Giveaway: vintage aluminum canisters

Well kids, I forgot I had these until last night. I was watching American Pickers with my in-laws and the picker dudes found a set in a pile of rubble. It occurred to me that these were packed away in a box located in my craft nook, originally intended for my brother. I found a complete set a few months ago, however, and sent them to him in lieu of this set. Now, I have these, and I want to share them you.

Valued somewhere between $25-$50, this is a great set in good vintage condition. I would add it to my own kitchen, but I like bigger sugar and flour jars (easier for frequent baking!). These are perfect for a small kitchen in a modern or older home. I truly feel like the clean lines and simple font used on the imprint would blend well in a variety of aesthetics. There are four aluminum canisters (flour, sugar, coffee and tea) with their original plastic (perhaps Bakelite) knobs. Rather than setting this set loose in a local thrift store, I'm going to give the entire set to one of you!

To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on this post and share your favorite baked good. Biscuits, cookies, cakes, scones, meringues and pie! They're all eligible. Be specific if you'd like, and if you want to share the recipe, feel free (but it's not required). The giveaway will close on Saturday April 30th at 11:59pm and I'll choose a winner on Sunday May 1st. Make sure you leave your e-mail address if it's not automatically linked in your Blogger profile. Questions? Please e-mail me!

ETA: I will ship this package domestically (US) only. If you live overseas and desperately want the set, though, I would kindly ask for help with shipping costs. Thanks for understanding!


  1. My current favorite things to bake are pignoli cookies, which I recently made from this recipe: They turned out perfect and exactly like I remember them tasting when I was little. They were better, if I do say so myself, than the most recent ones I got from an Italian pastry shop!

    I also really loved making these cardamom pepper cookies at Christmas: Someone mentioned them yesterday and said they were the best cookies she'd ever had. All credit for that goes to the person who wrote the recipe. I was totally intimidated by the very name of the cookie until I read the recipe and got started. They were way easier than they tasted, if that makes any sense.

  2. I want those so so hard for my new kitchen. And baking sometimes baffles me with it's precise measurements and such. However, I LOVE making cobbler when summer hits and the fruit is all fresh and local. Mixed berry cobbler with a scoop of real vanilla ice cream is the best thing to happen to summer since mojitos.

  3. My favorite thing to bake is my rough and tough Uncle Mike's pumpkin bread. Moist and delicious, it's topped with melted butter, cinnamon and sugar. It's delicious year round, but even better in the fall!

    1 lb canned pumpkin
    3 cups sugar
    4 fork-beaten eggs
    1 cup vegetable oil
    3 ¼ cups flour
    1 tsp. baking powder
    1 tsp. baking soda
    ½ tsp. salt
    2 tsp. *Pumpkin Pie Spice
    1 tsp. ground cloves

    •Can substitute 1 tsp. cinnamon, ½ tsp. nutmeg, ½ tsp. ginger for 2 tsp. Pumpkin

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or spray 2 (8x4 inch) loaf pans. In medium bowl,
    combine dry ingredients; set aside. In large bowl, blend pumpkin and sugar until
    smooth. Stir in eggs until well blended. Add oil and mix until combined. Slowly add
    dry ingredients, mixing with a wire whisk or electric mixer on low. Blend until smooth.
    Divide batter evenly between the 2 greased loaf pans. Bake in center of oven at 350
    degrees for 55 to 65 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Brush tops of hot bread
    with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture…lots of it! Cool 10 to 15 minutes.
    Remove from pans. Store in plastic bags or foil. Freezes and thaws well.

  4. My favorite thing to bake is my rhubarb pie. I don't know the recipe off hand, I kind of make it up as I go....guess I should make it again and write it down!

  5. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite. So yummy!

  6. cherry pie! i use the recipe inside the wrapper on the can of oregon tart cherries for the filling, and a variation on cook's illustrated's vodka pie crust.

  7. My favorite baked good is anything I am eating on a Sunday afternoon with my friend and her one-year-old daughter. Every Sunday we get together, eat lunch, hang around for her husband to get out of work, and then we all go to a bakery and pick something out and eat it. Whatever I get is made more delicious by being with them!!

  8. My favorite baked good is New Orleans 7-UP Pound Cake. I normally make it in the summer and let it sit for a day or 2 before eating it. The flavors meld and WOW!. Of course it is completely out of sight for those 2 days. . .

  9. i love to make banana bread, i'll try any recipe! I also love to make anything, but usually won't eat it...i prefer pasta and cheese...but homemade bread! yum!

  10. I'd like a stab at these!

  11. I make a killer chocolate fudge and grandmas chocolate chip cookies, those are probably my favorite to bake...


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