Thursday, May 07, 2009

Kitchen Canisters ~ Show and Tell Friday!

Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.

Kitchen hutch
Happy Friday! Today, I am sharing two new treasures that are on my kitchen hutch.

Two beautiful canisters from one of my favorite artists, Marjolein Bastin.

They were originally priced at $15.95 each, but I got both of them for $4.00 at the local thrift store.


I have several other special blue things nearby...

Another one of her pieces that was a gift many years ago.

Kitchen hutch
Toile napkins.

Tea luncheon sets.

Along with tiny blue eggs.

Thank you for taking a look at my new canisters and favorite blue things. Have a wonderful weekend!

Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate.

If you would like to join in, please leave your *permalink* below, along with your first name only (this makes the list easier to read). If your link has been removed from Mr. Linky, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting, or e-mail me with any questions. Have fun!

1. Ivory Spring
2. Lora
3. Cheryl
4. Katherine
5. Lisa Ann
6. Elena
7. sarahlcc
8. Elizabeth
9. Iris
10. Christina
11. Gattina,
12. Barbara Jean
13. Wendy
14. JanMary, N Ireland
15. Belinda Mae
16. Anne Fannie
17. Hollace
19. Terri
20. Leann
21. Linda
22. Cindy
23. Sally
24. Polly
25. Mama Bear
26. shabbywears
27. Lynn
28. Mrs.T
29. Gracie
30. Bonnie M
31. Teresa
32. Newlyweds
33. Chari
34. Lady Katherine
35. Blue Birds Nest
36. Jenifer Barker
37. Carrie
38. leann
39. Dianne
40. Schotzy
41. cindy
42. Serial Crafter
43. sondra
44. ldh
45. The American Homemaker
46. Elena@EPtreasures
47. Janet

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Lora @ my blessed life said...

Your blue things are lovely! I really like Marjorlien Bastin's art, too.

Cheryl said...

My-my-my...your attention to detail is wonderful. Everything looks so fabulous! I love how you've got the bird theme matching the delightful!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Wonderful to get those cannisters at a bargain price!! The blue theme is so pretty.

I posted about birds today too!


GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I have always admired this pattern and think it was terrific that you were able to get these at such a bargain. I love the arrangement with the other items on your hutch. Very lovely, indeed.

Elena said...

Your canisters are lovely! I really like Marjolein Bastin art also. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for hosting Share and Tell Friday!

Sarah said...

Lovely canisters, Kelli ~ I have a love for all things little birdie & butterflies as well. I shall have to look at Marjolein Bastin art, or perhaps I shouldn't........I may not be able to resist! Have a blessed and beautiful weekend with your family.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your wonderful finds. They look just perfect on your kitchen hutch with all of your other decor. You have such a good eye for a bargain and then bringing it home and finding a lovely place or use for it. :-)

Love, Debbi

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

What lovely treasures you have found. Everything looks so beautiful on your hutch,

I love Marjolein Bastin. I used to be crazy over buying her greeting cards and framing them.


Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

Wonderful blue treasures. Thanks for sharing them.


Gattina said...

Looks very cheerful and fresh ! I think my cats would like them, lol !

Barbara Jean said...

Thanks for hosting. You do such a great job.

Barbara Jean

PS I love those canisters. They are so bright and cheery.
Love the little birds with the pot and seeds too.

Tove said...

Your canisters are beautiful.... You always inspire me! I`m down with the flu at the moment, and your little birds made me happy! Have a lovely weekend!


Charity said...

I love Marjolein Bastin too...I have her calender in the kitchen this year. Those canisters are beautiful! The little figurine is cute too!

Unknown said...

I especially love the blue butterflies on your kitchen jars - so pretty.

Thanks for sharing.

moreofhim said...

Oh, I love Marjolien Bastin's art, too, and have many of her pieces, AND,most of them came from thrift stores! My whole bedroom is decorated with her things. How fun to find someone else who likes her, too. Most people don't even know who she is when I talk about her.

I'm so glad you found those beautiful pieces! They are treasures.

God bless you - Julie

Belinda Mae said...

The little birds eating the spilled seed is too precious and the canisters are beautiful - they have a real nature study flair to them.

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Kelli
I love all your blue dishes and cannisters. Those little birdies are just to cute!
Happy Show and Tell Friday!

Tina Leigh said...

Kelli those are really pretty. I love the blue.

Hootin Anni said...

G'day Kelli! I especially love the bird's eggs in the cup and the small box of seed with mini-birds. This is so enchanting.

Terri said...

Those are beautiful, Kelli! I love the pattern.

Gracie said...

Nice canisters Kelli. I have three very similar but they are white and red, and not in a good shape!
My post is on at

Kathleen Grace said...

I love Marjolein too! I have the mug that matches your canisters. I have never seen the canisters before! What a great find:>) I love the napkins and luncheon set too. These are all so pretty together!

Lori said...

Oh, oh, oh....they are just gorgeous!!! I love the little birds and that blue is just beautiful!! :)

Krissie at Winterwood said...

OHMY!!!!!!!! I adore MB! I have her garden book and the illustrations are almost life like and so pretty. I am envious of your gorgeous cannisters, nothing like that here! and what a price ! bargain!!!

The Old Parsonage said...

Ohhh you are a lucky duck! What a bargain and they look like they are in mint condition.

I love toile napkins and the blue mathces perfectly.

Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful Mother's Day!


Arlene G said...

You always inspire me Kelli!!!

Debby said...

I am SO jealous!!! I gotta find those cannisters, she is soooo my fav artist! Thanks for showing us those beauties!

Cindy said...

Love the birds.

Mrs. H. said...

Oh, I love those Kelli! :-) Is Marjorlien Bastin the one that does the greeting cards? They're my favorite. I didn't know she did other things like calendars and dishes! Have a great weekend Kelli!

SmilingSally said...

This would be a good BLUE MONDAY post.

blessings said...

I love blue paired with cream. And I love your style. :)

Blessings... Polly

Linda said...

I thought those prints looked familiar! ;)

Marjolein Bastin is Dutch, and illustrates for a very 'big' national magazine..

There's a large department store that sells lots of her stuff (like china, canisters, etc.) around here..

I LOVE them too! My husband recently bought me a 'special mug' which features seashells, drawn by Marjolein.

Greetings from the netherlands!

GranthamLynn said...

Lovely, I want to live in your house! Have a great day in this sunshine. I hope to be in the garden this afternoon.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Your bird themed items are beautiful, but I LOVE those salt and Pepper shakers. Very sweet.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli!
Love all of your 'blues'!! This is so much fun! Thanks so much for hosting Show and Tell Friday..this is my 1st one today!


Mrs.T said...

Kelli, how lovely! I have never seen any canisters like those. I love Marjolein Bastin's work too. You have the best thrift store finds!

God bless,

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh, I love the canisters. They are so pretty. YOur tea/luncheon set is so lovely also. Everything is arranged so beautifully. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

American Homemaker said...

I love you show & tell this week :) So adorable!

Unknown said...

I love this. Everything is so sweet feeling.

GlorV1 said...

Hi Kelli. Just stopped by to wish you a Happy Mother's Day ahead of time. I love the blues and it's great that you got the cannisters at such a low price. Take care and again have a great weekend.

Zaroga said...

Love the canisters, Kelli!

Heather said...

great canisters! i love the new look on the hutch now.

Lady Katherine said...

I adore blue bird and butterflies! I do love the cannisters! the little birds are so cute. I love the doily, the luncheon set. What a wonderful price and your favorite artist! I know you were jumping up and down with happiness! How lovely it all goes together! I do not know anything about the artist! Love for you to tell about the artist work.

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, I forgot! I just love the toile napkins!

Bri Schaaf said...

I just love your canisters!
Especially the Birds and Butterflies!
How wonderful!
Thanks for sharing!

TJ said...

I love how everything is so wonderfully coordinated! I love the blue flower tea plates. And what a great deal on the canisters!

Have a lovely weekend!

akawest said...

The canisters are lovely. You have a pretty way of displaying things in your home.

Julie said...

I love how you have it all displayed. The colors and extra touches are precious. Have a Blessed Friday..julie

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Kelli...

Sheeeshh...I'm getting here a bit late today but I didn't want to miss out on "Show & Tell" Friday!

Girl, I just adore your beautiful canisters...I've never seen anything like them! I've never heard of this artist either..I'll have to do a little digging...I just love her things! The little blue wooden box with all of the sweet birds...too cute!!! And of course, it looks just perfect displayed beside those beautiful canisters!!! I bet you were doing the happy dance when you found them...$4??? OMG...what a bargain!!!

I just love your entire shelf vignette...the pretty blue toile napkins and Ohhhh...those gorgeous tea cups and luncheon plates with the sweet blue flowers are lovely!!! This is all sooo beautiful, my friend!!! Thank you so much for sharing your treasures with all of us today...and thank you so much for hosting "Show & Tell" Friday once again!!! I always have so much fun with it!!!

Warmest wishes,

Jane said...

The jars are beautiful, full of God's creation. Thanks for sharing Kelli.

LBP said...

What beautiful cannisters! And such a great bargain! They match your decor perfectly.



Quinne said...

Hi Kelli :) I do love those tea luncheon sets - so pretty esp for this time of year.

Have a lovely weekend! Love, Q

Love Bears All Things said...

I love her things also. This was a wonderful find. Great price. I know you will enjoy them. I like the little piece with the birds. I've admired it before when I caught a glimpse of it.
Mama Bear

rohanknitter said...

They are so pretty, and I love those tiny eggs. I have long been a fan of her artwork.

Dianne said...

What a great find! Love Marjolein Bastin.

Janice said...

Beautiful jars, I love the delicate blues.

arkie said...

Love the canister's!

Anonymous said...

It's all so wonderful!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Kelli!

Your new canisters are just too darn cute. Love the blue. It's so happy!


Brenda Kula said...

I just found out about this, Show & Tell, and want to put it on my list to remember. I love your nature inspired pretties! I'm a gardener too, when I'm not in here reading blogs! And your toile napkins! I'm in love with those.

Lisa said...

Your canisters are so pretty. The perfect shade of blue!

Shopgirl said...

I am a fan of Marjortien Bastin also. I have cards that were done by her. Your post is lovely, all the shades of blue just seem to melt into each other.
Have a great weekend,
Hugs, Mary

Sharri said...

I love her talent too!
You got a wonderful, wonderful deal on them (doesn't that feel great!?) :)

You have everything looking perfectly lovely!

Jenelle said...

Oh I love your new treasures. It fits perfectly on your hutch. Love the birds and the colors too.
Have a blessed weekend!

American Homemaker said...

I finally linked at 11:36 tonight... LOL Hey! It's still Friday :)

Barbara Jean said...

OOPS! Sorry Kelli.
Didn't see my name and thought i had forgotten to sign up.
Pretty bad memory huh?

Thanks again for hosting.

Barbara Jean

Elena said...

A lovely collection of pretty blue things. I especially love those little birds atop the blue box.

Kathy Butryn said...

Hi Kelli...
Just an invitation to drop by my blog today and download my Mother's Day give-away gift!

Happy Mother's Day!

Adrienne said...

Hi, Kellie -
Your new canisters are wonderful! I wouldn't have left them if had seen them. They are perfect on your hutch. I enjoyed seeing everything you have arranged there. Thank you for sharing with us again today.

Jennifer said...

So sweet and lovely....everything from Marjorlien is so nice!

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teachermomof2 said...

I am a Marjorlien Bastin fan too! I love her things! I also love your blue toile napkins. Toile is one of my favorite fabrics ever.


Simply Heart And Home said...


What lovely Marjolein Bastin treasures. She has such a lovely touch.

Happy Mother's Day.


Anonymous said...

Your kitchen canisters and your flowers look so lovely!
I just love coming to your blog!! It is so refreshing-- I think it is the most beautiful blog online!
I would love for my blog to look so lovely--
Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!
Miriam :)
p.s.-- Marjolein Bastin is one of my favorites, too. I have been looking for the litte birds.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to say--
Sorry, I haven't been over for a visit in while. My activities have taken me out of the home and I would much rather be at home.

Julie said...

Hi Kelly, absolutely beautiful.
I just love everything you make and now you leave me enchanted by your blog! Many Blessings to you on this Mother's Day, Julie

Barbara H. said...

What beautiful canisters! I've never seen anything like them. I just love Marjolein's work. I don't know why anyone would give them to a thrift store, but I am glad you snagged them! That little art piece is sweet, too, as are the napkins and eggs.

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli, I was looking back at your other posts and I was wondering if oyu use a cricut to make your paper crafts? Or do you use punches..I dont have a blog so maybe on your next post you could post about what you use..thanks

Barbara Jean said...

Was the little box with the seed and birds from a friend?
Would love to know where the birds came from.

Barbara jean

cornish said...

The canisters are beautiful. love the designs on them

loie7 said...

I have the entire canister set from Marjolein Bastin and need to replace the lids only on the two larger ones. I found a small canister on eBay but would love to find the lids I need. My mom, would died in 2010, loved MB and would always buy her cards for me. I have a box with a Nativity set that I bought her from Mexico..the lady that's selling the canister has the same box in the picture. I love your decor.. my house is Country French in yellow and blue.