Just a shelf of tins from Red Door Antiques. I realized that the Shield Date tin was from where I had lunch with Tim and Nancy in Palm Springs last month. Shield Dates Garden was built in 1924 when the Shields came to the California desert. Mr. Shield, a pioneer in the date business, started out by giving "date culture" lectures in the garden. Today there is a famous restaurant and gift shop. The dates are still grown without chemicals or fertilizers. Check out this place if you are ever in Palm Springs!