I spied it in an antique shop in Marblehead, Ohio. The same shop where I found that magnificent card catalog last year. I saw it and the memories came flooding back.
An inexpensive plastic canister set used to sit on my Grandma Bonnie’s counters. Red was her favorite color and just like me she surrounded herself with anything she could find in red. Her kitchen boasted many red things and the canister set was one of the prominent items on her countertops.
When I saw the tea canister in on a top shelf in the antique shop nestled next to the one labeled Coffee I was transported back in time to the kitchen in Big Springs, Ohio where I spent hours with my Grandma. I like to think I got my love of cooking from her. I know I got my gift of being messy in the kitchen from her as she always had piles of dishes sitting around as she prepared a meal. I can still see her climbing up on her counters to reach things in her tall cabinets.
This canister has a boo boo and has some tape holding it together on the inside. I am pretty sure the one my Grandma had had some tape on it as well but my recollection is that it was cellophane tape.
Isn’t it amazing how a simple item can transport a person back to a day long ago? I could almost taste the iced tea that my Grandma Bonnie made using tea bags stored in that canister. Memories, sweet memories, washed over me and that $3 canister now resides on my coffee and tea bar, keeping the memories alive.
Don’t forget to leave me a comment and Comment for a Cause – Friends of DuPont Forest.