Friday, 23 September 2011

Tin Mack

Many apologies for being away from Unmitigated England for so long. Hopefully normal service will be resumed from now on. To be going on with, how about this wonderful tin. I noticed it again at a dear friend's house a couple of weeks ago, and memories came back of often coveting it. "Don't even think about it" came the riposte as I stared at it again, wondering if it would fit in one of the capacious pockets of my poacher's coat. 'Delicious Beyond Description', as it says on the tin.

7 comments:

Sue said...

From the days long before the marriage with Rowntrees...what era do you think it is?

Peter Ashley said...

Mmm, that's a tough one Sue, but I would think early 1930s.

The Vintage Knitter said...

You can't beat a lovely old tin to brighten up a shelf. I covet a large 1930s Blue Bird toffee tin that lurks in my neighbour's shed, but my hints have fallen upon stony ground.

Peter Ashley said...

I had a Blue Bird toffee tin once. Perhaps it's the same one.

Stephen Barker said...

The father of a friend of mine had a tin for Babys Bottom tobacco that I was quite taken with. Glad to see you back safe and sound in Unmitigated England.

Peter Ashley said...

Thankyou Stephen, good to be back.

Wartime Housewife said...

About bloody time. Keep it up.