Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Milk Glass Canisters

It's time again for Vintage Thingies Thursday brought to us by our hostess from Coloradolady.
Gather up some of your vintage things and come join the party!

I'm also joining Jenny Matlock for Alphabe-Thursday.
This week's letter is "C" for Canister and sCoop and measuring Cup!

I have a lot of "go-alongs" that I use with my Fiesta collection, some are old, some
are new, but they all have a place in my kitchen.

This set of vintage canisters are milk glass with fired on colors believed to be made
by Anchor Hocking.  The labels were not original to the set and were applied by a
former owner.  At first I thought I would remove them, but I decided to leave them intact.
She must have used more sugar than flour ..... notice the sugar is the largest canister!

The scoops are both old and new.  The small metal scoop with the wooden handle was
made by Mr. TLRT for his Mom in his 7th grade shop class.  So sweet that I now have
it after she used it all those years in her kitchen.  The layered multi-colored scoop came
from Home Goods, as did the cute set of melamine measuring "bowls" that range in
size from a 2 cup size down to 1/4 cup.  They are very handy!

Thanks for stopping by again this week for Vintage Thingies Thursday
and Alphabe-Thursday, hope to see you again next week.
Please check out my tablescape posted for this week's Tablescape Thursday.


  1. Oh, what a treasure to have that scoop Mr. TLRT made in junior high!

  2. All those bright and beautiful colors! I am in a rainbow! I love it!

  3. Love your ‘C’ post! Such gorgeous colors!

    Happy Alphabe-Thursday,

    Btw Your quick Alphabe-Thursday link

  4. I love the scoops! Definitely seems like someone had a sweet tooth in the canisters' prior home!

    ~ Tracy

  5. What fun, bright canisters!! And I really like your rainbow scoop! I have some wooden spoons like that.

  6. Oh they're so pretty! I saw a set of 3 in that same green color yesterday, but passed them up in favor of a discounted Pyrex mixing bowl instead. I really like yours with the variety of colors- and that scoop looks like it was just MADE for them! Happy VTT!

  7. i love love love those milk glass canisters and the older flour scoop ... give me vintage any day ... mind you your multi coloured scoop is really cool!

  8. The shop made scoop looks like it has been used to make many wonderful things.

  9. these are homely sweet and lovely..
    cute C post.

    here is my entry:

  10. Those canisters are quite colorful and very cool. Come visit me soon. Anne

  11. Hi...It’s Genie stopping by again to check out your post. Those canisters are so colorful and in such fine condition. I am glad you left the labels on them...they are charming, too. The old scoop is so neat...full of memories and sentimentality. Your post was most enjoyable to read and view.

    Genie @ buttonsforbaga

  12. I like these canisters, even tho I have not seen them before. You have a nice selection of vintage things.

  13. The canisters are amazing, I have not ever seen any like these. I really love your scoops too! I have one that was a plastic tupperware one that belonged to my grandma, I use it all the time. Have a great VTT!

  14. wow! the canisters colours are so bold and vibrant! and retro too! will match very well with your fiesta ware.. thanks for sharing..

  15. LOVE those cannisters. I admit to having a couple of old scoops myself.

    There's a drawing on my Wed post you might enjoy.

  16. Cute Canisters make a cute C post!

  17. love fiesta ... and old scoops


  18. Those are the most adorable set of jars, scoops and measuring cups! I love the colors! Funny how the sugar jar is the biggest one!

  19. I love that you have that old scoop, how great is that. Love all of your kitchen accessories.

  20. I always look forward to my stop here, you have such beautiful things! Thanks for sharing them with us...

  21. Those canisters are fabulous and I love the scoops too. What treasures you have!!

    Susan and Bentley

  22. Those canisters are really cute!

  23. what a lovely set of jars . I seem to remember us having a set in my childhood

  24. I LOVE those canisters. I am on the lookout for my own vintage set of canisters -- I might find something similar. And how very sweet that you get to use the scoop your man made when he was young. It has so much character too!

  25. I love the canisters and scoops. I have a canister set from the 60's that match the bowls.Doylene

  26. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit to my blog and seeing my vintage canisters! Thanks for coming by again this week.

    I saw a set of these canisters on eBay last week for around $60 ..... WOW ..... I can tell you I paid about $10 years ago in an antique mall in Ohio that I visited during a trip to Homer Laughlin China!

    Thanks again for your lovely comments!


  27. Oh my! I adore those cannister colors. I have a set of pyrex bowls in those colors.

    You have such amazing treasures and such an eye for collecting.

    I always love visiting you just to 'wish' and 'imagine' what my kitchen could be if I would just put some effort into it.

    Thanks for linking to Alphabe-Thursday.


  28. Morning Jenny!

    Thanks for coming by for the "C" post. :-)

    I'm struggling with coming up with something equally appealing for this week's "D" entry....still thinking teacher!


  29. Love visiting your kitchen! C or no C-word.
    Best wishes,
    Anna's Alphabe-Th-C

  30. LOVE those bowls! the scoops are cute also!

  31. Hi Susan and welcome!

    Every time I use the old scoop that belonged to my MIL, I remember all the wonderful aromas that came from her kitchen. She was a great baker of sweets!



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