Monday, January 9, 2012

Tin Lunch Pail with Mug

Linking with 
Ivy and Elephants What's It Wednesday
Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday
The Thrifty Groove: Thrifty Things Friday 41 
Apron Thrift Girl
Coastal Charm Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Coloradolady: Vintage Thingie Thursday
Crafty Happy Scrappy Me Thursday {17}
I was visiting Audrey at Timeless Treasures last night and she has created the most wonderful barnboard shelf/spoon holder.
This picture is from Audrey of Timeless Treasures - please visit her post
to see the other views - it is the most inventive shelf/storage I have ever seen.
I was thrilled to see it - if you like barnboard, treen and wire and kitchenware
this combines everything.
and then I went back and read ALL of her posts - Audrey is an incredible creator from vintage materials. She made her own antler buttons for a drop cloth door curtain, she and her husband built small stool from a hundred year old house siding, married it with an old rebuilt drawer and then she made her own chalk paint, and distressed and stenciled the drawer/bench very uniquely (you have to visit) to create something fresh and vintage all at once.
Tin lunch pail with its own mug, wire handle, wooden grip. I wasn't able to find one like this in my searches, I did find a couple of similar ones, enough to decide my first guess of a lunch pail was correct.

 Detail of patina and construction.
 Vignette with a few of my favourites.
Butter press swan

January seems to be time for me to dig out some fresh vintage collectibles from their hiding places and make some new vignettes. I noticed I haven't touched a paint brush for weeks.


  1. I'm a big fan of Audrey. How nice she inspired you to put together that wonderful vignette! I makes me think of all the people who used those things in their lives. ~ Maureen

  2. LOVE your vintage things! I am off now to check out your latest blog discovery! I follow several I found through YOU!
    Hope you have a wonderful winter week!

  3. Hi Joy .. Love your favorites and how you have them displayed ... they would be mine too. Thanks for featuring my Barnwood shelf/spoon holder. I am very honored. So happy that you like it too. Blessing to you my friend.
    Audrey Z. at Timeless Treasures

  4. Love your 'oldies' and the swan butter press. I love vintage kitchen items.

  5. I'm from a kitchen gadget family, so the vintage kitchen things always excite me. That lunch pail and cup are SO neat. Bet they could tell some fun stories.

  6. What a great tin! They are so fun! And love the rustic kitchen. Thanks for sharing the great ideas!

  7. I love all of these goodies! Happy VTT!

  8. You have done very well in collecting different vintage things.

  9. Thanks so much for the link, I so enjoyed the visit to Timeless Treasures. :)

    I adore your vintage lunch pail. I've never seen one like it, so much fun and your vignette is so very charming - love love love your turquoise handled flatware, that's my favorite color.

    Happy VTT!

  10. Great images. Love the way those utensils are displayed.

  11. ohhh I love all things vintage.... that pail is such a treasure! :o) I love how you have everything displayed!!!! SO cool!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!
    jaime from crafty scrappy happy


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