Metal tins are a fond remembrance of childhood. Now they have become antiques, we have become antiques. But there is nothing better than a favorite snack packaged in a metal tin that can than be used over again to store some treasure. When I was growing up we had a tin for Saltine crackers that was used for years as the family cracker box. You could always count on it to hold something yummy.
So I was delighted to come upon this display of antique tins at a local bakery. They instantly evoked smells reminiscent of times passed. It has always struck me as curious how dominant the sense of smell is in remembering. Here too the colors are delightful, and your imagination stirs by the thoughts of what you might store inside.