Antique French Enamelware Canisters

Antique French Enamelware canisters were staring me in the face on the screen

on the computer screen that is.

In a Etsy Shop I frequent. Love at first sight.

When I saw them in person, I had to call them mine!

 They were going to make a piece that I already had, a collection.

What is that saying? It takes three to make a collection.

French Enamelware Canisters - Housepitality Designs

A beautiful set of three antique French enamelware canisters made their way home to the dining room.

Antique French Enamelware Canisters - Housepitality Designs

A few months ago, I purchased a pretty colander in the same pattern as the canisters.

So when I saw that the canisters were the exact same pattern as the colander,

I had to make them mine, to give the colander some company . . . a collection.

Antique French Enameware Colander - Housepitality Designs

Do you remember this colander when I posted it a couple of months ago in a sunroom post

titled Sunroom Summer Citrus and Blues?

The colander gained a family . . . and a wonderful portion of this collection

is the gorgeous porcelain knob.

Antique French Enamelware Canister Porcelain Knob - Housepitality Designs

However, I must say, that I love everything about these canisters.

Antique French Enamelware Canisters - Housepitality Designs

So happy that the “coffee” canister is part of this set.

Antique French Enamelware Coffee Canister - Housepitality Designs

This set sits upon a grain sack placemat that I purchased from French Laundry

several months ago.

Antique French Enamelware Canisters - Housepitality Designs

They may not be in perfect, pristine condition, but the flaws just add so much character

and you know that they were well used and loved.

Antique French Enamelware Canisters - Housepitality Designs

Antique French Enamelware Canisters - Housepitality Designs

When I begin my Fall decorating, these canisters will be relocated along with the colander

to a new place where they can be a family.

Antique French Enamelware Canisters - Housepitality Designs

And they all would live happily ever after.

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  1. I love happy endings, and I love your canister set to go with your colander, Shirley. 🙂
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  2. Hi Shirley! congrats on your new finds. I love those pretty canisters – they are so dainty too! I love the lovely colander too and can’t wait to see how you’re going to use them together! Hope all is going well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉
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  3. You can be glad I didn’t buy those first. 🙂 If they had been red or black they might have been gone. So cool that they match the colander you already had. The family is back together.
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  4. Those are awesome!! Love the blue pattern xox
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  5. Ooh-la-la! I am a sucker for blue and white, that’s all there is to it! And French, too! *swoon* I joke that my style is French Country-Redneck, but it really isn’t a joke. I’m Southern, and I love French Country, blue and white, and vintage (can’t really afford antiques, although I am one. Almost, lol)Thanks for something to drool over this fine August morning. Feeling just a hint of chill in the air and I’m so excited for Fall to get here soon! (so I can say ‘Happy Fall, Ya’ll’, not to mention enjoy some cooler weather. Have a good weekend!

  6. Oh so lovely!
    They look like they belong on your table. I have never seen these before! A true find!

  7. They are fabulous! And more to add to your blues that are making their way around your house!!! The fact that they match the colander means they were MEANT to be yours!!! So glad you found them. I am packing up all the summer decor today, cleaning and STARTING some fall!!!! I mentioned to Joe last night about wanting to start and he said, “what’s stopping you?” So if he gave the thumbs up, I am on it!!!! Have a beautiful weekend!!!!
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  8. Charming! So nice they match your colander!
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  9. They are gorgeous, such a pretty pattern. I love them as the table centerpiece.
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  10. Thanks for the mention, Shirley!! They do look pretty fabulous with the rest of your decor…so glad you’re going to enjoy them in your gorgeous home.
    Mary Alice
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  11. They are so pretty……I love the petite little knobs that top them off. Great find!!!!
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  12. Gorgeous enamelware, Shirley!

    Happy Saturday!
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  13. They are beautiful, Shirley! Blue and white and French…you know I adore them! So glad that they found a family with your colander! Hugs…Debbie
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  14. Just beautiful! I love the design on them! I always love it when we find something that goes with another piece we have.

  15. They are wonderful!
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  16. Those are darling, Shirley:) I can’t believe they match your colander!!! They were just waiting for you! Lol!
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  17. Love your new treasures – they are perfect. You have such good luck with your treasure.
    Hope your enjoying your weekend.

  18. Great set. I love the signs of use (and love)!
    Michelle from
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  19. What a lovely canister set; I love the patina they have! They look fabulous with your decor! The colander is a perfect match- great find!
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  20. I agree you had to have all 3 and that collander won’t be lonely now. LOL
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  21. These are wonderful. I collect vintage canisters and have them all over my house… I find them so pretty… I opened a business FB page called Unique Artsy Jewelry… Please feel free to stop by… Love, Lor

  22. How nice to find those canisters. They are pretty. You find a lot of treasures. I found yesterday in a mall in Siler City the largest demijohn I have ever seen and it is marked. It was only $25.00 and in great shape just dirty. Don’t it just make you do the happy dance when you find a great treasure. I thought of you because you live near this mall.
    Have a Great Weekend!!

  23. I love your canisters Shirley! The patina, the knobs and of course, their cousin, the colander 🙂
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  24. What beautiful canisters! I love them, they have such character! How fun to have the colander to keep them company!
    Have a happy day, Shirley~
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  25. How wonderful that you found canisters to match your colander! Love them!
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  26. Shirley, what a fabulous find! And now you have a collection! If you ever tire of them, I will gladly take them off your hands!
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  27. Hi Shirley, LOVE these canister finds. Just fabulous and the vintage pattern is beautiful in blue.
    Great collection.
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  28. Your new canisters are beautiful! And they make your colander very them. You are so right, anything more than two is a collection. Happy Blue & White to you!
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  29. Now that’s what I call serendipity!
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  30. What a great find! Blue and white are always in style.
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  31. Hi Shirley,
    I love these they are so pretty. Love the blue and white together and the history to these. So sweet.
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  32. Beautiful, beautiful collection–I can see why you were so intent on buying the canister set 🙂

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