A few months ago I was sorely tempted by a stack of book-shaped tins (a combination of book AND tin?! Magic!) I spotted online, freshly made and with price tags of £18 upwards, it seemed a small price to pay for bookish loveliness but my frugal tendencies kicked in and I couldn't bring myself to spend nearly £20 for the smallest of them. Days later I had a change of heart and grabbed my debit card only to find they were sold out - it wasn't meant to be, but book-shaped tins then made it to the bingo list of must-seek-out-and-buy items. It's a very long list and if I'm totally honest I don't think everything on it would even fit into my house, I think clutterbugs naturally expand their cluttery fancies to fit their containers but if I expand too much further there'll be trouble of the tripping hazard variety. But back to the tins of wonder - these two were love at first sight, both under the £3 mark and vintage to boot - if I could purr I would. Along came the floral number and suddenly I'd acquired three vintage tins all made by Cadbury's.
Porcelain bunnies! T was very unimpressed when I presented this pair of cuties, apparently they're the sort of things old ladies have in nursing homes (!) so they may end up in my Etsy shop seeking a loving home but for the moment they are my only bit of Eastery decoration about the place. I'm making up for the fact I convinced myself Easter was next weekend by munching toasted hot cross buns and admiring my bunnies.
I've been snapping up sets of vintage playing cards the past couple of weeks for a crafty project I'm working on, won't say too much more about that at the moment (creating a little mystery there) but sooner or later prototypes will turn into propertypes and I'll show you what has been keeping me busy lately! I blame my new (old) desk - all sorts of ideas have come into being since it turned up full of handy drawers and prettiness, it lured me in with it's siren song and I've been sitting at it every day feeling inspired. Will post some gratuitous desk ogling shots soon!
I hope you're all having a great bank holiday weekend, have a tea for me!
Linking to Her Library Adventures for Flea Market Finds and Apron Thrift Girl