Thursday, January 14, 2016

tin pan alley

I have plans for these lovely metal elements 


there's something about the old aluminum


I just love it


is it that it's just  N O T  plastic?


or could it be the promise it still keeps:
 "to last forever?"


lasting so long that it is now hopelessly homely?


and completely corny?



6 comments:

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Beautiful! Peanut butter used to come in a tin can? Amazing! And I can see that it says only peanuts and salt. With the introduction of plastic, our food also started being contaminated with fillers. A shame indeed. Enjoy playing with your lovely tins. Have a great Friday!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was just yesterday given two old tins, so I look forward to seeing what you do with yours. They will rust out before their days-gone-by beauty and charm stop shining through.

Elizabeth said...

I can't wait to see what wonderful thing you come up with!

Connie said...

Oh, I know what you mean about "Not Plastic". Everything these days is plastic, from peanut butter jars to politicians. When will it stop! Your collection is adorable and I would love to see how you display them . . . I especially like the Peanut Butter Can :)
Have a lovely day!
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Marvelous pieces, just seeing them in a bit of collection. Yes, not plastic I guess. Patina, well used and kept. xox

Jill said...

Great pieces of oldness!