Posted 10 months ago
I don't know about you, but I love looking at random stuff in tins. I've had this little stash for many, many years, & it never fails to lift my spirits when I open the lid.
I bought the tin around 25 years ago...& it soon became a repository for all manner of odds & ends. There's a few earrings that belonged to my mother, broken bits of jewellery, bits of toys, even some glass eyes from old plush toys. Basically, those miscellaneous things that don't really fit in anywhere but are too charming to throw away. As a person who likes everything categorised & organised, this is a fun way of dealing with such "orphan" detritus. The buttons have their box, as do the buckles & beads & all the rest of more easily categorisable things. This one's for the leftovers, which are no less loved.
The tin is a late Victorian toffee tin with a reproduction of a popular Victorian portrait known as "The Red Boy".
Manufacturer's details on the back of the tin:
Made in England by A.S. Wilkin Ltd.
Newcastle On Tyne
Makers of Cremona & Red Boy Toffees.
Shout out to MALKEY, it's from your beloved home town...