In the age of the instant espresso maker, colorful vintage cafetières are used now as decoration or vases.
Old coffee mills are decorative, but those in good condition can sometimes still be used.
Vintage hanging salt containers are another common brocante find.
Fancy locked sugar boxes from the 19th century.
Vintage kitchen canisters:
Vintage Champagne buckets:
- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at kristinh @ apartmenttherapy . com