Saturday, April 17, 2010

One Man's Trash

Welcome to my new Feature, called "One Man's Trash." Every Monday I'm going to do a post on Thrift Store, Yard Sale, or even "Dumpster Diving" finds! Most Posts will be showing a way to refurbish the item. But sometimes they'll be perfect on their own. LIKE.......

This amazing find I found at the D.I. (a thrift store here in UT). Vintage (I'm guessing, 1970's) Canister!
So amazing! Who would give these away? And I got the whole set for $5! Say what?!
They're all metal with that great avocado green color and I LOVE the style of the words!

When you find "Finds" like this, they can be used in unconventional ways. I will probably be using these in my office to hold my paint brushes, markers and such. I'm a little concerned about the metal being used with to hold edible items. But If want to later put them in my kitchen for decor, I will!


Flitryss said...

They look earlier than 70s to me, mostly because of the style of writing, I vote early 60s?

They are fantastic, I love love love them.

I'm with you on the no food in them thing. I have a rad set of metal canisters (that will soon find their way to Etsy to go to a new home) but I've always used them to store other things (Change, fish food containers, markers...)

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I grew up in the '70's and '80's and can remember my grandma having similar ones in her kitchen. Those are great!

Framed said...

Avocado green is back??? Who would have thought it?