Saturday, February 19, 2011

Tin's Galore

A few weeks ago the Old Salt and I had some business in a small town about an hours drive from home. It was getting into mid afternoon so we decided to shop for lunch. A drive through the downtown area led us to this restaurant with a "now open" sign in the window.
As the owner of my own restaurant, in one of the many chapters of my life, I am always a sucker for trying a new place. So in we went.
That impromptu stop turned into a very pleasant visit. The restaurant had only been open for a few weeks; and due to the between time of day, we were the only couple in the place for a while. As a result we got to have a very interesting visit with the owners, a retired couple who had just moved back to the wife's home town from Vegas. The husband had worked for years as the head chef at one of the casinos on the strip and they were looking forward to having time to enjoy a slower lifestyle while still being able to do the cooking they enjoyed.

Needless to say, we had a great lunch. I was also able to get some photographs of the restaurants decor which is perfect for sharing on Color Carnival. The walls were lined with hundreds of old tins. There was everything from coffee and syrup tins to imported biscuits and cookie tins.

I have never seen so many decorator tins in one place before.

All of the post in the center of the room contained other old and colorful items as well.
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  1. I love places like that especially if the food is good. They have quite a collection.

  2. What is the name of the restaurant?

  3. those are cool collectibles. must be expensive.



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