LIDL Tea Bag Caddy – Macro Adapter & Small Lens Box
If you’re EU based and have ever collected watches, you’ll probably already heard of the LIDL Tea Bag Caddies. They’re very well made, good quality, wooden boxes with glass tops and wooden internal dividers. They’re so good that many watch collectors use them to store their entire collections, preferring them over much dearer bespoke solutions. They’re periodically available in the economy supermarket, LIDL but you need to keep checking the site of your local store to see when they arrive. Seeing my now rather large collection of adapters, step-up/step-down/reversing rings and microscope lenses spiralling ever out of control and occasionally noting my whispered profanities at not being able to locate a given item that I knew I had, my lovely wife thoughtfully chose to give me such a box for my birthday today. She’d heard me mention them before and knew I liked them, though I’d never before bought one myself.
I had some A4 sheets of black hobby rubber/foam in the cupboard so I cut four pieces to fit into the compartments to avoid scratching and to keep things from sliding around and then in went all my adapters etc.. Absolutely brilliant! All are now safe and sound and easy to locate when I need them. Measuring 310 x 210 x 90mm these are ideal for all kinds of things and a veritable bargain at £7.99 a piece!