What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday

Sardines? Sardines? So what is with that ~20 year old Tin of Sardines?

No I haven’t gone mad (?), but I just thought that after last week’s What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday that I might give a little explanation about the Sardines! I did got lots of queries (and suggestions) about them. 

Thanks Doone for suggesting that my ~20 year old tin of Sardines and your 10 year old tin of spam should get together to make ‘Spamdines’ – Tee Hee!

Ok so the ‘Sardine’ story:

*Ahem* (Clears throat) Well the story behind the Sardines is…It demonstrates the sense of humour of my wonderful parents as it was a gift from ‘Father Christmas’ one year in the 80’s as a stocking filler and I’ve just kept them ever since – well they are quite pretty 🙂

They live in the Kitchen but as the Kitchen often becomes my ‘Painting studio’ they sort of live on my workdesk!

Have fun with your WOYWW and don’t forget to visit Julia for the list!


Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 25 Comments

  1. Sandra

    yup, makes perfect sense to me LOL

  2. HarmonySweetpea

    Ahhh… a little less concerning now. They certainly are cool looking. Just don't make them like that anymore… well not in Australia anyway.

  3. Wipso

    Hehehe brilliant. Much more sense now 🙂
    A x

  4. sandra de

    So there is logic to it all… hehe.
    Have a lovely woyww.

  5. Karen

    It all makes sense now – I thought they were an opened tin that had been used, when you posted about them last week – duh!!!
    Have a great WOYWW,
    Karen #88

  6. S

    Cute story.

  7. Sarpreet

    look forward to seeing your creations, a great unexpected story for your sardines – my answer would have been storage! great workspace, happy woyww, thanks for sharing

  8. Deb

    it is a very pretty tin indeed, and in great shape for being 20 years old! hugs Debx

  9. Shazsilverwolf

    Brilliant story! I have a pair of sugar mice in a drawer that my eldest son bought me on holiday about 20 years ago, and guess what- they still look perfect. Haven't risked a nibble though, lol. Happy WOYWW

  10. Andria

    happy woyww, thanks for sharing 🙂
    crafty hugs – Andria (42).

  11. Poppit

    spamdines – lol. Glad I wadnt the only one who needed to know more about that mysterious tin of fish!!! xx

  12. Poppit

    spamdines – lol. Glad I wadnt the only one who needed to know more about that mysterious tin of fish!!! xx

  13. Spyder

    I have an old BabyCham bottle but your tin looks far nicer…as my babycham bottle rolled under my bench and the label got nibbled on by a hungry woodlice… Happy! WOYWW!!

  14. Doone

    next week i shall feature my Spam,

    my OW post was up on Monday – must work out how to get it to stay at the top of the blog..

    will hop over once you post yours –

    i didn't link into woyww this week because I an overwhelmed by Just the return visits for the OWOH let alone WOYWW too…but golly there is some talent out there…

    thanks for popping over,


  15. okienurse

    Yep perfect sense! I have a bottle of black hat tequila that has dried out (literally dried up) over the years but I keep it cause my mom gave it to me as a travel gift when I as 16. Crazy what we hold on to!
    Vickie #80

  16. butlersabroad

    That is a really cool tin of sardines and I wouldn't have opened it either!!

    Brenda 91

  17. Julia Dunnit

    I would be the same – it is a really great design on the tin and hey, you can get others if you want sardines. Although I bet they're in perfect condition! Have you made a scrapbook page about them yet?

  18. Teressa Thompson

    OMGosh that's adorable that you've kept it all this time! What a fun thing to share!

  19. Starla

    Ahhhh! Totally makes sense! (and I am amazed that that tin has not burst!) Star 125

  20. Marjo

    hehe, too funny. Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo lucky #1

  21. Suzie Q

    Oh my goodness can you imagine if you opened them!! waaagh what a stink i don't even think the cats would come sniffing lol x
    i agree lovely tin thoughx hugs
    Suzie qx

  22. Elizabeth

    Well, that explains it then – your parents should be quite proud of you for keeping their fab gift all these years! And, yes, the packaging is really colourful and worth preserving 🙂 Elizabeth x #96

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