Sunday, January 8, 2012

Kitchen Vintage

I haven't shared anything thrifty for a while so I thought I'd show you some fabulous retro kitchen canisters I picked up on holidays a couple of months ago. Here they are in all their bright red glory:


We were visiting our good friends Georgia and James on their beautiful property in the Snowy Mountain region of New South Wales and their nearest town is one called Tumbarumba. I picked up these in an Old Wares shop in the main street. As you can see, it's not the full set and the coffee canister has some damage. Nevertheless, I had to have them!

They now take pride of place in my pantry, alongside a full white set which I picked up for a song on ebay about 5 years ago.


I adore them. And yes, I do keep the flour, sugar, rice, tea and coffee in them! I use the red ones for self-raising flour, caster sugar and arborio rice.

I'm not an avid thrifter, but I take my chances when I can and I know that retro kitchen canisters are rarely found as sets and rarely cheap these days as people like me covet them for their kitchen!

Do you have a cool kitchen canister set? Show me! Send a link in my comments or upload a pic to my new flickr pool!

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13 comments:

  1. I have never seen a canister set that had a "rice" before. So this is a wonderful thing for me to see.

    The typical ones for me are... flour, sugar, tea and coffee.

    Sometimes one with "cookies" can be found in these wonderful colorful plastic/melmac sets. But never "rice".

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  2. I'm jealous of both of your beautiful sets. I don't have any sadly but that's ok I don't have my own kitchen to show them off anyways.

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  3. Awesome find!!! I love the white ones too :)
    I'm itching to get out for another Oppy adventure! Might have to drag My Man the Muso along while he's got some time off! :)

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  4. great find, the red and white cannisters are just divine

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  5. Gorgeous canisters, Love both sets.

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  6. The red are my favourite. Love them!

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  7. Those are some amazing canisters!

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  8. Those are fabulous sets! I've seen a few at my local favourite secondhand place, but they're not cheap!

    Maybe next payday I'll splash out?! I think you may just have inspired me to! :)

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  9. my goodness, I saw a sign to Tumburumba just yesterday whilst driving in the country, I grew up near the area, who would have thought great finds would come from there. I do love the county oppys.

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  10. You're so lucky to find these sets! They're getting rarer. Love them.

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  11. I love those old vintage containers, they never go out of style :)

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