Not too long ago on a thrifting round I spied a bright, cheerful tin hanging out with a bunch of old tools and things.
Maybe it was the ‘Campfire’ label that suggested a fit, but to me it looked out of place among the rusty grit and grime of the others.
So I pulled it off the shelf to take a closer look.
Marshmallows. Who knew marshmallows once came in a tin? Along with a ‘Tested and Approved’ Good Housekeeping Institute seal of approval to boot! No wonder this tin didn’t belong in the grimy group!
A little digging confirmed the tin originated in Montreal, and was manufactured by Walter M. Lowney Co. Limited – as in Lowney’s the maker of all things candy, chocolates ‘n yummy, sweet treats! According to the Canadian Museum of Civilization this particular tin dates back to no earlier than 1930, and no later than 1940. I love it when dates are so precise!
Here’s another look at the sweet marshmallow tin.
I didn’t leave it behind, but I didn’t bring it home for me, either. My friend, Heather loves yellow, and was on the hunt for a cool, old tin so I decided to pass this one on to her. I figured orange was part of the happy yellow family, and the label more than made up for the rest!
Here’s how she utilized the tin.
And this is the nice little note she sent with the photo above.
I LOVE my marshmallow tin. It fits all those awkward sewing supplies that don’t fit in my little tins (e.g. the one on the right), like fabric pens and tall stuff and scissors. I haven’t come close to filling it yet.
Thank you Sheila!!!
And this is what treasure seeking is all about. I love it when outings end like this!
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I hope you had a really great Easter weekend!
Photographs by Sheila Zeller unless otherwise stated.