Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Glass Canisters

What makes a person become a collector of an item like canisters for instance? One day I was walking the aisles of a favorite antique shop full of a variety of vendors' shops. The realization hit me that I like canisters, especially the jar-like kind with the tight-fit clamp closures. I spotted a set that day that piqued my interest, and I made a note to check on it the next time I visited the antique store. But before I left from that particular visit, I paid attention to every canister with the clamp closures. There were a few of them. It seemed then that I kind of like these type of canisters. In fact, I like them a lot. My mind imagined some fun ways to use and display them in my home. It's possible I could become a collector of unique tight-fit clamp closure styled canisters.
A few days ago I went back to that antique shop, and guess what. The canister set, the one I spotted that piqued my interest, was still there! Let me tell you something about this antique store. If you see something you like, you'd better grab it because items don't linger there too long. I know because I've gone back to buy items that someone had already purchased. The prices are great, the quality is excellent, and the shop is visited by many other vintage and antique shoppers. So I grabbed that canister set without a second thought on this visit. Here it is:
the glass canister set I spotted at the antique shop

It's mine now:)
Does anyone else love to collect unique canisters? See my next article on more canisters.
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Gayle Page-Robak said...

Love your cannisters. They are really nice. I use glass cannisters as well, I have had them for a long time. Mine are square and the writing is right in the glass, not colored.I have joined your followers list and invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle

Audrey said...

I have had these glass canisters for over 20 years! Bought them at my very 1st yard sale and I still love them. New Follower.