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Creative Freedom by Maggie Price

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Paint Your Treasures

Over the years, I have collected many of these old tins as I travel around the country, attracted by the old style designs. My models for this particular painting were collected many years ago when I lived in Manhattan. The Upper West Side had a wonderful street market where I found this treasure, Coleman’s Mustard. Its colors, design and shape attracted me, and it was the start of my tin collection.

I found the Tetley Tea tin at the old 14th Street Market. This old metal box with the original paint still bright even had a faint smell of tea. Both of these markets are very large so it did take time to see everything. The Ginger Wafer canister was given to me by a friend, who found it in a shop off Canal Street. The old Orange ...

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