I happened upon this great vintage cigarette tobacco tin the other day. It had an image of a lady with the MacDonald's brand reading "Gold Standard Export Cigarette Tobacco - Finest Virginia Leaf."
I've always loved old metal tins, especially now that so much of our packaging is made of lower quality plastics or cardboard. Vintage tins made in the past were often re-used rather than thrown away - My mom still keeps her little sewing kit in a vintage Quality Street candy tin with a beautiful image on the lid. This sounds silly, but even the sound of opening and closing a vintage tin is music to my ears.
When I opened up the lid on this tin, I realized that someone was using this tin to store goodies too. Inside was a collection of buttons, all carefully packaged by type and colour.
Although I don't know much about the company nor the tin itself, it appears it was made in Canada due to the note about "Montreal" on the side of the tin. This is a nice little piece that brought a comforting memory of a simple sewing kit to mind!
In hindsight however, this was a compulsive buy that I don't have much use for as I don't sew! If anyone is interested in trading with me, I'm open to ideas... my email is under the "About Me" tab!