by Sadge, at Firesign Farm
I'm slowly getting my house decor changed over from autumnal to holiday reds and greens. Over the years, I've amassed quite a collection of Christmas tins. Some are used year round - a red one holds buttons, a tall popcorn tin holds toys for when friends with young children stop by to visit. During the rest of the year, some of them make crush- and dust-proof containers for my lights and Christmas linens; others all nest, one inside the other like Russian dolls, for storage.