I love to use unexpected things for storage, and there are so many things that I see at the thrift stores that can be repurposed in fun and interesting ways.
The traditional ceramic canister set that I had on the kitchen counter had to go. It just wasn’t the look that I wanted anymore.
Actually it was never the look that I wanted, but I never got around to doing that makeover.
Sound familiar? I hope I’m not the only one that happens too.
The $5 thrifted set functioned perfectly fine so it just got put on the back burner, and after a while I just became blind to it.
I think I got my money’s worth out of it though, and I’m sure the thrift store will find it a good home.
The round plastic container was our sugar bowl.
Here’s what I’m using to replace them… four 50 cent vintage coffee pots and a $1 vintage ice bucket. All from my craft studio thrifted stash.
This 3D stick-on letter sheet that I found at the dollar store had perfect sized letters.
I tried to colour them red with a red marker, but it wasn’t opaque enough for me… so I grabbed the red apple spray paint that I used on the hardware for my kitchen china cabinet makeover.
And it really did the trick.
I’m using these vintage coffee pots to store decaf teas. To me that’s unexpected and fun. These coffee pots take up less space than teapots, and I love their look. The one on the left obviously had a lot of use back in the day. To me that’s great patina.
My coffee pot holds Earl Grey Breakfast tea (which I enjoy anytime of the day actually), John’s holds Orange Pekoe, and the third holds green tea which I often drink as well.
We do have regular caffeinated tea for guests, but it’s kept in the cupboard because it isn’t used every day, and John does drink decaf coffee occasionally.
Maybe I should find a mini teapot to store his coffee. lol.
Isn’t the mini coffee pot sugar container sweet?
And the vintage ice bucket makes a fabulous cookie jar because it has an air tight lid.
The little village close to us has an old style general store that also has a bakery, and we love to support them by buying fresh baked goodies… pies, brownies, tarts, and especially cookies.
They package cookies by the dozen, and they’re only a little more expensive than what we’d pay at the grocery store. But for me the big plus is that they’re fresh baked and preservative free.
I bake occasionally, but not as often as I’d like so we enjoy supporting our local little bakery. There aren’t many small town bakeries around here anymore.
So the next time you’re looking for some interesting kitchen storage…
…think outside the canister. 🙂
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Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!