Vintage 1950s Biscuit Tin with Handles Pink Camellia Flowers and Lilies of the Valley
Back in the 1950s, if you wanted to gift someone (or yourself!) a package of English biscuits, you would present them with a tin like this stuffed full of their favorite cocoa powder cookies laced with honey and molasses. Two gifts in one really, this tin could be repurposed later on for a handy carry case, a pretty storage box and even a petite picnic basket for a snack on the go.
Decorated with salmon pink camellia flowers and delicate lilies of the valley, this handy little helper is adorned with all sorts of hidden meanings. Camellia flowers represent love, adoration and longing when it comes to the language of flowers. Lilies of the Valley represent hope and happiness. In France, every May 1st bouquets of L.O.V. are given to friends and family to celebrate good luck for the coming year. Is it any wonder their acronym is one letter short of the word love?
From sweet treats to parcels of love and joy, this tin holds endless possibilities for joy. Fill it with your own batch of homemade cookies and gift it to your best pal. Or incorporate it into your decor and put it to work as a storage box for all sorts of collections, odds and ends, and items that need a bit of corraling. Or take it on a picnic with yourself and enjoy a mini break in the day. There's room enough in there for quite a few things. It fits a wine glass, cheese and crackers, fruit, a sandwich, a linen, a petite charcuterie board, a small salad - so many options!
Strong sturdy and in great working shape, the lovely thing about vintage tins like this are all the pretty and practical ways we can continue to cherish them decade by decade.
- Removable lid
- Moveable handles
- Colors include salmon pink, black, white, evergreen, yellow and grey
- Hard to find shape and pattern
In lovely vintage condition. The inside is very clean. There is just one area that has a rub mark on the side wall. The outside bears some light scratches and one small rust spot (measuring .5" inch x .5" inch) on the lid as expected with age. The handles are in great working condition and operate smoothly. The lid fits snug and secure against the base. Please see photos.
Measures 11" inches (length) x 8.25" inches (width) x 4.25" inches (height - base to top of lid) and weighs 1lb.
If you are looking for more black accent decor pieces for your space, this tin pairs beautifully with this vintage sugar jar.