Thursday, March 24, 2011

I Get the Jitters!

You might say I’m addicted to coffee; so addicted that I get the jitters if I DON’T have my morning cup of caffeine. My personal preference is Classic Folgers …... no cream, no sugar ……just plain old-fashioned black coffee. I love the smell of coffee as it’s brewing in the morning. I love the taste of it AND I love the paraphernalia associated with cups, mugs, coffeepots and especially vintage coffee cans.

It all started when I bought three old one-pound coffee cans at an estate sale years ago.

Folger's, Butter-Nut, Yellow Bonnet
I don’t really know why I was attracted to them. Maybe I was drawn to their colorful vintage graphics. Maybe they just reminded me of my Dad’s workshop. His shelves were lined with old coffee cans containing a “just-in-case” assortment of nuts and bolts, nails, screws, and washers that he always kept handy.

I’ve added only a few cans to that original purchase, but I still look for them at estate sales, especially if there’s an old garage or workshop to rummage through.

I’ve never heard of Hollywood Coffee, but I found this old tin at a local yard sale.

Look! ...... It’s from "just up the road" in Jackson, Mississippi.

I like to display my collection on my pantry shelves along with old mixing bowls, fruit jars and coffee canisters.

Did you save any old coffee cans?

I’ll be linking to the following parties:
Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Time Travel Thursday at Brambleberry Cottage
Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville
Junkin Finds Friday at A La Carte


  1. I drink Folgers without anything in it too! I have a couple of tins...a folgers because i remember my grandparents had u remember how it kinda had a key u pull off and then used to pull the tin off with? I just remembered that? well I love your tins!

  2. I never saw tins like these...very cool. I do like my coffee...the stronger the better, well, not really strong, but my favorite is an Americano - two shots of expresso and water...mmm.

  3. I have a big jar with a coffee label on the lid that was my grandmother's! But these coffee cans are great! I LOVE coffee, too! I just posted and the cold drink I got in the mall was iced coffee! ♥

  4. We do not have any old cans...but I put nothing past my husband...he has three old sheds full of stuff. We also love coffee and my kiddo says I need a coffee cup intervention if I buy one more.

  5. I am with you. Nothing better than a good cup of coffee in the morning. I drink more than I should in the morning. I will have one maybe in the evening. I try to not to drink too much, as it does tend to keep me awake. I never thought of collecting the cans.

  6. I love my coffee, but I'm a sweet and light lady! Love your vintage coffee cans. Mrs ALC is addicted to a strong bean we buy at Trader Joe's! Thanks for joining JFF. I appreciate you support these last few months with the party! Hugs, Linda

  7. Oh, these are great, I'm a coffee lover too! Thanks so much for linking up with VIF!

  8. Nice coffee tin collection, and jadite.
    - Joy

  9. Swinging by from Vintage Thingie Thursday. Your tins are lovely. I can't imagine a morning without coffee.

  10. I have to have my coffee first thing in the morning. I prefer luzianne with cream and sugar please!!! I love the old coffee cans and have 1. You have a nice collection. ~~Sherry~~

  11. I have no coffee cans, but you are making me want to buy some!

  12. I don't drink coffee~ it's tea for me. But I do love the English biscuit tins. :)

    I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures. Stop by and take a peek.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  13. We have an auto grinder on our coffee pot -- set by timer -- it will wake the dead when it goes off -- or else the aroma will get you up and going in the morning. Love your pantry!


  14. I have to have my morning coffee as well. If I don't have coffee in the moring my hubby knows that I am truly sick. Because that is the only time I don't have coffee. I love the tins. The A & P one reminded me of my grandfather. He had several of those and the old "Half & Half" tobacco cans in his garage filled with stuff just like you mentioned.
    I am looking forward to seeing your "thriftiness" next week at Thrifty Things Friday! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  15. Love that Hollywood Coffee tin....that is fantastic! We don't really collect coffee cans, but if we find some that are fun, we'll pick it up for sure - they always look great sitting around! Hope you have a great weekend Sherry!

  16. Great collection! I like all the colors, I would have been drawn to the as well.

  17. No, I did not save any old cofee cans, but I love them!


  18. This post really brought back memories of shopping at the A&P when I was a little girl. I remember seeing those cans of coffee.Great blog. So glad that I found it!

  19. Awesome Hollywood can!

    I think I may have one old coffee can left....I am more of a spice tin collector......

    Lots of those around!

    Love your glass coffee cannister also!

  20. You just need a few flowers to add to them, haha :) Love old tins. I just bought one on a fellow bloggers Etsy store.

    You are a true coffee drinker. Black! I use all the fluffy stuff so I'm technically not a real coffee drinker. I can't resist the smell in the mornings.

    Hope you have a great weekend, Sherry! :)

  21. I love the old coffee cans too. And I am a die hard Folgers gal since I was 19 years old. And I like it black too. I used to drink a pot of mud a day. Now I'm down to 1 cup if regular in the morning and 1 cup of Decafe in the evenings. Great post Sherry!~Ames

  22. Your old tins are terrific, Sherry. And I love coffee, too - just not black! Gotta have my cream and sugar. lol And the smell of fresh brewed...ummm!

    Thanks for linking to the party. I love seeing all your vintage goodies each week. ;)

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  23. This is another thing we have in common! I am "A coffee hound"! AND it's Black Folgers for me too! "IF" it's instant it would be ONLY Tasters Choice"! The other day I was in COSTCO and they tried to sell me one of those "One Cup Gizmo" machines with individual little cups that you brew ONE at a TIME! "I LAUGHED OUT LOUD"! The poor guy must have thought I was a nut, BUT, when you brew 3 FULL 12 CUP pots a day and your family drinks EVERY DROP. THOSE "Cup at a time" thingys are WORTHLESS!!! I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your old tins! I'm going to have to find a few of those...
    Hugs to you,


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