Saturday, January 21, 2012

Kromex Canisters.... Turquoise & Pink love!

I have been picking up pieces of these canister sets, since last Summer. So this is just some turquoise love from my kitchen this week. I believe this particular design of Kromex canisters... that I have here for show and tell.... were findable starting in the 1950's. 

I have seen this design of aluminum canister in the colors of....  pink, turquoise, black and yellow.
These were referred to as "Kromex Spun Aluminum Canisters". Which to be honest I am not sure what that exactly "spun aluminum" means. But the sides of them are done with a brush finish. And they have a hard plastic top with a aluminum knob.
Now the down side of having plastic lids... were the stress cracks. And the fading. The bright happy turquoise gets a little pale over time. And the black letters start to rub off.
I nearly forgot to take a picture of the lids before I had recolored in the black lettering. All I use to touch up the letters...  is a standard black Sharpie to darken them with. And I had to redo all the lids. So they now all have shiny black lettering... yea!
This set had the option of having six pieces. The standard canisters being.... Sugar, Flour, Tea and Coffee. The two extra's to add to the set were Grease and Cookies. I have the Cookie canister for the pink set.
The Cookie canister is the same size as the Flour canister. And the Tea and Grease canisters are the same size also. (but I don't have a grease one to show you) And there was a matching shaker set... along with a spice rack... a cake carrier... and I believe a bread box. Just lots of wonderful shiny aluminum goodness.
There is entirely too much cuteness with these sets. Hard to have a sad drab kitchen, with some turquoise/pink love going on. I will never be the girl with the brown kitchen. Ever. 

My matching spice rack is here:  (click here)

I guess it was a couple of weeks ago... but there was this amazing canister set (plastic/melmac) that was linked through "Her Library Adventures".... that has a "Rice" canister. 

Which I have never seen here in the States on my adventures. I have seen lots of Cookie canisters.... but not one Rice. I guess that says a lot about living in the South. Where we all believe that Cookies are more important than Rice! :) 

Be sure to take a peek at those amazing canisters here....
http://sewddelicious.blogspot.com/2012/01/kitchen-vintage.html

And then take a peek at the thrift finds this week at Her Library Adventures:
http://herlibraryadventures.blogspot.com/2012/01/flea-market-finds_22.html

14 comments:

Liz said...

I've never heard of Kromex canisters, but they are really cute.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

yorkie mom said...

They are absolutely beautiful! Love! I remember my mom having a grease can (old coffee can)for used grease. You lucky girl to find those!

Roslyn@Sew Delicious said...

Wow they are gorgeous, I've never seen any like it! Love the pink and turquoise lids! Thanks for linking to me, I've had lots of lovely visitors :)

Cathy said...

so incredibly cute!!!!

Dear Pearl Vintage said...

these are divine I have never seen them before totally gorgeous!

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

I have the black set of these canisters, never knew they were called Kromex. I absolutely love the two colours you have posted pics of. I seen the turquoise set for $65 at an antique mall. I did consider it... but left without them.

Charlene Austin said...

Gasp! Soooo gorgeous. I'm gonna be on the lookout for these!

beckyp said...

I love those I wish I could find some

CanineThespian said...

Those are so awesome, my to fave colours as well.

Poppy said...

Wow, are those ever lovely! The black letters are such a great contrast to those pastel lids, gorgeous.

Cheapchick said...

Wow, these are great! I have never seen these before - will keep my eyes out now.

My Vintage Vow said...

What a find they are amazing.

BeckyKay said...

Those are so amazing! I've never seen them before!

Crystal in Texas said...

WoW! I'd love to peek into your kitchen cabinets! ALL of them! 8-)