Private Stash: Page Water Colour Paints Tin

On Friday it was snowing so the garage sales were far and few in between. And while I have some fun posts coming up (a couple before and afters and a small how-to), the weather needs to start cooperating so our dim house can be filled with decent light!

This Private Stash piece has to be one of my favorites. I bought it at a tag sale of presumably an art teacher for around $3. It’s in pretty good condition considering its age, and the colors are so vibrant.

Water Colour Tin Front

Water Colour Tin Closeup

I didn’t open the tin at the sale before I bought it because it was a frenzied event, and lucky for me all of the watercolors are intact.

Water Color Tin Inside

Don’t worry: all the colors are non-poisonous as printed on the inside. It makes me wonder what children’s watercolors used to be made of. Only one color has been used and that’s the red violet. And see that bright pink color in the upper left? That’s called “flesh red”. Hmm. There are little hooks on the back to hang it up on the wall, and I’m thinking of placing it next to my son’s little art desk for some inspiration.

Water Color Tin Inside

What about you guys? Was the weather cooperating and could you make it to a few garage sales? We’d love to see what you find!

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  1. Tina
    Posted May 6, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    I love this snag! :) The case is so cute and its hard to believe that you found one basically untouched. Love the idea of hanging it.

  2. May Giang
    Posted September 29, 2013 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    I had this exact same water color tin when I was a little girl! I’m so excited to see it virtually. I’ve been looking everywhere for something like this. If you happen to come across another one, I’d gladly pay you + shipping and an enormous thank you letter!! For now, I want to thank you for putting it up on your blog and in pinterest where I stumbled upon it with great delight! I have showed this to my kids and reminisced on my childhood years. You have made an old woman and her small children very happy. Thank you!! 😀

    • Angela
      Posted October 1, 2013 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

      That’s so neat May! I’m so glad you found us. Yes, if I find another one I will snag it up and let you know. There were a couple at the sale and mine was under a table. There’s definitely more out there!

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