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Sunny Tennis Sunday

Sunny Tennis Sunday

It’s sunny in July! In the North West of England, this usually makes headlines… In honour of the sun we hung up Toni’s bunting, popped open the fizz and darted in and out of the house to keep an eye on whether Andy Murray was […]

Procrastination with Biscuits

Procrastination with Biscuits

Am I taking photos of food, eating food, thinking about food, admiring Jon’s wrapping skills and checking my twitter/facebook feed instead of updating postage prices in the Tin Cup Vintage shop? Yes, yes I am. Back to work… Sigh. Java x

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 the world. My last memory before departing from reality was of gazing at my blurred reflection in my glass, wondering why on earth everything seemed so very high up and at which moment had I become so very small. This leads me to consider whether Alice was simply drunk on absinthe when she climbed through the rabbit hole.

On this occasion I held it together enough to take some photos to show you. I love anis and liquorice flavours so it’s a welcome guest in the cocktail cabinet, combined with the optional ritual of burning sugar over the glass and then mixing it in.

If you ever care to try it here are the steps:

~Mix a measure of absinthe with three parts water.

~Take a teaspoon of sugar and place it over the glass.

~Pour a small amount of absinthe over the sugar.

~Light the sugar with a match and watch it caramelize.

~Stir in sugar and taste.

~And most importantly, unless you care to follow in Oscar Wilde‘s footsteps, keep it to only one or two glasses! Cheers!

Til the next, Java x

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, […]

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 Reg.

Fantastic Condition.

Measurements:
8.5 inches x 10 inches (including handles) across top
4.5 inches x 4.5 inches across bottom
4.5 inches height including lid

Great Vintage Condition.

All item flaws are described as well as possible yet I may miss something. These are vintage items, and I sell as found, doing my best to notice and describe any flaws. No refunds are issued for minor flaws overlooked.

I ship via priority Post from France, this keeps it as cheap as possible for you. It can take between 1-4 weeks depending on your location, but if you would prefer a faster or tracked delivery please just let me know and I can arrange alternative postage.

For more information please visit the shop!

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. […]

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 the vines so badly that Vincent lost the majority of his crop. These hail stones were so lethal that they also ruined every single roof top in a nearby village and killed a rat in the courtyard by stoning it to death.

So Vincent kept a glass full of these hail stones in his freezer. Naturally.

6 months later and they came in marvellously handy when we had run out of ice for our cocktails.

So here’s the recipe:

Crushed ice

One shot of gin

Juice of half a lemon

Tsp of sugar

Sparkling Wine/Champagne

Pour the ice, gin, lemon and sugar into the glass and stir lightly. Top up with champagne and garnish with a lemon slice, and there you have it, a refreshingly tart yet elegant cocktail. Cheers!

Warning, this can get you rather drunk, so maybe prepare some orange cake before hand, made for us by the lovely Whitney!

Java x

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 […]