Month: February 2013

The Green Fairy

The Green Fairy

Recently Jon and I spent an evening with the ferocious Green Fairy, or as absinthe is also often referred to as: ‘Death in the Afternoon’. Yeah, she’s no tinkerbell. The last time I drank absinthe I had to be carried out of  a Barcelona bar, oblivious to […]

Friday’s Featured Item – Retro Vintage Beach Bag with Travel Print

Friday’s Featured Item – Retro Vintage Beach Bag with Travel Print

  Price: £17 This wonderful bag looks like it was once bought as possibly a souvenir, or as a child’s bag for going on holiday or perhaps a beach bag. The pattern of travel labels and stamps looks like it could be either 1950’s or […]

Our Home

Our Home

Jon is a collector of musical instruments, coats, things that make sounds and bits that you never know where to put because they are impossible to categorise. I am a collector of tins, boxes, suitcases, colours, small things that collect dust, postcards, old photos, books, lists, notepads… I probably add a new category to my ‘collections’ every other afternoon. It is occasionally baffling yet most of the time immensely exhilarating.

Here we have a collection of photos of our current home…

At the moment our home is one room. It is the space where we sleep, watch films, run the Tin Cup shop (photographing, posting and packaging), have a drink, lay out some cheese with chutney,  plan future adventures and shuffle through piles of National Geographic magazines. Fitting everything we own (including two cats) into one room is an ever developing jigsaw puzzle, but I like to think of it as brain exercise. I feel safe surrounded by my ‘things’, like an armour of treasures (the scary old Junk Lady in Labyrinth springs to mind).

I think my obsession with belongings is based on communicating with the past. I can talk to my grandmother through the authors and books that she loves, I can love my mother and father through the records that they have collected, hearing their parties and slow evenings. And to be perfectly honest, holding on to so many pieces of the past that I feel are memories that do not belong to me.

Any thoughts?

Java x

Behind the Scenes?

Behind the Scenes?

Here you have it… the ‘exclusive’  Tin Cup Vintage behind the scenes shots! (because clearly, you have been waiting with bated breath) From these photos I deduce that: 1) Parasols should have a far more prominent position than which I usually endow them with. 2) […]

Friday’s Featured Item – 1970’s Retro Vintage Tupperware Box, Bright Yellow!

Friday’s Featured Item – 1970’s Retro Vintage Tupperware Box, Bright Yellow!

  Price: £9.50 A bright 1970’s Tupperware box for your lunch at work or as an addition to your picnic set. The brightness of the yellow makes me want to cook even more colourful food to put in it! Made in Great Britain by Tupperware […]

Valentine’s Day Discount Code at Tin Cup Vintage!

Valentine’s Day Discount Code at Tin Cup Vintage!

 

Will you be one of Tin Cup Vintage’s Valentines? From now until Monday morning 18th of Feb at 9am GMT, enter the coupon code LOVE14 and receive a 14% discount on your order (excluding postage).

Click on ‘shop’ above to see our lovely treasures. Spread the love! x

 

View our coupons here.

Humphrey, Jon and I.

Humphrey, Jon and I.

It snowed again today. Jon, Humphrey and I went out pruning amongst the vines and we took some photos with my pocket camera (hence the dodgy quality). Humphrey quickly lost interest once she realised there was no food at the end of the row of […]

Friday Night Cocktail…French 75 (with crushed hail stones)

Friday Night Cocktail…French 75 (with crushed hail stones)

This cocktail is a bit special. One, because it is delicious and a lot of fun, and two because it contains some rather special hail stones. I shall explain. Last August, there was a freak storm over the vineyard. It rained and it hailed, damaging […]

Friday’s featured item – Autumn/Winter 1960’s MadMen Style Suit

Friday’s featured item – Autumn/Winter 1960’s MadMen Style Suit

 

Price £16.00

1960’s French skirt suit. Photos do not do the vibrant, deep colour justice of this gorgeous suit; it’s a real show-stopper. Very Joan Holloway, MadMen, perfect for work, job interview and weddings.

Made in France

Jacket:

Condition: Bottom button of jacket is slightly flattened, practically invisible.

Material: Wool
Size: 50 French, 20-UK, 18-US.
Arm holes: 18 inches
Waist: 35 inches
Length of Garment: 26 inches
Bust: 36 inches

Skirt:

Condition: Small mended hole in bottom left corner of skirt, hardly visible.
Material: Wool
Size: 50 French, 20-UK, 18-US.
Waist: 36
Hips: 44
Length: 25

Model is size 10/12 and suit is pinned to fit.

I use Priority post from Fance, as this keeps it as cheap as possible for you. It can take between 1-2 weeks depending on where you are. If you would like it to reach you earlier, please let me know and we can arrange an alternative!

If you have any questions please contact me!

How €15 Can Practically Buy You a Garden

How €15 Can Practically Buy You a Garden

Yesterday Jon and I went out on our favourite weekly expedition: first to the post office to send Tin Cup Vintage items to their new owners and then to the local second hand market/junk shop/Aladdin’s Cave of treasures waiting to be found. And here’s what […]