Thursday, February 22, 2007

Vintage Talc Tins


In my bathroom I have a collection of vintage talc tins and toiletries. Last week I was lucky enough to add to my collection - I bought this pretty 'Gardenia and Sweet Pea' tin from my friend Clare's new website. It arrived beautifully packed in pink tissue with a lavender sachet attached.
I have an old glass fronted cabinet in which to display my treasures.

Well two actually...!!

And all of the toiletries that we use everyday are hidden away in a cupboard under the sink!

38 comments:

  1. Oh Niki, How gorgeous! You beat me to it on the tin of talc, I saw it on Clare's site and realised it was sold! Love the cabinets and the arrangements - you clever thing!

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  2. I love your cabinets, those tins look great in them.
    I just wish I had the space in my house for more dressers so that I could start another collection....... I need to move...
    right now!

    Best wishes Ginny

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  3. NIKI,
    What a nice collection. Makes me mad at myself, I had several tins years ago and decided on a cleaning spree that I didn't want them anymore. I have learned since to be more careful with my decision making while cleaning.
    I took a peak at CLARE'S site, you are right, lots of good stuff, really enjoyed my visit there.
    NANCY JO

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  4. Nikki, your home is always beautiful...love the tins and they look gorgeous displayed in your cabinets.

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  5. Oh, what a true joy to see this collection -- I love vintage tins & powders, but my collection is waaaaaay smaller than yours.
    What are the little bottles with the doll heads? Perfume? (If I squinted really hard, it looks like they are named "Miss Rose, Miss Gardenia", etc.) They are absolutely charming!!

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  6. What a charming room! I love your glass front cabinet holding your treasures and towels.

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  7. I am loving those vintage talcum tins!! so yummy.

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  8. Niki - this must be the day of "glass fronted cupboards"... I posted my kitchen cupboard today! Mine is chock full of STUFF... yours makes so much more sense and is absolutely GORGEOUS! Care to cross the pond and do your magic with my cupboards?! =)

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  9. Wow, so delicate!!!! I love and specially your nice cupboard. Just yesterday I displayed my soaps collection in my little bathroom

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  10. Those are so lovely! But my husband would complain (as he does about the kitchen) that there are too many decorative things taking up space, while the useful ones are hidden away. :)

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  11. BEAUTIFUL! You get the nod of the week for your Beautiful Things!

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  12. OKAY, so I want to burn eveything I own

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  13. Ooooooooooooooooooh, I'm JEALOUS =) How lovely! Debbie =)

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  14. I enjoyed so much seeing the glass front cabinet with the marvelous display. Lovely!

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  15. Hi Becca,
    Yes, they are indeed perfume bottles (Unfortunately, one is missing) probably from the 1930's, as they are based on little flapper girls! They came from America.

    Thank you everyone for your kind comments.
    Niki. x

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  16. What a wonderful display, so much prettier than toiletries these days. This is one area where "repros" would be welcome.

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  17. Niki those cabinets look gorgeous. Wish I had space in my bathroom to show off all the pretty stuff and have the everyday things hidden away!

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  18. Hi Niki,

    Your bathroom is a dream!
    Congratulations.

    x

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  19. Your bathroom and your tin collection is so pretty.
    -Robin

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  20. Hi Niki,

    I see the new addition looks right at home in your bathroom! You have some really lovely things and I could spend forever looking at them.

    Thank you for the link by the way!

    Clare x

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  21. Love the lace shelf edging!

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  22. How lovely! Niki you have such a magic touch when it comes to gorgeous displays and decorating. I just discovered Clare's shop and it is wonderful. Everything I wanted was sold out already but perhaps someday I'll make it in time. Have a super weekend.

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  23. NIKI.....YOU ARE KILLING ME!!!
    I cannot get over how GORGEOUS all of this is...
    I think you have now started me onto a new collection....
    WOW!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!
    Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

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  24. NIKI.....YOU ARE KILLING ME!!!
    I cannot get over how GORGEOUS all of this is...
    I think you have now started me onto a new collection....
    WOW!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!
    Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

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  25. I know if I went in to your bathroom I would be in their an hour just looking at all your wonderful things.

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  26. Your bathroom looks really wonderful with all those nice things!

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  27. Well! You've done it again! I am speechless at how beautiful your home is!!! Love everything!!!

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  28. Allison6:57 pm

    Those cabinets filled with your vintage toiletries are gorgeous! I love it so much. It's just lovely.

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  29. oh so beautiful
    where OH where do you buy shelf liners like that???

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  30. Niki,I just love these photo's of your cabinets!It made me wish for more space in my house.

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  31. I could look at your cabinets filled to the brim with all of your treasures for ages Niki *sigh* and even your bathroom is gorgeous, I love the contrast between the old white painted wood and the modern wash bassin!

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  32. What lovely items to collect...I love your display!

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  33. These pictures look so beautiful I'm very very envious of your bathroom!! I need some vintage talc tins now (and one of those gorgeous cabinets to display them in) oh, and a much bigger bathroom!!

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  34. nikki
    tell me about the scollped edging in one of your cabinets what is it a table cloth edge or paper
    its lovely
    carol

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  35. Hi and thank you for your comments.
    To the two lovely ladies who have asked about my shelf edging.
    I bought them a couple of years ago from a dealer who buys from France. They are vintage French and are very thin paper. (They are now actually beginning to fade in the light!)
    If you have a copy of 'The French Inspired Home' by Kaari Meng, the same shelf edgings in red, can be seen on page 22.
    You could create something similar by printing a design on the computer, or cutting up wrapping paper...
    Hope this helps, Niki.x

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  36. Elizabeth, The Netherlands6:41 pm

    Oh... i'm jealous! What a great collection!! They look so sweet and delicate. I already have a colection of collections but there's always room for more! Love to read your blog!

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  37. Hi Nikki! I just stumbled across your blog as I was doing a search on vintage tins. You decorate so beautifully! I am so wowed by your bathroom! I will definitely bookmark your site and come back!

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Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx