Sunday, September 25, 2011


The winner of last week's giveaway is:
(Anne, please send me a quick email at eightfootsix (at) hotmail (dot) com)
I have taken stock of my growing hoard of treasures tucked into every recess of our home, and decided to clear out a few odds and ends.  Therefore, SEPTEMBER IS GIVEAWAY MONTH!  I will hold a draw for something small each Friday (or Sunday) during September - Five Fridays, five draws, five small things.  Tiny things that are easy to ship (I hope). 

Item number four is a junktique from the Paris Flea Market at Vanves.  A golden yellow bonbon tin, 4 1/4" diameter, 2" tall
I was digging through a pile of worn out stuff casually dumped on the sidewalk by a dealer, when I inspected this tin, and then put it down again.  I found a stack of tiny saucers I loved, and bargained with my poor french and best smile.  After I dropped 1.5 Euro into his outstretch hand, the dealer picked up the tin and put it into my bag along with the saucers! (I think my smile worked slightly better than my french on the older guys!) 
I have never tried opening the tin, I think you need a screw driver, and a bit of elbow grease.  I thought it would look nice on a shelf somewhere, but the truth is, I have quite a few things, and very few shelves. the spirit with which it was handed to me, I pass it along to you, for a smile!  Give it a good home!

This giveaway is sponsored by: ME...because you guys are awesome!  To enter:

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Check back next Friday to see if you won!

Good Luck!


  1. I love the colour yellow (beautiful photo by the way). I have the perfect spot for this tin!

  2. This is so cute! I love the colour and I'm willing to get more shelves ;)

  3. This is lovely! I'd use it to store my friend gave me a tea tin from London, but it's already overflowing with buttons!

  4. Count me in on this one! I love old tins! I still owe you an email for the owl so I"ll do that right now! Love the backyard too! It looks amazing!

  5. Soooo cute, and my favourite colour!

  6. This is so cute! I love it stacked with your books :)

  7. C'est tres mignon. I would be happy to give it a home.

  8. I could find a nice place for this lovely gem in our new home!

  9. Just looking at this we actually see we have common literature preferences! Awesome. =) And love the tin, of course.

  10. Would be perfect in my kitchen!

  11. One for Sharon

  12. One for Marion

  13. And one for Tara!