Tin tin

October 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

Lovely little tin, 99cents. One can never have too many tins, they hold buttons, beads and children treasures.

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Tip top

April 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

A lovely tin spinning top from Ohio Art. $5 at the thrift store. Excellent condition and just begging to be placed with others in a nursery mobile. I love all thing vintage tin toy-esque. They have both color and clang.

Mail fun

April 26, 2012 § 1 Comment

Mail is my favorite. Sending is the best, but receiving is pretty great too. I love old fashioned letters and hand wrapped goodies and postcards made of cereal boxes. I love the process of getting the mail from the box and sorting it and putting each bit in its place. I even love our grumpy and slow post office.

I thought this was a box of breath mints. But it was this little old tin…

…full of lovely old buttons! What a perfect surprise, thank you friend!

Real mail is completely wonderful; a way to send someone tangible love without having to buy a plane ticket. It is very personal to send and heartwarming to receive. Go drop a postcard in the mail and make someone’s day!

Tin tray

April 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

Found: metal tray from England, necessity for the tea set. About 18″x12″. $3.

A cup of globalness

March 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

Thrifted to stash. Oh that stash! I struggle to keep it from growing too big to keep up with. Future projects, items that “just need a sanding and a coat of spray paint.” The tin measuring cup will join the others in my collection. I think I’m up to ten now, and I don’t know how they will be used in future. But they are cute! I’m thinking mobile or some sort of hanging installation. And the globe will be stenciled with something travel-y and globe-y. Painting is not my forte. Takes me hours of planning and graphing, but what an exciting end result it will be!

Inspiration for globe art: from my Pinterest “to make” board

The tin cup stash.

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