Saturday, August 28, 2010

Black and White and Tins All Over



Old metal molds...tin, pewter and zinc... have such an appealing patina.
...some silvery, some dull and tarnished...
...some rusty.
I love them all!



These were found at a thrift store this week...





This old glass container was used to store cheese at one time.
I have it on the counter filled with old glass eggs.











Black and white quail eggs sit in old glass jars ...
... I love how they look with my old tins and molds.



I hope you are having a relaxing and calm weekend.

The weather has been incredibly beautiful...
blue skies, cool evenings...
...the last few days of August at the lake.
All is well.
:)

41 comments:

Gert said...

Oh how lovely...I too think the quail eggs look amazing in the glass containers! Glad you are enjoying your time at the lake!

Blessings...
xoxo Gert

trash talk said...

The colors in this post seem to reflect your mood...serene.
I love the old molds especially the aspic ones and if they are a little rusty...all the better! Now what exactly would have been made in the fish shaped ones?
Debbie

Burlap Luxe said...

Awwww! thank you Laura,
you are a lady to love, and most of all your postings are filled with treasures that would fit right at home in my sanctuary place :)

I too love your Sanctuary place, peaceful, soulful and inviting to all of us who visit.

Keep INSPIRING us all.
xx
Dore

Beatnheart said...

you have an impecable eye and a real gift for finding the good stuff...

Tina said...

Love your vignette - lovely!

Diane said...

It's beautiful here too, Laura. Just warm enough all day and chilly tonight - good sleeping weather.

All of your tin pieces are wonderful. My eye is always drawn to these homely, ordinary items too, especially kitchen ware.

Diane

Nancy's Notes said...

Now, those are absolutely awesome tin treasures. I don't have a favorite, I love them all! How wonderful it must be to have a cool evening, we are not close to having that in Texas.

Enjoy your precious time at the lake.

Nancy

north pal said...

that pudding tin (i think that's what it is) is such a dream. at least is my latest hunt. as usual grat finds. Bestest,Denise

Beach House Living said...

I like the covered molds and managed to find one in not the best shape last summer but I still like it anyway. They are something I never see. Enjoy all your fun finds.

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Love these and even more in your creative vignettes!

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

Laura...you always manage to make ordinary look extraordinary, utility look artful! What an eye you have. I so enjoy your blog and your great photography. Thanks! :-)
**Tami

Andrea said...

I love it ... oh the thrift store is the best!

Sarah said...

You make the simpliest things look extraordinary. I always feel inspired when I see your photos. Your cheese crock reminded me that we once had one of these, but have no idea what happened to it. Love the tin molds. The fish are my favorite! ~ Sarah

* French at Heart * said...

~*~I LOVE your tins and especially love the red opener thingy.. ;) Beautiful display~*~* Glad you are enjoying your weekend..Blessings,Rachel~*~*

manon 21 said...

j'aime ces vieux moules que je chine aussi..ceux pour les glaces sont charmants.
Ici le ciel est bleu aussi mais c'est comme toi les derniers jours dans la maison de Provence.
Bonne semaine Laura.


Manon

TinyBear said...

Love your old tins - great collaction.
Thanks for sharing
~ Tina

Anitra Cameron said...

What a great collection! I'd never had thought of collecting old tin, but it looks great, really elegant.

Rummet för välbefinnande said...

So many treasures you have! Like the old glass container with eggs in it. And off course the other things to.
Wish you a nice sunday!
Mia

Georgia's simplyprettythings said...

you own he most beautiful things. The quail eggs look fantastic. As do the old tins.

Boxwood Cottage said...

Oh Laura what beautiful finds and I totally covet that gorgeous wooden mantle!!!
Your collection of tins in shades of gray looks awesome alltogether!
Happy Sunday!
Carola x

It's me said...

It is still raining here.......but teh sun try it now......beautiful stuff !! Laura...i like your style you know !! happy sunday....love Ria...

Rozmeen said...

Hi,

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.
Now I have discovered your beautiful blog and I am your newest follower.

Wishing you a lovely sunday!
Hugs,
Rozmeen

Olive Cooper said...

Laura, they are special. I really like the little fish one. Happy Sunday! olive♥

Nieneke said...

Wow, i love it!

Val said...

amazing collection!love these materials and colours!
val

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

You have a beautiful collection of tin and I love the old glass jars with the eggs. ~~Sherry~~

Jamie said...

Beautiful finds

C.J. said...

love these! I am a vintage black and white sort of a gal, thanks!

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Linda said...

I love this whole look~ so graphic and beautiful...

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

How can it be that one mans rubbish is another mans treasure; zinc and tin so appealing and big business at the moment. Great honest and poetic images...

Beatnheart said...

thank you so much for your visit and comment.. It means so much to me. Cynthia

Rosemary said...

Love it Laura!
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend,
xo,
Rosemary

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Beautiful collection of tins and glass jars! I can't believe you found all those tins at a thrift shop. You have a great eye!
Patricia :o)

Jackie said...

Ohh, the fishes mold! Is it for candy? And is the thing with the red handle a bottle opener? How about the loaf mold? Would you say for bread? For pound cake? Very, very nice all...
jackie
bliss farm antiques

Katsui Jewelry said...

Very calming, Laura.
Thanks for the lovely pictures.
Suz

Evi said...

it all looks so wonderful, makes me somewhat
sad, that I parted with so much of mine.
I do get carried away with my downsizing.
But I certainly can enjoy all your wonderful finds.
That shelf looks very familiar. Is it the one you puchased when we were all together at your house?
I love that shelf!!! The tins really look special on it.
Enjoy your family weekend,
your Mom is in our prayers,
hugs, Evi

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Enjoy the last days at the lakehouse.
The weather sure has changed for the better!
x
Carole

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Hi Laura,

What a lovely collection, they make such a wonderful statement grouped together. I love the patina! Great post!

How on earth have I not discovered your blog before now? It's wonderful!

Question for you...what is that image on your sidebar with the initials LA? Is it something you have for sale?

LaurieAnna

paperbird said...

I love your collections- the eggs look wonderful in the vintage jars.

Kim Klassen said...

such a lovely flow of images.. so beautiful...
xxo, kim

Maison Douce said...

Oh, my goodness, your collection is to die for...!!!! Love, love, love all the tins!!!
isabel