I love to fill my house with beautiful things. To me a thing of beauty is an object that has a past. That tells me about its history, where it has been, what it was used for. I like to imagine the places where it was used, the people who have touched it.
I found these tins on a huge antique market just before closing time. The stall owner was already packing them away when I spotted them.
I fell in love with them then and there. The man let me have them for a few bucks. I think he was glad he didn't have to take them back!
There where many beautiful and spectacular antique objects to be found on this flea market, but the little scruffy tins were my favourite things!