Vintage Tins

You probably have realised by now I love collecting anything nostalgic, natty and ultimately a collectable in its own right.

I seem to have acquired a few of these tins now. I like storing things away in them, whilst spreading a little bit of nostalgia spirit along the way.

This is my 20p butterfly find which I am still completely in love with, and the second one is actually a new tin made to look ‘old.’ I don’t really go for things like this, but I really liked the postcard esque design.

My Mickey Mouse paint box. I found this in a charity shop for 50p. I admit I love Mickey and all things Disney concerned and I think the design is really sweet. Plus there’s the added quirk that this has used paints inside.

This Turtles tin was my brothers from childhood. I sneakily have hung on to it. It’s quirky and is from 1989.

The Boots pastilles tin is from an antique junk shop type place. It cost me £1. I had a bit of a fascination with these a while ago, and was on the hunt for all the old Cadbury/Quality Street tins, but never got round to it. I constantly see them pop up on eBay though.

This is a St Michael face shaper kit my mum gave me. I don’t use it, but I love the design on the front. It’s from 1982, when my mum was in her late 20s. I don’t think I could ever part with this.

As the saying goes… 'one mans tat is another ones treasure'♥


  1. I share your interest in tin collecting! hehe :D I'm always on the lookout for new items for my collection!
    The Disney paints are wonderful and I adore the retro french tin they are in..... I wonder if you use the paints! x

  2. You collect some really cute vintage stuff. Lol the turtle tin is awesome, and it's Raphael, my fave lol! x

  3. Such cute tins! The paintbox takes me straight back to my childhood. So lovely!

  4. Amazing tins, I too have a few that I love, will have to photograph them soon! :)

  5. Oh they're fabulous. I love the Boots one - there's just something about old advertising designs.

  6. I had one of the Disney paint boxes when I was little!

  7. i just came across some vintage compacts the metal ones , and makeup bags they are in excellant condition, but i am on a declutter my life thing and so i must part with , let me know if you might be interested , one of the compacts is tiffany i think , love your blog ,
    georgia from ohio

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  9. i had that mickey mouse paints when i was a kid!! so crazy seeing it and all the memories flooding back.. :) x


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