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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday – Tole Container


This post is part of Vintage Thingies Thursday, sponsored by Lisa, the Apron Queen.

Wow…I almost forgot about VTT today. But just in time, I thought to share this old container I bought at a local thrift shop. It is black tin with gilt decoration.

It is stencilled with gilt roses on the black ground.


It seems to be a homemade example of toleware

I bought it to go along with this gilt stencilled black wood mirror in the guest bathroom. Nearby is a black wrought iron candelabra that I got eons ago with S&H stamps. Black items help to anchor the décor.

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12 comments:

ellen b said...

The container is a great find Carrie. I love using black frames too. Glad you remembered VTT

Charlotte said...

S & H Green stamps. I remember them well. We got a lot of stuff with them eons ago. Blue Chip stamps were big where we lived too. I did a lot of licking and pasting in those days. Black frames are really "in" now. Black ones and white ones.

eileen said...

Wonder what that container is for? I have a similar one, and it is tallish so I think it should be for umbrellas, but it has a lid, so that is out. I like your black one.. nice find!

sista #2 said...

I had one years ago...I thought it was a bathroom trashcan...so that's where it went!!!

love it :)


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Elizabeth said...

Toleware seems to be coming into its own as a collectible. My mom had serving trays and a similar trashcan, as well as furniture. I really like the black and gold, I think it looks great in your bathroom.

Beth Ann said...

That is just gorgeous! I wold love to see your bathroom with it all in it! Sounds lovely!

Carrie said...

Eileen, I think it is a small trash can. I used it as a container for dried flowers or plants.

Her Shabbiness said...

I really like that container. It's very pretty and I would probably use it for a bathroom trash can too. But a nice house plant might look great in it also.

Coloradolady said...

THat is a cute container, it would be cute in the kitchen to hold cooking spoons, etc. Great find with this one.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I love the tole container. What a great find! I don't know what s&h stamps are, but I remember blue chip stamps. I used to love to help my mom or dad lick the stamp and fill up the books. We got some great stuff that way.

The Apron Queen said...

Love your Toleware. I collect Ransburg myself. Thanks for sharing.

Jewelgirl said...

The gold on black Toleware is very
pretty a great find. I would enjoy
it in my home, I like black accent
pieces like the frames also!