Friday, 13 February 2009

Help please !! Ebay Bargains and \Baby Dove Update

I am starting with a plea to all my bloggy friends and viewers. Does anyone know of one of these tins or where I could get one? My mom and nan used to have one with their pins in when I was little and I am desperate to have one for in my sewing box.
I know it may seem a bit strange but I love things that remind me of people and cant believe that they threw theirs away. If anyone does have one I am willing to send my Cath Kidston pin tin as a swap. I am not too bothered about it being perfect - just not badly damaged. Here's hoping someone can help.....

Here is another couple of my eBay purchases. There is more but I cant find what file I put the photos in so will have to take them again.

I love this little workbox tin - anemones are some of favourite flowers and I have a bit of a tin habit so I just couldn't let it go to someone Else's house - could I ?

I love that it still had some of the old sewing items in it - I always like to imagine who used it and what for ? What did they make?

I know there is not a lot inside but it still feeds my heart to look through and fell that I have saved them.

I also bought another old box with sewing things in - the box was awful and on its last legs but the sewing stuff in it looked great.

Unfortunately when the seller sent it he had
taken a lot out despite advertising it with contents and showing numerous photos - so I was not a happy bunny - he is the worst seller I have come across in five years and it doesn't look like I am going to get him to send the missing items.

I also bought these old silks , still in their boxes. I don't know if I will ever be able to use them - I just like looking at them.

COLIN UPDATE: Colin is still doing well - we have started his supplement for his rubbery beak and it seems much better. He is starting to show an interest in pecking at some seeds - so hopefully we will be able to wean him soon and he is practising little flights regularly. Thanks so much for all your good wishes and kind thoughts for Colin - I am convinced that the energy created has helped him recover so far.

I remember reading about an experiment where heart patients were prayed for and their recovery was much quicker that those that weren't so maybe the blog has helped my little baby dove.

Can you pray for my husband to like ironing ????


Shabby Chick said...

Sorry hun, can't help with the pin tin, though I can understand why you want one. If I come across one I will snap it up and let you know! How annoying about that ebay seller, I hope you reported them and left a neg now they can't revenge neg you any more.

Glad Colin is doing well, he's like the bloggers mascot!

Mel xxx

thriftymrs said...

Can't help with the pin tin, but I promise to keep an eye out.

Hollypop's said...

I remember those pin tins, I think my mum or nan had one too. Sorry I can't help with that, but it certainly gave me a memory flashback.
Sorry to hear about your bad e-bay seller, that's not good.
Glad to hear Colin is doing well.
Enjoy your weekend.

Kitty said...

I have a pin tin just like that! Sorry, but I don't want to part with it - it belonged to my grandmother. I hope you manage to find one.

So pleased Colin is doing well - I agree with you about 'energy'.


Country Bliss said...

Sorry can't help with the pin tin, very pretty though, I'll keep a look out for you. Lovely workbox, I wouldn't be able to use the threads either.
Yvonne x

gingerwine said...

I will keep my eyes peeled for you ...I also like getting things that remind me of people and the past. Old books and films... bits and bobs

Really glad to hear your little bird is doing well - he os lucky to have found you as a new mum
xx sam

saraeden said...

I am sure i have one of the pin tins somewhere , i will have a look for you this weekend !!

Sara x

The sewing room said...

Sorry i cant help with the tin but will keep my eyes peeled.i am sure with all those lovely blog ladies out there i am sure you will get one, glad Collin is doing well a rubbery beak doesnt sound good,sorry abouy your ebay purchase.
Have a great weekend Pat

Lavender hearts said...

I haven't sen those tins so can't help you, I love the idea of doing a trade though! :-)

Being nosey here - are you American? Just wondered why you spell 'mum' the American way.

Pixiedust said...

I'll keep a look out for a Pin Tin on my travels for you! Can't beleive the cheek f that e-bay seller, I must admit I've been using e-bay for a few years and I've only really had one problem seller. I'm so glad colins on the mend. Happy Valentines Day. xxxx Pixie xxxx

saraeden said...

Me again .. i have found the pin tin it is in quite good condition i will take photo's for you to look at and pop them on my blog !!!

The magazine has arrived its perfect and it has given me loads more ideas for the wedding and thank you for the extra things , i love those cloths !!

Thanks again

Sara x

Clare said...

Hi Sara,
Thank you for your lovely comment! I have a pin tin like that - it was my mother-in-laws! Glad someone found one for you! have a great weekend, Clare x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Well, you know I'm an incurable tin-aholic so I'll keep an eye out for you.
Love the new workbox tin & I'm sorry you are having problems with a seller - report him to ebay & demand a refund!