Show and Tell Friday ~ Old Tin

“Show and Tell Friday”

This is a great old tin that is from Carrs of Carlisle LTD ~ England. I especially love the sentiments written on it. My father gave this to me just last week. He decided I should have it because it was filled with writing paper and envelopes and he knows I send letters and cards to people more regularly than some…

Bless This House

Be To Her Virtues Very Kind ~ Be To Her Faults A Little Blind

And I Oft Have Heard Defended ~ Little Said Is Soonest Mended

Smooth Runs The Water Where The Brook Is Deep

The Noblest Mind The Best Contentment Has

And as my late Uncle Paul used to say “No complain, No explain.”

Go on over to There’s No Place Like Home to see more show and tell.

Photobucket blacked out all my photos and is holding all my photos hostage as of July 2017.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

30 thoughts on “Show and Tell Friday ~ Old Tin

  1. I just loved all the sayings on there! My favorite:
    Be To Her Virtues Very Kind ~ Be To Her Faults A Little Blind


  2. Oooh, I love it! It is so pretty and precious.

    It’s funny too because I have read a book that is a reprint from the 18 or 1900’s called ‘Least Said, Soonest Mended’. That must have been an old saying. (o:


  3. That is very dear. I would proudly display it and use the contents. Your dad thought of the right person to appreciate it.
    Thanks for your kind birthday greetings. Oh, and your tribute to Ruth Graham is so kind. What a treasure to her family. She will be The Encourager in heaven, won’t she?

  4. What a beautiful tin that is! They just don’t make them like they use to, do they!! I’m glad your father decided to pass it on to you:-) xox

  5. Ladies…
    Thanks so much for stopping by. Believe me when I say I really enjoyed reading all your comments. Have a wonderful weekend!!

  6. What a wonderful gift to have been given by your father! I love this tin and its witty quotes!

    Tiany, that’s what I like about the tin, too. Blessings…

  7. I have the same exact box. My grandma gave it to me. I found out that it was made in the 1800’s. The company was not even in existence in the 1900’s. So it is really old. Mine is in great condition. I was going to sell it on EBay. So if any of you would like to have it, please call or email me. I would love for it to go to someone who would really appreciate it, like us.
    Have a super day,
    Barbara 727-947-4200

  8. I’m so excited to see this! I had one on my fridge when I was a kid and was telling my fiancé recently about it. It’s how I learnt to not say everything on my mind in case it hurt and I live by that still.

  9. Wow, I have the exact same tin. My grandfather was from Carlisle England. I just looked it up on the Internet and came across this picture. I’m so excited to see this and know its from the 1800’s. It would be nice to have more history on this.

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