23 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers

  1. I wonder how many of us have containers of Colman’s and Old Bay on a shelf. Better still, I wonder what their average age is. 🙂
    Love the pun, too, Ruth.

    • Thanks John. It is so nice to see your presence on WP. Everyone enjoys your comments. ( and your wonderful blog) http://fromthebartolinikitchens.com/2014/07/16/garganelli-pasta/ Thanks for taking time to write a good comment. I was going with like items. After I cleaned off a few greasy kitchen shelves and washed the tins, I lost energy for the boxes, the pitchers, the cans…..so many containers. And I was thinking of those old fashioned glass refrigerator containers. BTW some of my spices are antique so i started buying the small jars at Pennzey’s so they don’t lose potency over time, more likely to get used up.

    • Two sounds good. The collections can get out of hand. Then people think you collect them and they give them to you. Before you know it you are out of space!

    • Yes, Gilly, they are mine but they live in other parts of the kitchen- I gathered them together for the challenge shot. Plus, it gave me the chance to do some cleaning

  2. Those containers are great. That definitely would add so much character to a kitchen.

  3. All of these containers are wonderful. I have admired them for years. However, my favorite is the “Barnum’s Animals” tin. I always loved animal crackers when I was a child, but I only remember them coming in a small cardboard box. That tin is fabulous!

    • THanks for your good words on the blog today.
      Do you know this poem by Christopher Morley? I always liked it as a child but now it seems like an inadequate supper, nutritionally speaking

      Animal crackers and cocoa to drink,
      That is the finest of suppers I think;
      When I’m grown up and can have what I please
      I think I shall always insist upon these.
      What do YOU choose when you’re offered a treat?
      When Mother says, ‘What would you like best to eat?’
      Is it waffles and syrup, or cinnamon toast?
      It’s cocoa and animals that I love most!

      The kitchen’s the cosiest place that I know;
      The kettle is singing, the stove is aglow,
      And there in the twilight, how jolly to see
      The cocoa and animals waiting for me.

      Daddy and Mother dine later in state,
      With Mary to cook for them, Susan to wait;
      But they don’t have nearly as much fun as I
      Who eat in the kitchen with Nurse standing by;
      And Daddy once said, he would like to be me
      Having cocoa and animals once more for tea.

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  5. Great storytelling photo. reminds me of my Granny’s kitchen. Today, it seems like that with the cheap packaging, the food kept inside it lost its value too.

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