I’ll admit it! When I go to an estate sale or yard sale, I always notice vintage canister sets! That doesn’t mean that I’ll like the set or buy the set, but I’ll notice them. They’re usually colorful and often fit a theme….like roosters, sunflowers or mushrooms, but I think what fascinates me most is the way some sets are configured.
Most canisters are like this beautiful amber Moon and Star set. They each stand alone. You can line them up in a row from shortest to tallest or group them as I’ve done in this booth vignette.
Here’s another set that’s all lined up. This orange aluminum set with plastic lids is obviously from the 1970’s. For some reason I'm thinking about chalkboard paint?!?
My Mom’s brushed aluminum set could be nested inside each other even with the lids on. She even had matching salt and pepper shakers and grease can (for bacon drippings).
The configuration of this Esmond Pottery canister set is very unusual because it rests on a revolving wooden base and each of the four sections share one large wooden lid.
My favorite, though, is this stacking canister set. I like it because it takes up less space on the countertop and is bright, cheery and unique.
Do you nest, stack, revolve or line up your canisters?
I’ll be linking to the following parties:
Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Treasure Hunt Thursday at Blue Creek Home
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove