictures I found on the worldwide web.


Decor8


ATLITW


Hownowdesign

6 comments:

caroline said...

I Love your tins....it has reminded me to add 'tins' to my collection list! If you have time go here and if you like add a comment to be entered into my give away! feel free to spread the word if you like, but only if you want to. Thanks!
http://polkadotpebble.typepad.co.uk/trivit/2008/10/blogtoberfest-this-time-its-a-real-post-ok-collections.html

Carrie said...

You seem to have as many collections as me :)

neryl said...

Love your tin collection- I have strong memories of a tin at my grandmas full of buttons and beads for the kids to make jewellery. I recently found one very similar!

Carrie said...

My grandma also had one filled with buttons. As a matter of fact I think she still has that one...

Le R. said...

Hello Carrie! I also love these tins, but do you know of a way to prevent them from rusting at the metal rims (asides from keeping them in a dry place, of course) or to remove this rust without damaging the tin?
Thanks!

Carrie said...

Oh gosh Le R., I wish I did, I've had the same problem myself. I clean the rust with some metal polish and that does seem to prevent them from rusting further. Or maybe that's just my wishful thinking :)