Monday, December 26, 2011

Mother in Laws and Crabtree tins

Years ago when my mother in law retired, I began collecting tins, tins from the Crabtree & Evelyn company, a company that my mother in rept for so many years. Someday I may write a book about them. At this point, I'd like to think I own all of them and even some that were the demo for what the finished one would look like. I do not own any from recent years though. I use some, have a few packed away, I have given them to other family members who also find my mother in law important. Some how all my Crabtree tins have been a shrine of sorts to her for all she has done and who she is to each one of us. I have a 14 ft shelf above my work table in the art room where they are on display.
Here is my dilemma...For Christmas, Mike bought me a 6 ft morning glory stained glass window from this antique store that I had been eyeing for some time. The shelf along the wall also has 14 feet of window, I'm afraid the much loved light that comes through those windows would now become a bit too busy for my purifial vision. Did I mention my collection of Crabtree tins consists of anywhere between 45 & 50. 
Before Mike hangs the window I will climb up there and unfortunately dust and then maybe condense some of the tins, smaller into larger maybe.

I adore my mother in law and miss her living so close.

Since its already 7am I should go get started on that dusting...oh wait, I have to clean the work table so I can stand on it to reach this shelf...Its a good day for cleaning, I'll just keep reminding myself of that
...Thanks for thinking that through with me  ;  )

Lisa D.

1 comment:

Parabolic Muse said...

Oh, you!
I hope you are being safe on that table!!