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.


  1. 2 February 2011 / 9:16 am

    yup, makes perfect sense to me LOL

  2. 2 February 2011 / 9:26 am

    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. 2 February 2011 / 10:10 am

    Hehehe brilliant. Much more sense now 🙂
    A x

  4. 2 February 2011 / 11:26 am

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

  5. 2 February 2011 / 12:51 pm

    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. 2 February 2011 / 3:42 pm

    Cute story.

  7. 2 February 2011 / 4:00 pm

    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. 2 February 2011 / 5:30 pm

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

  9. 2 February 2011 / 5:37 pm

    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. 2 February 2011 / 5:46 pm

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

  11. 2 February 2011 / 6:30 pm

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

  12. 2 February 2011 / 6:30 pm

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

  13. 2 February 2011 / 7:34 pm

    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. 2 February 2011 / 7:34 pm

    LOL – great tale – LOL

    Toni :o)

  15. 2 February 2011 / 7:36 pm

    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,


  16. 3 February 2011 / 4:48 am

    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

  17. 3 February 2011 / 5:54 am

    the sardine tin is quite lovey -inspirational colors

  18. 3 February 2011 / 1:55 pm

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

    Brenda 91

  19. 3 February 2011 / 5:17 pm

    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?

  20. 3 February 2011 / 9:54 pm

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

  21. 3 February 2011 / 11:23 pm

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

  22. 4 February 2011 / 7:19 am

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

  23. 5 February 2011 / 10:12 am

    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

  24. 6 February 2011 / 11:23 pm

    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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