I try keep my kitchen counters clutter free… but who can resist keeping canisters out in plain sight? Especially when they are glass… and full of really yummy “stuff”!
I love to line them up like they are marching in a CANISTER PARADE…

Glass canisters are both utilitarian and decorative!
 I like to use old flea market teacups as scoops!
 Don’t these snacks look even more tempting in a fun teacup scoop?
I even measure out my flour and sugar in a teacups… most traditional tea cups measure one cup!
I have to restrain myself or my whole kitchen counter would be one parade of canisters!
This year I added a bit of fall to my canister parade!
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  1. says

    Luv your canisters on parade!I agree, everything looks better showcased in glass. I have all my goodies in glass canisters and canning jars. Makes for a pretty pantry and I cans see everything at a quick glance. Your Mini pumpkins look too cute!!

    Cheers, Gee

  2. says

    I like your canister parade..oh so much! They are ‘art’ and an interesting object of interest with the variety of contents. And the teacups are soooo fun and pretty. Once, years and years ago, I was using a teacup for a scoop and the handle came off and I got a bad cut. But, I’m thinking I was packing it maybe??? with brown sugar…that would use force. Anyway, love your display!

  3. says

    Oh Yvonne, I love your idea of the teacups. I never thought about an original teacup measuring a cup. You just gave me a solution to my ugly measuring cup in my canisters :) I tried to keep my canisters off my counters, but it was to much going back and forth to the pantry.
    Have a great day!

  4. Anonymous says

    Love this idea. Everything you do is just beautiful. If you don’t mind my asking, where did you find this size canisters? I love these. Have a great week. Sheila

  5. says

    Hi Yvonne,
    It sounds your Asian §;-) like me. I was raised with cups as the measurement in whatever my mum does. A cool thing to see in a Western world.

    I use Asian cups too, with no handle (Chinese & Japs use as teacups). My canisters are full of rye, wheat and wholemeal cereal.

    Your kitchen is a dream kitchen.

    Have a blessed Mid-week.

    Greetings from a rainy Stockholm,

  6. says

    I have been debating about canisters in the new kitchen, I love the idea of the clear ones, you can change them out for the seasons!!!!!!!!!! Love your “parade”! I’ll be back tonight:) XOXO

  7. Donna Brown says

    I enjoy these canisters also. It is so much better than getting them out of the cabinet every time I bake. I love your web site and I wish I had someone to teach me how to do what you do but don’t know where to start. Thanks for sharing.

  8. says

    I love using the tea cups! I’ve never thought of doing that. If I had more counter space, I’d have more canisters. :) You always have the best ideas!

    I’ve joined the party as you suggested ~ thanks for the invitation!


  9. says

    I love your parade of canisters…especially when they’re filled with such yumminess! The tiny pumpkins are so cute! I love the idea of using a pretty teacup for a scoop. I have to get some for my canisters.

  10. says

    Hi Yvonne, Your canisters are reminding me of the ones I used to have back in the 80s–I kept everything in them–flour, sugar, cereal, pasta, and then I put them away. I think they mostly came from Crate and Barrel. I will have to get them out again and fill them with pumpkins and other goodies. Linda

  11. Anonymous says

    I have a couple of those glass canisters on my counter–one is filled with the little colorful ‘math bears’ I used to teach my son counting when he was in kindergarten (he’s 14 now!). He would love your snack mix jar; is it a special recipe?

  12. says

    Yvonne, I love seeing all your pretty canisters! I try to keep my counters clear, too…but couldn’t resist adding a few canisters when I saw the baking center in the movie, It’s Complicated. :) Love how you filled yours!

  13. Anonymous says

    Do you have the dimensions on your canisters? I want to get the look and there are several sizes out there, the size of yours will give me an idea of what I need to buy. Thanks.

  14. says

    I have these same canisters, Yvonne, and love filling them with seasonal goodies! However, I DON’T have beautiful blue and white cups like you do … just might have to keep my eye out for some! :)

  15. Susan says

    Yvonne, I LOVE your Canister Parade!! Would you mind sharing the recipe for your Snack Mix, it looks delicious!! Thanks!!

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