Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Glorious Vintage Tins


This beautiful collection of tins are pieces I picked up at one of my favorite dealers a couple of weeks ago. Gradually I am listing SOME of them. I, as usual, am not able to let them all go. They suit my lace & button collection too perfectly! He promises to have more on my next visit; where on earth is he getting them all from?

Their timeworn beauty is so comforting somehow. All of them from Scotland or England, it certainly speaks of an era where the pace was slower... The ritual of Tea & Biscuits one can imagine was done properly, with nice tea cups and maybe a roaring fire to sit by.

On one hand I really like modern design, clean lines, keeping it simple...
There is this other side however, my soulful side... wanting to be surrounded by objects with a history; like little ghosts keeping me company...