My friend Beth, The Food Adventuress, recently blogged about her favorite kitchen tools.
One of them completely was out of the ordinary. A surprising unexpected entry.
And, it was COMPLETELY adorable.
What was it?
One of her favorite kitchen tools was “the chip can.”
“The chip can” is an old-timey tin container that potato chips and pretzels used to be stored in and sold and often prominently displayed advertising for a shopkeeper. From what I can gather, these tins were in production in the 1930s and 1940s.
So why is “the chip can” one of Beth’s favorite kitchen tools?
Because she actually stores her potato chip bags within in!
After reading her blog post, I actually came across several of these adorable vintage potato chip containers at the Tontitown Flea Market on Hwy 412. They are priced in the $11-$15 range, so they are completely affordable.
Okay, so perhaps having a vintage container with character (read: old) is not your decorating style… but the moral of the story is to look at something in a different light. What items do you have around your house that can be incorporated into a new resource?
In the case of “the chip can” what makes it so adorable to me is that it is breathing life into something ordinary. The humble potato chip.
Everything old is new again.
Eat well, my friends. Eat well.