Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Tin of Treasures

I have been meaning to share a gift my husband and I received at Christmas time from his mother, Virginia.
At first glance it looks like an old tin, not too fancy.  My mother in law knows that I like tins, there are several around our house.  I will share some pictures of just a few of the many.

So when I first saw this is was drawn to it and wanted to see what was inside

When we opened the tin we found 3 razors

The razors belonged to my husbands father, grandfather and great grandfather.  I don't know anyone who uses this kind a razor these days, do you?

Then came the buttons and  buckles
more buttons and buckles

I wish I had taken a picture of my grandson Landon helping me go through them and oohing and aahing at all of the colors and shapes.  It reminded me of the hours I spent playing with my grandmothers button tin.

Then we found this!

 It is one of our wedding favors. 

 We actually wrapped some kind of cake in foil and put it inside the bell, whatever is left of it is still inside.  I don't think I have seen a wedding favor quite like ours for many years.  I guess it held up pretty well for 38 plus years.  I am not planning to check the cake out though.

We had fun with the tin and I will enjoy using the buttons or just taking them out to look through with our grandchildren.



  1. That was so precious. Your MIL must be quite a lady.

  2. Oh my gosh--this is purely amazing!!! And that bell looks brand-new!!! Aren't these the most precious gifts ever? WOW!!!!

  3. What neat treasures! I love old tins, and I have a collection Christmas tins. I also love the buttons.

  4. Oh, talk about the best gift ever....I love treasure boxes....So, you won't be having that cake on your 39th anniversary?!


  5. Love, love, love! I would not be able to part with any of this since it is so personal. The buckles at wonderful.What a great gift!

  6. I loved seeing the Arbuckle's Tin. I have some old lovely spoons my Grandmother gave me. She said they came in Arbuckle's Coffee. The spoons are beautiful.

  7. such a terrific gift, a complete treasure!

  8. Wow...what a gift! I love everything you found in the tin, as well as the tins. Those are some awesome buttons. That is so neat that one of your wedding favors was still in cool! It does look like it held up well....all but the!

  9. I have an antique tin from my grandmother, and in it was a gaudy kaleisdoscope! I love it. It also had a dog eared 1st edition of Longfellow poems in it.