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July 10, 2011

Tin Book

Because I’ve never stopped regretting not buying the book-shaped teapot I saw in England four years ago, there was not a moment of hesitation before I bought this book-shaped baking tin today. (I will admit, there have been moments of hesitation since. I have a feeling that collecting decorative baking tins is the beginning of a slippery slope to somewhere horrible, but alas, now it’s mine.) It’s a wide open recipe book, and the sides of the tin are the pages. I kind of absolutely love it, and it also means I can retire the baking tin upon which is printed a picture of Santa Claus looking like Satan.

I bought the tin at Madeleines, where we’d stopped in for our favourite watermelon sherbet en-route to the wading pool this afternoon. And after our successful wading pool sojourn, lovely Harriet (as usual) screamed the entire way home…

6 thoughts on “Tin Book”

  1. “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”
    — William Morris

    I think you’ve hit the jackpot here…

  2. Melwyk says:

    I love decorative tins (probably have a few too many) but don’t have one as lovely as this!

    1. Kerry says:

      Very grateful for the tin support. I was just imagining my daughter having to sell it at a yardsale after I die, but I’m feeling much better now.

  3. m says:

    That tin is fun and will be perfect for bringing cookies to book-related events!

    Also, if you’re lucky, you’ll have a grandchild who will have a love of your tins, for kitch or nostalgia value. Or you can promise yourself that when you hit 70/80/90 that you’ll sell them on whatever the equivalent of ebay will be at the time and make a tidy sum.

  4. Lisa says:

    So jealous! May you have many years of bookish enjoyment with tin and teapot.

  5. Abby says:

    Very cute! I also love decorative tins, they are so handy. We have a double decker bus shaped one from M&S that holds our cookie cutters x

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