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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Vintage Floral & Fruit Canisters

Can you believe these darling canisters??!! I bought them several years ago and put them on my kitchen soffit and just about forgot about them being up there. They are from the 40s or 50s I believe as it looks similar to some my grandma and mom had as I was growing up then. But they are definitely cute with the flowers and the fruit in that basket. I thought about painting them but I'm not too sure I'd want to do that as I truly love the way they are now. They're metal and the words, basket and vines look painted on and not a decal. The bottom has "The Tin Box Company of America, Inc., Long Island City, N.Y. Made in Hong Kong" printed on it. But the color is what is so unusual about this set. Pink wasn't on very many things back in the 40s and the green is an unusual green. They're a bit rusty inside but not a dent on any of them, some scratches though but they are so cute.


  1. Well, they'll fit right into the pink family =) Blessings.. POlly

  2. Very cute! What a find in your very own home. Sounds like you might have LOTS of little treasures hidden here and there.
    Patricia :o)

  3. Those are precious Connie. :)

  4. My Mother always had cannisters on the kitchen counter, I remember white with cherries and red lids on the tins. Thanks for the memories.

  5. Those are just much fun to find those treasures, right in your own home, lol! They'd be fun to use in your craft room...or even on your counters with packaged goodies in them..don't ya think?

  6. Oh Connie how neat to find treasures in your home. Those are so cute.

    Hope all is well with you. Read my blog as I have a small update on my mom's surgery. Talk soon my friend.

  7. Those are just lovely, Connie! I love the colors. My mom's were red and white, too. I couldn't beleive she "threw them out" when she moved.

    Aunt May's Cottage

  8. These are so cute Connie, I wouldnt change them either!


  9. Connie, these cannisters are so cute! You could use them on your desk area.


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