Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Vintage Sears Canisters

My grandma had a set of these Sears Victorian Girl canisters when I was little and I would spend hours in the kitchen just staring at them. I loved the different scenes on each canister. For as long as I can remember, I wanted my own set of these canisters. My grandma is one of those people that constantly changes her kitchen decor theme, so I knew she wasn't using these anymore. I asked if she still had them, and if she did if I could have them. Apparently, she decided to get rid of them not too long before I asked. She said she asked all her kids and grandkids if they wanted them and no one did so she gave them to her sister-in-law. Wrong-she didn't ask my mom or me, but that is pretty typical of her. I was a little sad but that didn't deter me from getting my own set!

My husband and I had taken a trip to Northern Idaho a few years ago and I saw a set in a thrift store. Unfortunately, a lid or two was missing so I didn't buy it. I finally found a set on Ebay that was in great shape. The price was right and I was the lucky winner! This isn't my grandma's set, but it is the same set that she had so it is still special to me!
I think that I may be missing one canister. After looking on Ebay, there appears to be one that is a smaller size down from the largest canister. So now I am on the lookout for that one too.I also found that there are salt and pepper shakers and a napkin holder that go with this set. Those are on my lists of wants too!
I even saw a set of cups and saucers that match! Boy, I better be saving up my pennies so I can complete my set!
There are so many cute details on these. Each little girl has a pretty little dress and a ruffly white apron. The biggest canister has a girl rolling out a pie crust, maybe, with a rolling pin, a hutch full of dishes and a cute little kitty begging for a treat at her feet. The next one has a girl grinding coffee so she can make a fresh pot to share. Her kitty is lying on the floor. The third one has the girl sittling in her rocking chair in front of her fireplace with a cute little puppy on her lap.
The girl on the smallest canister, or sugar holder, is enjoying a cup of tea on her ruffled rug. And the creamer has a girl icing a yummy cake! The scenes are all different and all so cute. I could still just stare at them for hours!


Amanda said...

What a sweet canister set! I sought out and purchased a secretary desk identical to one that my grandmother had. It isn't hers, but it still reminds me of her and takes me back to sitting in her house, staring at it just as you did with the canister set. So, I understand that desire! I am so glad you found a set for a good deal on Ebay!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

Blessed Serendipity said...

Those canisters are adorable and every time you look at them you will think of your grandma. How neat that you found the identical set online.


Bente said...

Oh, so sweet.

Have a nice thursday

Hugs Bente

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful cannister set..and how specialt that it belonged to an ancestor. It would be fun if you could find some more pieces...good luck with that- xo Diana

Unknown said...

These are so very cute! Lucky of you! :)


Barbara Jean said...

These are wonderful!!!

barbara jean

LV said...

It was a joy seeing these. I do not recall ever seeing them and I have been around awhile.

Anonymous said...

Hurray! I can finally comment! So many blogger problems lately!

Glad you were able to get the canisters! These things from our childhood mean a lot- don't they?

PS Did you come by my blog and see who your dotty swap partner is?

Nani said...

What a great set! I have a few things that I bought that evoke a special memory. That exact piece wasn't actually there, but it means that memory to me anyway. Glad you found then!

Ann said...

I've never seen these before but they are adorable. They look really pretty on the shelf!! Good luck finding more matching pieces.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh I wish you could of had your Grandmother's, but you have the memories everytime you look at yours. They are cute and lucky to find the s/p and napkin holder!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Those are absolutely adorable! I'm so sorry you couldn't have your grandmother's but so glad that you were able to find yourself another set. Enjoy!

Happy VTT!

c. Joy said...

Best of luck finding the other pieces - knowing what you're looking for is sometimes half the battle. Funny how stuff/things can remind us of those we love and time long ago. Comfort treasures - sort of like comfort food only fewer calories and usually a bit more money is involved.

Ann said...

Wow! Love those sweet canisters.

LBP said...

That is an adorable set of canisters. For some reason, I think I have seen them in an old Sears catalog, or maybe it was a set similar. I'll have to check through my catalogs and see! Good luck with the hunt for the rest of the pieces. That's the fun part!


Jenny's Heart said...

How cute! I have never seen them before, they are adorable!
I am happy you were able to find them :)
Have a great weekend.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

This is such an adorable set!! I can understand why you wanted to have a set of your own! They are so charming!!
I have never seen these before!

Thanks so much for sharing them with all of us!


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I'm so glad you were able to find a set of the canisters, Trisha! It's such a good feeling when you finally locate what you've been hunting for!

Charmingdesigns said...

I've never seen these, they are wonderful

chubskulit said...

I love it's design. Happy Pink Saturday. I am now following your blog.

J.Rylie.C said...

So pretty!

My PINK. I would like to invite you also to my meme, come link with me with Color Connection.

New follower of your blog.

Annesphamily said...

These are so sweet! I am glad you found most of them! Good luck on the hunt for more pieces. HPS to you and come visit soon!

Unknown said...

I remember that set! It was in the catalog. You have a Grandma like that too...huh...Thought I was the only lucky one, but ya gotta love em
Hey I'm havin a giveaway on blog
I'd be tickled pink if ya stopped by

Marti McClure said...

What a wonderful story and how fortunate that you finally have the cannisters. May you enjoy them for years to come! Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

Nicole Blean said...

What a cute post! Reminds me of all of my grandma's kitchen items that I regret not asking for! Thanks for stopping by and happy PS.

Doni said...

Hi Trisha!
I love that you now have a set of your own canisters! I know it would have been more special if they'd been from your grandma, but oh's the memories that really count. I soooo hope you're able to find the other pieces too...I wish I had them myself to gift you with! I've never seen those before, but I can sure understand their intrigue. They're just sooo sweet!
Thanks so much for joining me for Pearls and Lace today! I'm so excited you did!
Blessings, Doni

Sheilakay said...

My sister in-law had these same canisters back in the day! I chose the mushroom ones, my mother in-law bought them for us for Christmas one year!:)

Unknown said...

Those are so adorable! How sweet! I've never seen anything like them but I think I need to be on the lookout now :)

Thanks so much for coming over and linking up your post with my Homemaking Link-Up Weekend last week! The new post is up now and I'd love to have you back!

Hope you have a really great weekend!

Mrs. Sarah Coller

Unknown said...

No wonder you loved these as a little girl, they are precious.
So glad you were able to find just what you were looking for.
Keep saving your pennies for all the rest.

Red Rose Alley said...

Those vintage cannisters are so sweet. I wish I had them in my kitchen. I bet they hold alot of memories of when you were little.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley