I was so excited to receive this wonderful surprise from my aunt. I'd been shopping around for kitchen canisters for some time when she offered to give me an old set of hers. But I had no idea they would be so charming!
She thrifted them herself something like thirty years ago, so they're old and unlike anything I could purchase new today. I love the cheery hand-drawn flowers that decorate the glass, which is stamped as made in France. The set of eight jars is labeled in liters, holding anywhere from .5 to 2 (which is really quite large!).
The jars are much more flowery and decorative than anything else in my kitchen (or house, for that matter!) but I Iove that they were used by my aunt and possibly someone else before her. A hot bath and new rubber seals made them as good as new. Today, they introduce a little soft vintage vibe into my own home decades later, and I fondly remember where they came from every time I go for a scoop of oats, sugar, or flour. (Thanks, Aunt J.!)
Have you received the gift of a lovely kitchen hand-me-down before? Let's hear about it in the comments below.
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(Images: Regina Yunghans)