Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Collectors Club - Tins

I'm really excited to be starting off this new series about us bloggers who collect - be it old or new. My intention is to create just that little spot for us to share our passion for collecting and to learn from each other. If you want to get involved you can, just leave your contact details be it email or twitter and I'd be glad to welcome your collection to the list! Thanks goes out to everyone that's got back to me with their posts already.

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First up we're starting with Alice's collection of tins. Make sure you take the time to check out Alice's blog over at An Alien World, it really is a blog worth spending some time reading and it's one of my favourites to check out! 



I collect tins, old and new I am always fascinated to add to my collection.  Most of my tins are either second-hand or have been given to me over time.  I would never spend more than a couple of pounds on one tin, because I can often find what I want for very little indeed.  It’s often the sweet nature of the tins that appeals to me the most, the thrill of finding a rare design or unusual shape or size is always fun.

I’m sure my collection is probably worth very little in cost, but to me it’s truly priceless.  I don’t really know when it began, but all of a sudden I realised I had quite a collection forming.  I see this collection lasting a lifetime.



My favourite tins are my two butterfly ones, which cost just twenty-pence and fifty-pence each from a car boot sale.  The butterfly design completely enchanted me and always makes me smile.  I’m quite partial to collecting tins with characters on too, Disney Princess’s, Charlie and Lola and The Turtles being a few in my collection already.  I’m a big kid at heart, so love nothing more than a cute design.


Another tip is a lot of tins are often given away as free gifts, either with toiletries or food I find most common!  Amongst my collection are a set of special edition tins given away with the purchase of Bodyform. 



My Cath Kidston tin is the only tin I have bought brand new, but it was a real treat of a design.  I would love to go on to collect more floral/vintage inspired tins over time.  I never know what I like until I see it!  Condition is an important factor I wouldn’t buy anything that was too tatty or rusty, but I do think a bit of wear adds to the character and age of the tin.

And you may be wondering what I keep inside in my tins…well normally they are stashed full of bits and bobs, buttons, letters and my ink stamps!  But of course there main purpose is decoration of course!

So there you have it, a little snippet of my collection. 

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20 comments:

  1. Thank you for letting me share my collection :)
    This has really made my day seeing this, I've been a little distant from blogger since I got back from Paris, but this makes me remember why I love blogging xxx

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  2. What a lovely collection. I really love the butterfly tins as well and the last one on the right. They are so pretty. It is nice to have a collection that doesn't cost a fortune to collect, but is pricless to you :]

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  3. those are amazing, I love the disney princess one x

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  4. Ah, this is AMAZING!!!!!!!! I collect tins too! (i have the cath kidton tin too - but in pink). The one that looks like a basket is cute! i love this post!!! xxx

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  5. Ah they're such lovely tins, I'd definitely love to keep some in my room if I had space! I love the butterfly ones too - such bargains too!

    I love Cath Kidston!

    Love, Elizabeth xx

    http://butterflyboo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I love this collectors club idea - brilliant! I used to collect tins when i was at school, had loads which were donanted to the charity shop when i got older - gutted as i probably had some real collectable ones! Scarlett x

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  7. Alice has a fantastic assortment of tins! I remember her excitement when she found that pretty butterfly one last year. I love it when collections are formed because the collector genuinely loves the items rather because of any notion of value, bit like me and my freaky kids. xxx

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  8. I have some coffee and tea tins at home that are my mom's and they're from like the 60's and stuff...they're pretty cool :)

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  9. i have a few tins myself, they're so charming and fun to decorate with :) i love your collection xx
    my blog: boho vanity

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  10. I love the butterfly tins too. They are so cute.

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  11. What a fabulous way to kick off the Collector's Club series, I love Alice's blog and her collection of tins is absolutely brilliant - the vintage tea caddy in the last picture especially has tickled my fancy but they're all so lovely too. Great thing about collecting tins is that they're pretty but also functional!

    Jem xXx

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  12. A gorgeous collection.. jealous!

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  13. OMGGGOSH you seriously have an amazing collection of gorgeous tins!! i especially love the disney princesses one!!

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  14. oh wow! she's got quite the collection... I love the ninja turtles one!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  15. I can tell I am going to love these collector blog posts! That tin collection is great - I love the Disney one! x

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  16. They're so pretty, I don't really collect anything unless it's LUSH, polishes or shoes :P

    Lucy
    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.com
    x

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  17. Love this!!!Great collection!I immediately want lots of tins!xx

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