Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Retro Kitsch Kitchen Storage

I've had my eye on these kitchen storage jars for a while, I spotted them in one of the charity shops in my local town. This particular shop is probably my favourite - it's well merchandised, you don't have to sift through the crap, they put the good stuff out, but with this I've learnt the key is, if you see something great buy it when you see it. So many times I have mulled over something and when I've come back to buy, it's been sold.


I originally only wanted the Pasta pot, I think it's so kitsch and fun, and for £2 you can't really go wrong. It's not like I'm a culinary goddess or anything, but these will look great in my the kitchen of my new university house, and pasta is my best dish (thanks Dolmio).


I couldn't resist buying the set of three, flour, coffee and biscuit jars, they like the Pasta pot are uber kitsch. I love the crayon yellow colour and the bold typeface, they will add an element of fun to any kitchen. I paid £4 for the three of them, a complete bargain, for something that you definitely won't find anywhere else. 


It's definitely worth looking around charity shops if your after kitchen storage for a new house, if your a student like me and wanting something cool, but cheap, or your just wanting a little re-vamp. You can find some really quirky bits, that are so affordable, and affordable enough that if it breaks, it hasn't broken your bank. These jars would make a suitable home for cutlery, tea bags (my Uni essential), pens, utensils, anything! Just remember, it doesn't have to hold what it says on the tin...


I hope you like my new finds, let me know what you think, or if you've found anything quirky recently?

xxxx

54 comments:

  1. i love these! you have the nicest little things.
    i've not found anything in particular but i have thought up a quirky storage idea for a ton of rubber ducks- they're now in a huge glass tube!
    laura x
    http://ilikecrayonsxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Laura :) I love that idea, would look amazing in a bathroom, so fun! xxx

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  2. i love this little containers! thanks for reaching out and commenting on my blog :)

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  3. Oh, I love these! I never have any luck finding anything.. haa. ;)

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    1. It is difficult to find good stuff, I think it's luck of the draw & taking chances on things :)

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  4. I like your simple but beautiful style.

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  5. These are simple but so lovely too, I think they'd add a gorgeous touch! Which I was good at finding things like this haha x

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    1. Yeah I think they'll add some character, i'm thinking about setting up a shop selling the things I find so I can do it for you :) x

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  6. They are so cute! I love and love your blog. Please follow my blog back!

    http://ccfashion16.blogspot.com/

    xoxo

    Keep it up



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    1. Thank you, I'll definitely take a look at your blog :) xxx

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  7. I strangely remember these jars! now that is worrying they are very retro. I love the pasta jar in red. Thanks for popping over to my blog dont forget to keep your eyes peeled on a lamp shade. Tracy x

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  8. This looks awesome, looks like something out of a Design Magazine.

    xx

    http://confettifashionblog.blogspot.com.au/

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  9. So quirky, i love them, your pictures are amazing! x

    http://heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. uhh yes in love. These are the perfect thrift finds. Wish I had some myself!

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  11. yep, absolutely adore these little gems! too perfect!
    xo TJ

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  12. Those jars are SO perfect and I love your stairs. What stunning, stunning photos!

    S
    the Reverie blog

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    1. Thank you Sarah, the stairs are just waiting to be painted, I love them like this though :) x

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  13. How I smiled when I saw your jars. They reminded me of something I had almost forgotten; the first jars I ever bought at 18. They were green and blue, instead of red and yellow, I remember I was very proud of them!
    Love your stairs!
    Have a lovely weekend, Harri!
    Lilli

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    1. That's so lovely :) Have a brill weekend too, thanks Lilli x

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  14. I have been looking for containers exactly like this for awhile. Your tip is so valuable though--I remember I put down a wicked retro suitcase I wanted to get at a thrift store for, literally, two seconds, and there were two ladies on it like hawks almost immediately.

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    1. I'm always on the hunt for bits like this, if I find anymore I'll be sure to contact you :) x

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  15. Ur containers are so cute & unique! Sadly, We don't have many such creative & artsy shops here in my country :(

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    1. Thanks Marie :) Ah that's rubbish! xx

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  16. And its even nicer when youve found a bargain and no one else will have the same! really enjoyed looking through your blog.
    http://peaceandloveand.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, yeah thats what I love, there so individual :) x

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  17. Adorable finds! I've bought vintage bottles a few weeks ago and blogged about it/. Love them!

    xx
    The Young Bridget Jones

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    1. I'll definitely take a look, I love seeing peoples finds :) xx

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  18. Gorgeous I love these! & your beautiful blog! xx

    www.satinandsouffles.com
    www.satinandsouffles.com

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  19. I love them! They remind me of the sort of thing my mum had when I was little.

    Nina x

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  20. These are definitely cute, I love the yellow stripes! x

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    1. The yellow is what caught my eye, it's so wrong it's right! x

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  21. great post, lovely photos, following U
    http://everythingyoucanimagineisreal13.blogspot.com/

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  22. Oo those will fit perfect in my pantry!! Love your blog too! PS. I'd love it if you could visit my blog!


    -Stephanie
    @LaminLouboutins.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, i'll definitely take a look xx

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    I'm also having a giveaway, feel free to enter.

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    Monica

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    xx

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  25. How cute! I love containers, even though staying organizing is the plight of my life. :)

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    1. I can only say ditto to this comment, me and organising are not the best of friends :) x

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