Saturday, January 29, 2011

Lincoln Beauty Wear Mid-Cetury Canisters

I have been looking for a set of vintage canisters for quiet some time and have just about given up hope.  I never find them at thrift shops and rarely find them at antique stores.  I might find ONE or a very bad, dented, mis matched set...and they are always over 30 dollars.  Yesterday I did a search on ebay and etsy, pretty much given in to only finding them there...and of course paying a premium and shipping on top.   You can see a few I found that I liked on Ramblings from a Girlie Girl Housewife....

Anyway, even on ebay there are so many worn out and incomplete sets.  But I had decided that it might be fun to buy something and just look for the rest of the pieces as I shop around.  That is part of the fun, after all.

I had to leave my desk for some reason or another and never returned to bid...

Later in the day I had to run a few errands that took me to he down Town Plano area o I decided to stop in at one of the Antique Malls I frequent....they had nothing in regards to canister sets....but I did get a vintage train case (yes, another one...I am addicted) and this one matches the vintage suit case I bought last week at an estate sale.  More to come on that....

Anyway, since I was in the neighborhood, I stopped in at the little Thrift Store that has turned into a gold mine for me (maybe one trinket at a time but I have found some wonderful things there).  I browsed around and made my way t the ONE shelf they have in regards to housewares and found my coveted Lincoln Beauty Ware Mid-Century Canisters that I have bee searching high and low to find.  The exact set I have wanted....not settling on something I really did not want....I found THE SET I WANTED....with the exception of ONE canister, the coffee canister, it was complete with lids,  the black finales on top, and the labels (one corner is missing on "Tea" think).  I piled each canister into my arms and went to pay.

The cashier saw that the price was marked for a set of 4 and called up the lady in the back and asked her if they were mis marked or was there another canister lurking in the off she went to search.  She came back holding the "Coffee" canister!!!!

Not all the black finales on the top stay up and there are a few rust spots, both are easy fixes.  I can not believe the luck and they were only 4.95 for the set.


  1. OMG!! Love that canister set. How wonderful to find EXACTLY what you've been looking for! I like your 3 shelf cart....kinda likin that green color too. Hmmmm!

  2. "I had to leave my desk for some reason or another and never returned to bid..."

    Some call it intuition, some call it fate, whatever it is, keep listening to that little voice that guides you to these treasures :)

  3. How serendipitous! And for five bucks?! Can't beat that deal!

  4. Oh my gosh! I saw some of those on ebay once and forgot to bid...still kick myself for that!!! So...jealous here! :)

  5. Good on you for finally finding the canister then.
    They are looking good!


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