Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Tin Collector

My tin collection has grown this Christmas. Long after the taste of butter cookies, chocolate biscuits and English toffees has been forgotten, these beautifully designed tin boxes remain, containing my little knick knacks - buttons, ribbons, pencils, photos and all kinds of odds and ends.

Christmas tin boxes are mainly European and traditional. One of my favourites this season is based on the song - The 12 days of Christmas. The lyrics of the song are captured brilliantly in pictures and what's more, the partridge in a pear tree takes centre stage on the box. I love the fairy one too with its almost stain glass art nouveau effect while the box of Farrah's toffees (right at the top) has a classic English design. And yes ! The biscuits and sweets taste lovely too.

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