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.
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What a great memory and I’m so happy you brought it home with you. For me it was a yellow porcelain kool aid jug that made me think of my dear grandma. I didn’t buy it but boy did the memories come flooding back. I later bought a clear jug the same shape.
Oh how sweet that that yellow porcelain kool aid jug brought back the same type of memories. I absolutely love when that happens. There are some things that are just wonderful reminders of times gone by. Thanks for sharing yours!
It is so great to find those things that take us back to good memories. Mine was something my parents owned. It was a gold clock with a gold horse made with it. I was in my favorite vintage shop in Smithfield, VA. and spot one just like it. It is now sitting proudly in my sun room/collectable room. Many good memories flooded my mind when I saw it.
Shirley, I love that you found that clock and it brought back all of those memories! I love when that happens and whenever you look at it you just kind of flash back to those days, right? Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Cool when an inanimate object can be a source of fond recollection.
It brought back such vivid memories of being in my grandma’s kitchen and all the love that I felt when I was there!
Aw, as I was reading that, I was SO hoping that you bought it! Smile!
Of course I had to have it. $3 well spent in my humble opinion.
So true. Every time I venture into an antique shop or even a thrift store, I go back in time to memories of my mom or grandma. Of course, you had to purchase that tea canister; it begged you to do so!
Of course I had to buy it. At $3 it was worth it!