Looking at pretty vintage tin containers give me so much joy. They’re so adorable, charming and has so much character. I love to collect them, so much so that they're taking over a whole section of my storage room. Every time I go thrifting, I always managed to spot a tin or two and buy it. It’s an obsession much like my fabrics.
I mainly used the ones I decide to keep for decoration, but of course they could served many uses like storage for buttons, stamps, coins, etc. or re-use them to store homemade cookies, candies and cakes for gift giving. Some people have ingenious idea of turning them to switch plates and outlet covers. Very creative but I don't think I can do that to my precious tins, just like my fabric collection, they’re meant to be looked at and adored, not to be cut.
I haven’t sewn anything in ages, this thrifting business is keeping me from my sewing machine lately. So for now I just gaze at my fabrics which sat perfectly next to my tin cans.
Look out for some of these tins soon to be listed in the shop!