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January 6, 2015

Vintage Tins, the Useful Collectibles

Displaying a collection can be fun but why not put your collectibles to work?  

At a garden party (yes, Spring will come eventually)
or at a reception, tins add charm to any centerpiece.

Keep this idea in mind if you're planning
a graduation celebration this year.

Honey tins - such a sweet idea!

And collectible tins can help keep other
types of, well, collectibles organized:

Next time you reach for a candle holder, try using a tin instead.

You might re-think your opinion of old tins when I tell
you how much this 'chandelier' is selling for on Etsy:
Almost $500!  See, I told you to put those old tins to work.

Did you just say you don't have any old tins?

No problem - turn new Christmas cookie tins into instant vintage tins!
Just spray paint the tins, download and print out art nouveau patterns
here, then simply glue them to the tins.  Genius!  (You're welcome.)


  1. Impressive, some great table centre pieces. A delightful idea.

  2. Oh I just adore your tips. Keep 'em coming.


  3. The soft combinations of flowers and vintage colours work for me! Jx

  4. Wow! And thank you for the link to the Nouveau art!

  5. Your post reminds me of my country where we did not throw away any thins. Thank you.

  6. Wow, what a great idea. Seeing these tins, makes me smile.