Do you shop differently when you have a gift card? I'm pretty sure I do. If it's my own money I'm usually pretty thrifty, but when I have a gift card I almost insist on using it for something frivolous! And the other day I used a T.J. Maxx gift card on two unique tea tins filled with (very average) chocolate chip cookies, but golly, aren't these tin tea shops clever!
The awning design is something I've never seen on a tin before. The largest, for "Ludlows Bakery & Tea's," stands about 8-1/2 inches tall. Now as something of a grammar geek, I can't help wondering if this UK item ended up in the U.S. because that apostrophe should have been in Ludlow's and not in Tea's. At any rate, I thought it was quite cute and decided I could overlook the typo. (Almost!)
Here's a close-up view from under the awning, where you get a better view of the tea rooms and bakery. I love the thought that went into this design!
G. Woodrow Fine Tea Merchant, which stands about 6 inches tall, is the tin which originally caught my eye.
Upstairs a gent can be seen at a window near the tea sign.
And below, you can see the chest of tea and scales for measuring tea. Such details made me love these tins, and in case some of you like them too I wanted to give you a heads-up on them!