I have fallen in love with another vintage item – tea, candy and biscuit tins. Tins, as they are called because of the tin-covered steel sheets they are made from, vary in colors, patterns, shapes, lids and sizes. The ones I have collected for Southern Vintage Table are simply charming!
I discovered that many of these are probably from the 40s-50s and up to the 70s. Filled with candies, cookies and teas, they became popular items in gift shops and department stores. The majority of our collection has a “Made in England” mark but I also have some from Holland, Germany and America. Some have no mark at all. One thing is certain about these lovelies; they have decorative and even functional uses on the vintage table!
A flat tin is perfect as a stand for just about anything! With a set of bar glasses, a stack of plates, a vintage greeting card or a plate of cupcakes, these tins add color and history to the table. Of course, you also can put things inside, like your forks, spoons and knives!
The vibrant colors of these tins are amazing! Notice the different types of lids on this set of vintage tins.
This classic blue and white vintage tin is pretty both inside and out. When I picked this up from the thrift store shelf, an employee told me to be sure to open it up. I did, and voila – the inside of the lid is also decorated – a small built-in tray!
Here are a few more to admire from our vintage tin collection at Southern Vintage Table.
These lovely vintage tins once held delicious things for us to enjoy. Now, decades later, they continue to enchant us with their sweetness and charm. Add a little vintage delight with our vintage tins from Southern Vintage Table!
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