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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Collection...or an Addiction.

It started with a need for new canisters to put on my kitchen counter tops. I saw some really pretty ones on an RMS post...and decided that I would like to see something a little different in my kitchen. (I think it was Picket's post ...but can't be sure I did love gazing at her kitchen)
So...I set out to find some pretty ones to use in my new "scheme"....and it was the start of a whole new ball game...
I found that canisters were not really one of the Big things around this area at the time. As usual, I was looking for the one thing that I could not find...seems like the story of my stupid life doesn't it? ie..the crown issue? lol
Well...I found some...and a month later found some more...and again and again...and they were all screaming my name...I just had to have these! These ones are perfect! Oh! look! These are the ones....and a collection has been created...and addiction born. The following are photos of a few of my sets...well at least the ones I am displaying at the moment....
I love these...they are my latest additions...
I took the doors off this cupboard to show off these ones...they say Claire Wilson's...tea, coffee, garlic, potatoes, onions, oil, vinegar, water, cookies , sugar, I love how cute they are!
These are wooden..and say flour sugar and tea on them...
These ones are reversible! The plaid on on the bottom shelf...is actually the back of the ones with the fruit on them...the photo doesn't show them that well...and there are some trays too...
These are full of gum, and other candies that the kids don't need to be aware of ...lol
These are just soooo pretty up close...wish I had a better shot...they are very heavy...
So? Do you like my wire tea pot? I have a smaller one too...tea pots are another collection I have...maybe another day..my greenhouse is peeking through that window too...lol
Well... That's another day for me...Maybe I will post some of the other changes I am making around here soon....so many projects...so little time....(sigh) My wish list of renovations is long...and I intend to try to get some of them done ASAP!

35 comments:

Happy To Be said...

OK Girl now I know why you are tired you been out shopping for canisters sets and Boy have you shopped...I really like the ones that look like ironstone in that cupboard..now what else have you been up to...do tell us girll...hugs and smiles Gloria

Diane said...

They're all so pretty! I've been looking for new canisters but haven't found quite what I want yet, so I'm stuck with the old ones... My DIL got some from Williams Sonoma for her shower that come the closest to what I'd like to have, but I didn't want them labeled. So, I'll keep looking...

Ok, I love teapots, so let's see 'em!

mishebe said...

Hey a great collection. And great displaying! Mishelle

Kristen said...

I love these and see why you started collecting them.
The ones full of gum, and other candies that the kids don't need to be aware of are great and I would do this too...he he!

Dawnie said...

I love em all! I saw the onion one and thought--WOW never seen anything like that before. I have the tea ones. I wish I had more room--I would fill my place up with more of those!

LillyB said...

Hey Sister! I love your collections! And your BACKSPLASH is awesome...is that copper? Wow! I sell granite countertops so I love to see different ways people do their backsplash! Yours is beautiful!!!
I love pretty kitchens and bathrooms!
Have a wonderful day!

Bo said...

Hi Tootsie...I'm sure glad I came by today...what a beautiful kitchen you have...I love how you have displayed all of your pretties! ;-) Bo

cindy said...

Love the Claire Wilson canisters!!!! You have quite the collecton going on there! How's the crown search going?

DEB said...

Yes I love your teapot, and all your canisters are so pretty too!
I think my favorite is the first set and what a good idea to take the doors off. Makes a great display shelf!
Deb

artis1111 said...

I love the picture of the sink!!!. The wire teapot is fab!!!! And so are the other canisters! Kathy

Rachael said...

Beautiful cannisters!! You have all the good luck when shopping!

Your kitchen is fabulous too :-) Love your color scheme!

Darla said...

All of those are very nice Tootsie. You know, there are worse addictions you could have, right?

Lady Katherine said...

I just love the canisters! I have a brown collection, yours are a lot betterI so great, tea, onion, ect. I have never seen these! I just love them! I love the pot you have the cactus hanging in. I love the wire tea pot. Its all so wonderful, I just love it all.! lol

Tamara Jansen said...

LOVE the cannisters! I've been trying to throw mine away (gift from our wedding) but every time I chuck them, someone feels sorry for them and pulls them back out of the bin. They're not as nice as yours :)

Miss Janice said...

I'm loving your photos of the your canister collection. Goodness gracious, they are all so cute. I also love the wire teapot:-)

Helen said...

Your cannisters are totally awesome! They make everything look so warm, inviting and homey (is that a word?) Thanks for showing us!

Melissa Miller said...

I'm going canister shopping later and I'm coming to your house. LOL!Pretty!
I won't even tell you who has awesome canisters online..."Touch of Class".

SchmeckyGirl said...

Oooh great collection! I love the last set in the tray and the plaque behind them. Beautiful!

beddow said...

Wow! I could come to your house and go shopping! I've never seen any for onions and the like before. Mine aren't labeled and are old.
Hope everything is going good for you.

Betty

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Your kitchen is totally fab! I have serious cannister issues, I can never find those I'm happy with! Yours are great! I love how those are displayed in the cabinet with the doors removed, what a cool idea!

And the teapot made my heart skip!

Marilyn said...

See what you have done? I just want to go out now and collect cannisters!
Have a nice day.. Thanks for sharing. Marilyn

Susan S. said...

GREAT Canister collection! You've got tons of places to stash little goodies!

Just got your note on my blog and GLAD to hear you are going to get a GIRLS NIGHT OUT...EVERYONE deserves one every now and then!

nikkicrumpet said...

Wow when you set out to find something you don't hold back!! A year from now you'll own all the crowns in the world! Love the teapot.

Pug1 said...

Nice collection!!!! CHEERS! Michele

Allgrins said...

If my passport weren't expired I would come and steal those canisters right out of your house! I have been canister shopping but haven't bought anything yet. I am waiting for the kitchen my husband promised first! I'll have to see it to believe it!

Justine said...

Ooh, send me the ones on the bottom shelf. I love em! And wow, I really love the way your counter has a step-up behind your sink. THat's just fabulous!

Justine :O )

9405018--Pat said...

I love your collections of canisters. Your kitchen is awesome...thanks for sharing...Pat

The Muse said...

Great stashaways...you have done well!! And ah one man's tomatoe (lol) is another man's tomato ! LOL

Collection /addiction...shhh we will never tell!

Anonymous said...

Love the canisters in the corner window! Glenda you have a pretty kitchen... please show us more when you are ready. :-) - SherylCanadianGirl

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You have such wonderful places to display your pretty canister sets. I thought all of them were so unique. laurie

Sweetie said...

I love your canister collection. All of them are great but my very favorite are those stored in the cupboard which you took the doors off. Everything is in a perfect place.
Hugs,
Sweetie

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Tootsie , I like your collection.And that wire teapot is just too cute !

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thanks for swinging by. Unfortunately no crowns in the shop. But I did see some at Hobby Lobby.. they are awesome.. and I'm thinking I "must" have at least one..they are pretty awesome but a bit pricey. :-) I love your cansisters.. especially the ones in the window.. so when you tire of them..umm I don't know maybe you could just slip them in a box and send them my way? :-))Love the backsplash... up close and personal.. Looks great...
hugs ~lynne~

imjacobsmom said...

I'm loving the "Claire Wilson's" they are very cute! You know, I haven't shopped for canisters in a while. I had a friend make a set for me from pottery. I love them and I wouldn't have the heart to change them out. Hope you are keeping warm up North - it's only -13 degrees F. with a -30 degrees windchill! ~ Robyn

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I don't even know where to begin...Let me start by saying this is my first stroll into your lovely garden. The color of beauty!
I have a weakness for kitchen canisters too, but the wired teapots...where did you find such a treasure?
I've enjoyed my visit and look forward to coming again.

Sweet Wishes,
Sara