Saturday, May 12, 2012

Vintage tins and thrifty finds

Before I came away on holidays last week (I'm still away)
I cooked and cleaned. 
One of the cleaning jobs was my vintage tin collection.
It sits on top of my kitchen wall cupboards,and gets a little dusty,the kind that sticks in a kitchen environment.  So I took them all down and gave them a much needed clean.  
These are them, on my dining room table.

Some for tea

Some for biscuits

Scottish Whisky, empty now because I have a Scottish hubby.

The children spoil him on occasions with the best.

Chocolate tins

Tartan tins, note the oatcake tins. We have multitude of those for obvious reasons. 
Ha hum, oatcakes go very well with Scotch,as does shortbread.

I love this tin with its thatched cottage.
I have this one for sale in my Etsy shop

Remember when Icecream came in tins.
This one I bought about 35yrs ago,actually filled with ice cream.

Now if you are not bored yet,(this post is a bit long)
This is a little of my holiday to date.

This is the view from our villa deck. Palm trees around the pool.
A glorious 19 deg celcius.
We are on the Mornington Peninsula,Victoria, Australia.

Bathing huts on the beach. I love these in all there splendid colours.

Now for the best bit. 
After spending 4 hours touring the charity shops,
This is my haul. Not washed or retouched yet. Not until we get home.
Thought I would give you a sneaky peak. 

The white tablecloth with the lace is a big round one 
and perfect, annnnd just $4.99 woooow, still pinching myself.

The napkins tied with ribbon have little embroidered corners
 of Scottish cottages and castles,heather and thistles.
The pink stemmed sherry glasses were only 5,but guess what, I have one only the same at home
$4the set.
The floral mug is Royal Albert $4
50cents for the embroidered table mat,the list goes on and on.
But, I think I will keep the rest for next time.

Annnnd, there is still a week and a half to go.

Lucky for me my hubby loves shopping too, 
although he says he needs to hire a truck to get all our stuff home 
He always says that, even when we are packing to come away. :)

I am joining all my usual parties this week, all featured on my right side bar.
I am belonging to so many now, it's hard to keep listing all of them here.
I'm sure though you will just scroll over and pay them a little visit.
xx Jeanetteann

 Happy Mothers Day
I will celebrate mine when I get home.


Karen said...

Love all of your tins. Cleaning them is part that hate the most...they don't get cleaning as often as they should but they are so high up you can't see the dust until it is really! Enjoy the rest of your holiday. xx

Shelia said...

What a wonderful collection of tins you have! Looks like you're having a wonderful holiday! :)
Happy Mother's Day,
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Happy Mother's Day, Jeanetteann! I love the tin with the thatched cottage... so pretty!

chateau chic said...

You have a wonderful collection of tins. I love the old tin as well. And your finds are so lovely! What a beautiful place for your holiday!!
Thanks for stopping by, Mary Alice

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh, your tins are all wonderful. It is so fun to see all the different designs. I collect them also and have quite a few. Great finds on your thrifting also. Thanks for stopping by and your gracious comments. Hugs, Marty

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Great collection of vintage tins and it looks like you found some great new things. Sounds like fun!

Liz - Imageremix said...

How fun to go thrifting on holiday. Enjoy. It sounds lovely. I found your post at Knick of Time Tuesday.


Erika said...

What a nice tin collection you have, my favorites are the one of the train, the one of the queen elizabeth and the kids of dairy bell, really beautiful tins. Good you cleaned them up giving us the chance to see the collection.

Susan said...

Oh Jeannetteann! Love the finds. Great job. I was excited to read that you collect pink glass, too. Ohhhh, I would love to see some of your pink glass collection. Your "new" glasses are perfect!

Thanks for all your visits and comments on my blog.

Have a delightful holiday! I KNOW you will. Susan

LV said...

That is the disadvantage to collecting, it does need cleaning. You have some very nice things.l

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

That is an impressive collection of tins! The pale blue one with a young Queen Elizabeth on it is my favourite.

Renee said...

Great tins. I have some tins, too. Lovely place for a holiday

Creations By Cindy said...

WOW! I would say you have quite a collection! Love it! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Looks like you are a great time. Your finds are awesome. Love all the tins. Hope you can stop by. Visiting from Vintage Thursday. Blessings, Debbie

Diann said...

What fun finds! And all those tins are so great! Thank you for sharing this with us this week at TTF. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Jeanetteann,
Have a wonderful vacation, sounds like so much fun. I love all your finds especially the pink wine glasses. My favorite tin is the Royal Albert, Old Country Roses. Have a wonderful weekend.

Kathe said...

What beautiful tins! I use to collect them years ago and had to give them up when hubs number 1 and I split. I love your finds! What great prices too! Enjoy your beautiful holiday! Thanks for sharing this at You're Gonna Love It Tuesday! See you next week?

Kathy said...

Hello there. Love the furniture polish formula and your tins. My daughter moved from TExas. To Adelaide last year. I am planning to visit next year and will go to the second hand stores there of course.