Sunday, December 18, 2011

Oh, Christmas Tin!

DSC07518_edited-1 {I just love this vintage Christmas light reflector!  Found in a box of Christmas treasures at a yard sale…lucky me!}

Hello, dear friends!

Just popping in during this busiest of busy weeks to wish you all a merry almost Christmas!

Had a wonderful time tonight…we had about 50 friends over for homemade soup (5 different kinds) and homemade bread—we’ve been in the kitchen for a couple of days getting ready!  Think we’ll be making it our new Christmas tradition.  My husband dubbed it “The Campbell Soup Kitchen”…cute, huh?!

A little project to share with you today…a bit of new life brought to an old, very used, very loved muffin tin from a kitchen long ago…


…found at a yard sale this summer for just 25 cents…little did it know what was in store for it (neither did I at the time!)

It was hard for me to do anything to the beautifully tarnished & rusted design of this lovely muffin tin…doesn’t it seem like even the simplest of household objects were given the utmost thought in design in days gone by?  Probably why we all love them so!


I made this to share on a wonderful new & fabulously creative new site:  The Creative Patch.  Hope you all stop by and see what’s going on over there…the lovely & talented Sheila has so much in store for you!


Such an easy little project…I just chose some fun, retro images, cut them to fit the bottom of each cup, surrounded them with Platinum Stickles (of course!)…

…I decided a bit of “snow” was very, very necessary under each image…a bit of dimensional white paint was dabbed on just where I wanted it, then topped of with some fine, iridescent glitter…snow!


A nice, fluffy bunch of seam binding, topped off with vintage buttons crowned the muffin tin…


…and a merry collection of Christmas-colored vintage buttons finished it off at the bottom—easy peasy!

DSC07526_edited-1 {I sure love photographing my projects on my Christmas tree during the holidays—gives everything just a little more sparkle!}

Well, that’s all for today…hope you’re enjoying every minute of every day in this wonderful holiday season with your family and friends…I sure am!

See you soon with something new…




  1. Merry Christmas Julie...and thanks for letting me peek in through out the year and enjoy the site...:) jane

  2. Julie this is just darling. I love what you did with this. The Campbell Soup kitchen, that's a good one and all those soups what fun!! Have a great Christmas with your beautiful family. Nan

  3. Love the idea of the Campbell Soup Kitchen Julie! How cute and how befitting! What a wonderful tradition you have begun! Love, Love, LOVE your newest creation here. You always amaze me with what you come up with. You are a treasure. Love and hugs from cold and damp UK. xxoo

  4. that is so cute! I want to make one. but I have too many other things I have to get done before I can even think about making something for myself.. at least this week anyways!
    I always love coming to your blog Julie. In case I dont get back before Christmas, I just want to wish a very merry christmas filled with lots of love and blessings!

  5. How adorable!!! A Very MErry Christmas Christmas to You!!! Alyssa of Boston Bee

  6. Hi, Julie! sorry, I haven't been by here in ages but I guess Christmas is the perfect time.

    What a super cute project! Of course the vintage images just make it!

    I have a muffin tin that I've been waiting to make over. I actually have 2 boxes full of make over items but I just get filled with indecision. Silly me. ♥

  7. Your tin is adorable!
    Oh what fun sharing soup together...sounds like a great idea to me!!!
    May your Sunday be blessed in everyway dear one and your week be merry and bright...hugs

  8. I've wanted to make a tin project like this...the one I was thinking of at the time was a Valentine theme. I think it's one of the cutest projects I've seen this season. Thanks!

  9. Oh, Julie! This is darling!! What a fantastic idea. The detail is just wonderful.

    Your party sounds like it was so much fun and what neat idea serving soup and bread! I have to remember this!

    Happy Holidays to you and yours!!


  10. Dear Julie, yes they did make beautiful household things, back then- I love this one- and your altering it, makes it even more sweet-LOVE your snow,also.

  11. Your Christmas tin Tree is so darling Julie! Love the old tin too! Your party sounds warm and cozy and nothing like gathering friends together!

    Merry Christmas!

  12. Charming. Just charming. I love the look of the rusty sparkles and sweet faces...Merry Christmas...Renee

  13. This is so cute-I'll be on the lookout for an old tin.I went to the Creative Patch-fantastic blog.I'm following there now also!

  14. Your muffin tin is just beautiful! I would have never thought to do that with a muffin tin!



  15. Oh My Gosh Julie !I Love it! Its Gorgeous! Hope you had a Wonderful Weekend my Friend!

  16. Your party sounds like it was fun and I love the name! Merry Christmas!

  17. Love those old tins. Reminds me of the ones my grandma had. In fact it might be hers since she lived in SLO (on Ontario Rd) until she died in 1979! Have a Merry Christmas! Mimi

  18. Thank you for the smiles you bring with your projects. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  19. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Patch. I just love your project and have it on my Christmas project to do list.

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas