Saturday, August 14, 2010

Collections: Thorne's Toffee Tins





This is one of my favourite collections, these toffee tins were made by Henry Thorne & Co. Limited of Leeds, England, and most date to the c1930's. Each of these tins have different variations; the image of 'SPOT' the dog and the little girl are different on each tin and some of the wording is embossed on others. I haven't tried a toffee yet, I think they still make them so I will track some down on our UK trip.

Yay its Saturday!.....Hope you have a wonderful weekend :) We are having a celebratory birthday dinner for our Father tonight...Happy Birthday Dad for Monday :)

p.s. Check out Alicia's blog @ Time Worn Style to see the photos of the first day of the Shabby Vintage Junk Extravaganza. Wow, it looks great!

11 comments:

vintage mum said...

great tins could this be something to do with Thorntons Toffee ? the only one I know which sound similar.
The VJE sounds wonderful wish I could come :)

Happy Birthday to your Dad from the U.K.

Cate x

theoldboathouse said...

Ohh I love tins...I like sweet tins best I must say they always have such sweet pictures, already checked out Alicia's blog also The pink Poodle has some great pics too. Have a wonderful day with your Dad, cheers Katherine

A Treasured Past said...

@vintage mum Hi Cate, thanks for the well wishes, we had a fab night.

I am pretty sure that Thornton and Thornes Toffee are different?

Tamara x

A Treasured Past said...

@theoldboathouse Hi Katherine, Dad saya thanks for the BD wishes :) Oh, I will have to go and check out Andrea's blog too :) Thanks, Tamara x

Annie said...

I love these tins too, I have seen them but usually in poor condition. I didn't realise there were all the variations.
Ann

Miss Eagle said...

Thank you for mentioning the SVH Extravaganza here in Melbourne. I am the Mum of Shelley (she hasn't got her blog set up yet) who also had a booth at SJV where we met Alicia, The Pink Poodle and everyone. It sounds like a great blogging and bonding time. All thanks to the wonderful Tamara whose blog is Shabby Vintage Junk. Good trading, grat swapsies!

Blessings and bliss
Brigid

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Thanks for the link hun! Really love all those toffee tins grouped together, they look fabulous, in fact they look so good I am going to be keeping an eye out for some now!!
alicia :0)

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi Tamara...thanks soo much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog..

OMG..i love love those tins...what a great display lot...they look awesome grouped together...

happy belated birthday to your dad...

xx andrea

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

Hey Tamara -- Thanks for your nice comment on our post; wish you could come sometime! LOVE the tins. I've been collecting Royal Family ones this summer. We've also got a cute group for sale right now -- common ones, but great for stashing stuff. Have a terrific week. xo

A Treasured Past said...

Hi Guys,thanks for stopping by! I have been offline for the past fews days, our internet has been down...argh. I'm odd to pop over to your blogs now. cheers, Tamara

oggy28 said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ranzino/396105262/in/faves-clydehouse/ For more info about Thornes, now sadly gone!