Friday, February 10, 2012

I Heart Tart Tins


One paper sack full of old tart tins.

Some are marked "Sweden".

Some say, "Made in W. Germany".

A few had a bit of rust.
All of them needed a good scrubbing.

Tin....beautiful tin.

Tomorrow Dad is taking me to a giant yard sale 
in the Weeki Wachee parking lot...
...home of the world famous Mermaids!

I wonder what I will find?

Hope you have a fun weekend!


Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

What an awesome find!

White Ironstone Cottage said...

so cool love the black and white pics

Amy Burzese said...

A bag full . . . What a great find!

Dixie said...

I have some rusty tins from France.. haven't decided what to do with them... I've had them about 3-years.. so what will you do with yours...

Weeki Wachee since I was in middle school... about 45 years ago! The mermaids performed "Wizard of Oz"... what a wonderful memory you've stirred up in me! Have a fund day with Dad and the mermaids!

blessings. Dixie

Chris said...

Hi Laura, what a fabulous find. I remember those from way back. We even had some that we would make blancmange set in, in all different shapes. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Kelly said...

Oh wow, these are treasures indeed! What a lovely silver.


Kate said...

What a terrific find!!! You could do so much with them the wow. I love when I find something so versatile. Have a great weekend


judi said...

what a great find! love the sparkle it gives off in the bowl. you must be in florida girlfriend...lucky you! i'm so jealous that your're where its warm while going to wonderful flea markets & sales! i can't wait for the garage sales and fleas start up around here again.
have a great weekend.

Peace said...

I recently found a treasure bag full of tart tins & jello molds too! I think it is the year of the tins, and I am fine with that! :OD

Florence said...

I love those tins. I will have to look at those closer when I see them. I have bought some along the way already. Hope you have a great day junking. Florence

Barbara Jean said...

oh I'm drooling over all those tart tins.
so many great uses!!
barbara jean

Rustic Vintage Country said...

What a find, I so wish I could find a sack of these. Suzy

Rose Garden Malevik said...

Hi Laura
really cool photos :)
many grat uses there :)
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Unknown said...

I just got some of those too...yours have a very lovely patina!

Susy said...

Wish they could talk ~ think of the stories they could tell (:

Andi's English Attic said...

Sorry but your post has brought out my British Carry-On sense of humour and I have to do this; 'A sack full of tarts'? Oo-er missus!

Right, now that's out of the way - An exciting find. Must have been very satisfying cleaning them up.
Have a great time at Weeki Wachee. xx

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hey those tins. I've slowly accumulated quite a collection myself.

Have fun at the sale. wow, Weeki Wachee sure brings back memories!

Hope to see ya soon,

Homeroad said...

Laura I found the same stash of old tins, some were hearts, round, oval, etc... I love them! I made a few projects from them that will be posting next week at Homeroad.
Great find!

JunkStuffTreasures said...

The tins are lovely! Let us know how today's shopping went!

Di@Cottage-Wishes said...

So much fun you are having with your dad! I miss the times when my dad would come over for coffee. Enjoy those times and make sure someone takes your picture together during those fun trips!!! Di@cottage-wishes

Okio B Designs said...

Love, love, love those tins! What a great find!


trash talk said...

I say one sackful of lovely!
P.S. How can you not find something at a sale with a name like that?

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Love them...perfect for Valentines Day:) Headed to the flea market tomorrow and maybe an estate sale today. Hoping for some treasures too.
Happy Weekend

W. theAntiquesLovers said...

Really nice tins Laura!! you can bake lot's and lot's of bisquit with!!! wish i could came with you and your Dad!! Have Fun!!

Cheryl said...

Great stash of tins you found!
How lucky can a gal get?
Have fun with dad today and hope you find some great goodies!

All Seasons said...

Wow, this looks great and so mutch !!!

Enjoy your weekend
Hugs from Holland

Bliss said...

I "heart" your tart tins!


Cottage and Broome said...

Looks like you are still having fun, love the heart molds! Happy V day, Laura

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

Oh, I heart 'em, too.
Have a loving Valentine's Day.
dawne said...

What a great find. What you going to do with them? Can't wait to see what you buy from the sale:) You have one great Dad, don't you:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Great awesome finds!!

All Things Chic 2 said...

Very first time on your blog...It's amazing!!!Love it all,your style is beautiful...I invite you to check out my new blog!!!Blessings Lori

Tina said...

Great find. Love old tart tins too

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

A bagful of tart tins! I'm in awe! I heart tart tins and have mine outside trying to get the rust you scrubbed off! LOL. Cindy

jacklynn4 said...

I hope things go swimmingly, hee hee hee.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Your Dad sure knows the way to your heart!

Low Tide High Style said...

Beautiful images of your cool tins. I am drawn to old tins too, and would love to find a few more muffin tins to add to my collection! Have fun at the sale.

Kat :)

Vintage Home said...

F A B U L O U S !

LizlovesVintage said...

Hi Laura,
Weeki Wachee is that in Silver Springs? That sounds so familiar to me. What great tins! I vision many projects coming soon from you, with these beautiful tins. After all, you have so much free time. Ha, Ha. Lucky Girl!! Thanks for your sweet comment Friend. My creativity is like a roller coaster these days. Hubby says, " What are you doing now?" They don't get it do they? And never will!
Have a great week. Looking forward to the Weeki finds!
Happy Valentine's Day :)
xxoo Liz

BailiwickStudio said...

What a lovely find! ::Jill

Unknown said...

Sweet find..
Thanks for sharing.

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

What a treasure! Love the photos in back and white, they look so aged.

Happy Valentine's Day


Burlap Luxe said...

I am glad these hearts went to a beautiful heart!

Thank you for sharing your passion for tin and the soul that is in the beautiful photos.

I am having a French Theatre giveaway! come visit

Valentine Love!

Boxwood Cottage said...

Love that you found vintage German heart shaped tins!
Dear Laura I'm wishing you a very happy Valentine's day today! I know it can only be wonderful spending it at Evi's home who sure will spoil her friends again with lovely decorations, handmade treats and yummy food. I'm sitting here sick with a cold but in spirit I'll be there with all of you!
xoxo~ Carola

Unknown said...

You make everything looks so beautiful Laura! I wish I know about that yard sale. Did you find any treasures??

Faded Plains said...

I love anything tin too...and your tart tins are great!

Marianne said...

I like tins as well specially the one that remind me of my mum's "Madeleines"
I would like to know how what camera are you using to capture these gorgeous shots ~ I am working on macro at the moment with a 'cheapy' camera and I think it is time that I invest on something more decent...
so thanks for letting me know

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Laura, I grew up in central Florida and loved Weeki Wachee as a child. I always wanted to be one of their mermaids! I love the tart tins. Hugs, Sherry

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

LOVE those adorable little tins.. I think I'd better start watching for a few too. I think I NEED them. :-)