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And I remember Spain

July 8, 2008

This Spanish-themed square tin has been in the family for as long as I can remember.  I’ve no idea what it originally contained.  Some kind of luxury Spanish biscuits?  A neatly-folded torero costume?  The spirit of a dancer?

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  1. July 9, 2008 3:50 pm

    I love this tin, not only because of how the dancer actually looks like she’s moving but also because I have never seen anything like it. We had tins around my house but they were butter cookie tins, which aren’t as special. Those blue eyed kids in kerchiefs standing against a green hill background.

  2. July 10, 2008 2:58 pm

    We had Rowntree’s Qualty Street tins, with soldiers and ladies parading around its circumference, and on the lid.

    This is a special tin indeed!

  3. July 10, 2008 5:02 pm

    Well, some of the old Rowntree’s tins have a certain appeal, in a way. There’s a chapter in a lit theory book by an old tutor of mine that’s devoted to biscuit tins, actually. Fascinating subject.

  4. July 11, 2008 12:41 pm

    Further evidence of your Iberian roots, I believe.

  5. July 12, 2008 9:25 pm

    Come over here and say that.

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