I love tins. I buy them for storing stuff in, or just because they are cute or unusual. I have many tins stored at the top of the kitchen cupboard.
I bought the two large matching tins below to store coffee and tea in, as they were already printed with Tea and Coffee. The smaller tins on the right came from Ken's mother's house where they had been long before I came on the scene, so they must be quite old.
I keep sewing cottons and other supplies in tins as well as plastic containers.
This tin used to hold the dried cat food - what else would you put in it after all?
Until I found this at our opshop last week, for 50 cents. It is quite big, and the MOTH said 'What are you going to do with that?' I said I didn't know yet, and he said it would be good to store the cat food in, because the round tin wasn't big enough for a whole bag of cat food and it was a nuisance to have half a bag and a full tin of cat food on the shelf. So the Weet Bix tin now holds the cat food.
But that's not the end of my story. Today, we went for a drive up to Warburton, and had a great time looking at all the old shops with their bricabrac. There were two of these tins in one shop and I asked the lady at the counter for the price. She told me $20, and I said 'thank you' politely. I couldn't bear to tell her I'd already got one back in Melbourne for 50 cents!
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