As promised, before I pack them up for moving (?)- A few pictures of my Caffarel tin collection. This is just a dent in the whole collection! I wasn't even able to find the small ones. Some of these are not Caffarel but they're nice just the same:)
The green one on the left held cookies. It's from Venice. I wish the pictures were better:(
When I was little I would look at drawings in a children's book we had of cities around the world, it said that Venice didn't have cars, just boats. I thought that was pretty wonderful. We went a few years ago and only got to stay for an afternoon, but it was worth it, and I do hope to go back some day. It just seemed like the perfect, quaint little artist's island. We went in one store that was so perfect, a girl was hand sewing a project and she had old tins like these and "Steiff teddy bears" and neat things all around.I wish I had taken a picture.
Here are some closeups of some of my favorites...These are little tiny boxes.Just an inch or so:
and another with some gnomes:
"The milk can", I love the beehive...this one holds caramel and coffee flavored candies...
I bought most of these in Italy. Every time we stop the car I find the nearest bakery or candy shop!
Well I must go and deliver my 'See's' to my customers before school gets out.
Have a great day!