Vintage Picks For The Week – Country Store Tins

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our new series, Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

Today’s picks are brought to you by Linda at Selective Salvage

Turkey Brand Coffee Tin

What I Like About It: I love the graphics typically found on turn of the 20th century tins. The amount of work that went into embellishing disposable containers is amazing. In this case, the turkey actually looks dignified which is not the way turkeys are typically portrayed. 

How I Would Use It:  A collection of over-sized tins like this one would be a fun set of canisters in a contemporary kitchen. Suppose that would ruffle the turkey’s feathers to know he was being used as a pasta container? 

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Turkey Brand Coffee tin, circa early 1900’s. Offered by LiveAuctioneers.com

Tobacco Lunch Box Tin

What I Like About It: In addition to the unusual typography, the shape of this tin is great. Whoever thought of designing a tobacco tin to look like a working man’s lunch box was quite the clever marketeer, 100+ years ago.  

How I Would Use It:  This tin would make the perfect “odds & ends” collector on my desk. I’d never need to search through my desk drawers looking for paper clips, scotch tape & all those other things you can’t find when you need them.  It would also be a great place to stash those paper grocery store coupons that seem to go into hiding on your way out the door.  Lots of uses for this fun lunch box tin. 

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Warnick & Brown tobacco tin, circa 1910’s. Offered by Red Raven Collectibles on Etsy.

Kraft Chicken Feed Sign

What I Like About It: Metal advertising signs are hot these days, especially an example like this one that has color, shape & motif going for it. Seriously, who doesn’t like chickens?

How I Would Use It:  I’d add it to one of the open shelving units in my kitchen as a burst of color and a sure fire conversation starter. 

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Kraft farm feed sign, circa 1950’s. Offered by Recovered Relics on Etsy.

So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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