Wednesday What not: The vintage Tin

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Our designer Trisha Trixie let me in on her passion for vintage tins.  

I too have collected a few tins as I’ve found some handy uses for them and I love the vintage designs. So, I thought I would get Trixie and all you other vintage fans  started on thinking about  the tradition of collecting vintage tins.

History Lesson

Metal tins were developed in the 19th century.  They were created as the knowledge of germs was brought to light in Europe and America alike.  Cities were being reconstructed to be sure that less germs spread among the people.  New waterways were built to maintain clean water.  And so to came the metal tin to keep germs away from people’s food.  This why many of the tins you see are selling food and medicine.  



Of course, the idea of the metal tin provided many opportunities for advertising.  Lithography was developed and many of our art ideas stemmed from the metal tin.

Lithography provided the opportunity to reproduce materials over and over again.


Andy Warhol was very inspired by this medium.

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Tins showing History

One unique thing about tins is that they are not only marketing tools, but they also show what was happening throughout the time period they were used.  


I suppose this is why so many of us are drawn to the vintage tin.  There does become an issue of storage when one has so many tins.  Do any of you have suggestions for the storage of multiple tins?

I use mine to store buttons, thread, needles and all my what not.  How do you use your tins?  We’d love to hear about how you use your vintage tins.

Trisha Trixie Design

Of course we love all things apron and had to share this wonderful tin cover with you! As this women is resourceful like a Trisha Trixie Girl!  


Throwback Thursday: Back to Domestic Bliss

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Woman’s fulfillment and keeping her man happy, having a clean home and raising good children has been outdated until recently again. It seems everywhere I turn I am finding more and more retro minded women wanting to have this “Domestic Bliss” back in their lives. The women who once wanted it all now want to go back to simpler times and I am one of them.

Old style cooking, Martha Stewart and other cooking shows began to gain popularity once again. The love for the kitchen and cooking for your man exuded once again. Retro hairstyles, makeup, tools , trends, all of it started trending again.


The Retro Woman has the look of perfection even when it is not.


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As a fashion designer I love the Retro Woman and her style. I love that she wears aprons when cooking, baking and crafting. I love that she wants to take care of her man.

6a011279720aee28a40120a7ef61de970b-320wi I love that she wants to keep her house and home clean and tailored. I love the styles of hair do, the makeup she wears and the shoes and pearls to go with it!


Trisha Trixie Vintage Edit

I tend to be more of 1930s,40’s, 50s kind of gal but I am also a Mad Men lover and love the 60s even as wrought with confusion as it was. I love the fashion the style and the mix between the women and their roles in life and how they emulated themselves.


I want Throwback Thursday to be a walk, skip and a jump down memory lane. I want to showcase the images, cards, even the silliness of things like how were excited over getting a vacuum for a birthday gift!


Stay tuned for more info on the Retro Woman each week. Also follow us on Facebook to hear little tidbits, snips and snippets from time to time as well as a chance to see my Aprons and Apron Additions as they come to out to fit the Retro Woman in you!


Until Next Time,

XoXo~Trisha Trixie