Ceramic canisters are very useful. In the kitchen, they can be used for storing flour, sugar, coffee, and tea, as intended, but kitchen canister sets can also be used for many other purposes throughout the house.
Many dinnerware manufacturers offer canisters that match their tableware sets which makes creating coordinated kitchen décor simple.
My favorite style of ceramic canisters comes from Anchor Hocking. I like it because of the clamped top. It keeps food fresh and it is pretty spill proof. I used to have a white set in my kitchen. Anchor Hocking also makes many useful kitchen accessories that coordinate with their solid-colored canisters.
My kitchen is currently decorated in a coffee theme and I'm using Pfaltzgraff dinnerware in the Cappuccino pattern. Pfaltzgraff does have a canister set in that pattern, but I'm looking into getting these Drake Design taupe canisters and matching accessories. I like the removable die-cast resin bases and the fleur de lis decoration on the lids. It will bring my coffee theme to life and coordinate perfectly with my tableware sets.
The choices are really endless. Check out the selection of ceramic canisters.
If you are changing décor and have a canister set that you love, don't hesitate to use it for other functions.
While canisters are awesome for keeping food items in, they can also be used as cookie jars, utensil holders, or to hold flatware in a buffet presentation.
They can used as part of a centerpiece, filled with a flower arrangement, or as a "catch all" for hiding away change, extra keys, batteries, or all of the small tool items, nails and screws that a husband is known for leaving here and there around the house.
Canister sets are functional in the bathroom as well. They can be used for storing cotton balls, cotton swaps, first aide items, hair accessories, make up, you name it.
They are pretty nifty as a desk accessory for holding snacks, sewing kits, repair kits for glasses, and spare office items like staples, paper clips, rubber bands, screen cleaners, and so forth.
Recently, I went to an antique store looking for a crock to use as a utensil holder. I found a wonderful three piece vintage canister set. It had a simple pattern. It was beige with a blue stripe around the top and it had wooden lids. I absolutely fell in love with it.
I use the largest canister as a utensil holder in the kitchen and now I have two canisters with wooden lids that can be used elsewhere to decrease clutter. I think I'll take the middle sized canister to work to put snacks in and use the little one in the bathroom when I redecorate or I might use it in the kitchen for a centerpiece. I haven't decided yet.
The ideas for using kitchen canister sets are countless.