Thursday, June 12, 2008

Show & Tell Friday ( Vintage Tins & Buttons )

welcome to this weeks Show & Tell hosted by the lovely Kelli from
For this weeks Show & Tell I am sharing a few of my old tin collection along with my great vintage button find !!!

I just adore these old vintage tins for their color and designs. I have only a few really old ones, then a few newer, still vintage tins. The three in the top picture is my favorites thus far.

Each is filled with buttons and notions.

The birds and flowers are so pleasing to the eye plus they go really well in my little studio. he he he.

The top left hand corner shows another really old tin as the other three are a bit newer. All my tins are from England except one from Denmark.

Did I say buttons ? Oh yes!!! Score!!! I got all these lovely yummies thrifting today !!! All so different and all vintage !!! I am also participating in a Blog-a-Thon called I Remember Laura hosted by Quill Cottage. We just shared a snippet about buttons... here is my post for this week here.

Stop by ... You can too participate in the fun.. who doesn't love Little House On The Prairie??? Thank You for stopping by this week. I look forward to visiting you... let me know that you stopped in by leaving a comment. Have a delightful weekend!!!


  1. Wow, these are all amazing. And all those buttons too!!! Great collection. Do you have any antique buttons in there? I have some of my grandmothers [buttons that is]...wish I could just give them to you for your tins.

    Happy Show n Tell. Hope you can stop by and see my book collection today.

  2. My great grandmother (Granny Lizzie) had tons of buttons. When I was a kid, I loved to sort through them and organize them by colrs and shapes and so on. I don't know of a kid out there who didn't enjoy buttons when they were little!

  3. WOW! The tins AND the buttons!

  4. Hi Mica;

    Two of my favorite things (though I only own buttons)...thanks for sharing your treasure. Love the pattern of the tins...great treasure.

    mama to 6
    one homemade and 5 adopted

  5. What a great find! The tins and the buttons are neat.

  6. You have a wonderful collection of tins and buttons. Thanks for sharing them.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Very cool! Thanks for sharing. I too have a tin, an old hard candy tin full of my grandmother's buttons.

  8. Love those tins--so colorful--they make you happy to look at them; as do the many splendid buttons!! There is something magical about buttons.

  9. I love tins and buttons! I am working on finding craft projects that you can make with buttons.


  10. Hello from Latvia!
    It’s so nice to see you again. You have a fascinating collection of tins.
    And what a button collection! As Connie says - when I was a kid it was so much fun sort through buttons.

    Have a great weekend!

  11. I love the tins and buttons. I like them. Great collections!

  12. Don't you just love old buttons,thinking where they have been and the stories they could tell,you don't get such lovely buttons like back then.I am new to blog land, and enjoy reading every ones blogs.Maybe this week i will try and take part in the show and tell just have to keeping getting it right when i post pictures.Take care.Kate

  13. wow...wonderful boxes ....kisses from Germany barbara