Welcome to Cellar Door!
We transform recycled antique tins, plates, & depression glass into pieces of vintage of jewelry! Indulge your aesthetic sense with a callback to a bygone era!
Quirky and charming biscuit tins. The Tupperware of the past. Tins like these were first manufactured in the 1800's to keep cookies, and tea biscuits fresh and in one piece. The tins I use to make jewelry range from the early to late 1900's, and held a range of products in them including chocolates, tobacco, fruit cakes, Chex mix, beer, and toiletries.
The antique plates we use come in a wide range of styles. From fancy teacups, and everyday dishes like Corelle, to atomic era designs. We also use collectable dinnerware that can be found in your grandmothers cupboards, such as Delft, Wedgwood, Blue & Red Willow, Spode, Currier & Ives, & Flow Blue
Depression glass was manufactured during the great depression era from the 1920's -1940's. It was given away as promo items from stores as incentives to shop at their business. If they gave you a plate, the idea is that you would come back to that store to get more of the same pattern to be able to have a complete set. Depression glass has become highly collectible since the 1960's, and is becoming harder to find. (we use pieces that are already cracked)