Life in Newburgh on Ythan

By Talpa

Two tins, one new, one old

Two ornate tins. 

The tea caddy on the left is a modern reproduction of a design dating back to the 1950s, originally marketed by the tea company Thomas Martin of Long Island, New York. We received it, full of tea, as a Christmas gift last year.

The box on the right has a bit more age to it.The box, sadly now empty, contained chocolates made by Rowntree of York. It is made of tinplate painted with a scene of Japanese ladies standing and sitting under a cherry tree in an oriental garden. The tin belonged to my grandmother and dates from the early 1930s.

Hoarders rule!

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