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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Vintage Blue Canisters For VTT



Today I am sharing my old blue canisters. I was never able to afford a whole set of these, so I started collecting single, orphaned pieces. Some are marked Germany, Japan, and Czechoslovakia.

And I was drawn to the little spice jars too. I don't know what language "Zazvor" is. I tried using the online translator, typing in Polish, German, and Czech. None of them gave me a translation. Luckily, there is a tiny piece of paper taped to the bottom, that says "nutmeg", so I'm assuming that's what it means.

This little pepper jar didn't have a lid, so it gets to hold our pencils, and some of my vintage ruler collection. Yeah, I just realized today that I've been collecting rulers!
Please pop over to Coloradolady, where you can see more vintage thingies, and Suzanne is our fearless hostess!

47 comments:

The Glamorous Housewife said...

Oh I love them! I like that they dont match exactly and you found them along the way.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I used to collect these also. Bought them just like you~ ones and twos at a time.

They are so expensive as a set... if you can even find a set anymore! xo Joan

The Recycle-ista said...

Mismatched collections are the best!!

Here's a link..it says zazvor means ginger in Czech!!

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/z%C3%A1zvor

Linda said...

I love how they don't match but go together perfectly!

Amanda said...

Oh, I think I like the eclectic mix much better than all matching--these are so sweet!

LV said...

When you uses them it does not matter if they match or not. Whatever makes you happy is the way to go. I think they all are great pieces.

Elizabeth said...

Hey, Carol! I love that you collect the orphans! That tea canister is my fav; love the daisies.

Creative Breathing said...

What a fortuitous day for you to ask me a question about scissors - .99 cent craft scissors found even at WalMart, pinking scissors is also a favorite method. As I scrolled down admiring your lovely vintage collection my heart literally withheld a beat to see the little ceramic red box with white doily lace. I made this very box for my father when I was only eight years old, and it sat on his dresser to keep his change all the years of his life. What a gift you have given me today! Elizabeth

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Carol,
LOVE, LOVE the Tea one!!!! It's so pretty and if you ever decide to part with it..email me!!! The oatmeal is also very awesome. Great finds and I'm a little jealous...but will still be your friend!! LOL!!!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Vonlipi said...

I think that because you single pieces it's even more interesting than a whole set. Thank you for sharing :)

Postcardy said...

I love your containers. I would much rather have one of each than a matched set.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh Carol, I love your blue canisters! I don't see many of them around anymore. Lovely collection.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Bea said...

I love the pepper canister and how you are using it.

concretenprimroses said...

The canisters are sooo beautiful. You are very clever to pick a color (blue) and collect just those. Unites them as a set afterall.
Kathy

Coloradolady said...

Honestly, I love the fact that they do not match....I love them just the way they are, very charming. I would have never thought to collect them one at a time...great idea. Happy VTT!

Marina said...

Really lovely containers, so nice of you to give a home to these orphaned ones :-).

Isn't it funny when you realize that you have been collecting things only after you begin seeing more than 3 of them around? I have the same type of ruler collections...it's something about those wooden rulers :-)

marian said...

they are simply adorable!..i love how they're all mismatched and yet display so perfectly

Ulla said...

This kind of a collection shows so much more variety, even in languages. Very nice containers.

Susie's country cottage said...

I love your blue and white cannisters. You have some really interesting designs. They all seem to go together even though they are not a matching set. Your valentine header is really cute by the way!
Susie

marmielu said...

I love your canisters! Blue and white is so pretty, and I've never been able to integrate it into my color schemes - I'm ususally decorating in warm colors. :( Thanks for showing these!
Mary Lou

barncat said...

I love your mis-matched set! Red is always my favorite, but blue is a close second. :)

Pat said...

I love mismatched things. Your canisters are wonderful together. What a great collection. thank you for sharing.

Thank you, too, for visiting junkblossoms. I hope you'll visit often. Pat.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

They are gorgeous! (I'm jealous!)

Blue is my favorite color; but I only use it in my bedroom. (Saving the best for me!) I have a lovely mostly-green house with a yellow kitchen. And I've found a lot of great yellow, green & the occasional red piece of kitchen ware. But I've been thinking a lot lately about a blue kitchen!

Cozy Little House said...

I'm always drawn to blue and white! These are lovely and so unusual.
Brenda

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

Oh I just love old rulers! I can't wait for Round Top so I can hunt for some!

RainGardener said...

The canisters are just beautiful! Maybe that's what I'm going to have to do. I had a friend that had vintage canisters and I knew I wanted some then but have never found any nice ones in blue. Great idea!

Diana said...

Love them!!!!


Enjoyed a first visit. Hop over sometime.

Lynne said...

zazvor is czech for ginger.

C. Dianne Zweig said...

I love your collection....do you want some more orphaned blue canisters...I think I have a few of the smaller ones.....Dianne

KK said...

You have found some beautiful pieces. I like them all. But I especially like the little pepper thingie holding the fabulous rulers. You have a very nice collection.

Janean said...

how sweet!!!! never saw any of them before, so thanks for sharing.

Barbara Jean said...

Carol
thanks for coming by.
I'm doing the baby shoe tutorial tomorrow.
come on back over.

blessings

barbara jean

Roslyn said...

I think I have canister envy!

GardenofDaisies said...

OH I love these! Blue and white is my thing! I think they are even more special because you have so many different ones!

Maria said...

How original collecting orphans. Thanks for stopping by.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

i love the canisters even they are orphan! mix and match are the in thing! thanks for sharing.. happy vtt

Vintage Christine said...

Wow--I had to scroll down really far to get to the comment section--you really rang a bell with your darling little canisters! I think it's always more fun to collect onesies, it adds character and as we all know, the thrill is in the hunt! Have a happy day!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

I love blue and white anything. All your finds are just fabulous! have a wonderful weekend! :) Tammy

Barbara Jean said...

Hi Carol,
Me again. Glad the tutorial may help with future projects.

In regard to your 'slow to dry' skates you did, I will often just spray a surface with Matt spray before i do project.
The paint adheres better then.
Also, several thin coats is always better than one thick one. (Just throwing that in since i do not know how you did it.) =0)

blessings

barbara jean

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I love your cannisters. I don't se them very much around here, but I'm always drawn to them. I love the colors.

Sandra said...

I really like the way you've made a single collection of various similar items. The blue canisters are lovely.

Jacqueline said...

Dearest Carol,
Thinking of you on this cool Sunday morning. Step right over into Queens in Training...there is a special little something over yonder for you. Mismatches are made in heaven!

Into Vintage said...

The mix-matching of these is wonderful - they look great together! -amy

Lori E said...

Zazvor is Czechoslovakian. Yes it is nutmeg.
I saw you commented that your husband is stuck a bit on the family tree. I do a lot of research. Maybe I can help if you want to send me some questions/info.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, Carol! I Love these! I collect the little spice ones! I have a partial set of the big ones. It wasn't complete so it was a good price. Thanks for showing these! Twyla

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