Sunday, November 1, 2009

Canister Collection

I couldn't resist the beautiful buttercup yellow and dove grey combination of these canisters I found at the op shop last week. The main reason they caught my eye is that they perfectly complement the 40s laminex on the benchtop:

It's like having my own little baboushka dolls fitting snugly inside each other. I even love the fact that 'Rice' is missing, as are the 'r' and the loop of the 'g' in sugar. These are signs that they've been well-loved and used by their previous owner:

They say that if you've got three or more of something you have a collection. I've got four sets of canisters now. The ones on the left are in the most beautiful colours - aubergine, rust, olive and eau-de-nil. The ones on the right are in classic 70s ochre and orange:

This white sugar canister has three others inside it. The lettering is fading, which is part of the attraction:

All I need now are some more shelves for my growing 'collection'.


Amanda said...

Love the cannisters - so cute! A lovely colour combination. In the last photo, is the small blue frame on the wall one that has little shells displayed in it? I think I've seen something similar made by an artist here in WA...

beth said...

Hi Amanda,

Yes it is. My sister bought it in north Queensland about 7 years ago.


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