Decorative Kitchen Canisters Sets

Kitchen canisters are a long-standing tradition, designed to help keep foods fresh and protected from vermin, as commemorated by the nursery rhyme about the miller-boy who “lived by himself, and all the bread and cheese he had, he kept upon the shelf.” You’ll have no need to “go to London to buy you a wife,” (a little misquote there) with beautiful, decorative kitchen canister sets. Most of the sets listed below come with rubber gaskets or seals for extra security for your food supplies.

Memories of Grandma’s Kitchen

Canisters do more than just protect food. They set the tone for your kitchen. Whether you are a long teenager, a twenty-something just starting out, or a grandmother with a cluster of visiting grandkids, brightly colored canisters make a charming statement for your kitchen – one that will create a lasting impression that will stay with friends and family. “Where did Mama keep the chocolate chip cookies?” “Oh, right there in the big, blue house, next to the tea and sugar.” While perhaps not as strong and olfactory memories, visual associations linger long after the canisters are gone.

Practical Beauty

No one loves meal-worms in the cornmeal or oat bugs in the cereal – unless it is the worms or the bugs. A stout canister with a rubber seal can help keep staples safe or prolong the life of baked goods, such as cookies. Canisters can come in a variety of materials or styles. They can be ceramic, stoneware, or metal – reminiscent of a certain mouse, “bitterly complaining … the bread box is tin, I cannot get in.” Such sturdy materials and a stout seal are just the thing for your kitchen comestibles.

Easy Care

Although not recommended for use in a microwave, and not considered dishwasher safe, most canisters are easy to hand wash and dry. Usually, they will not require frequent cleaning – in fact, a damp cloth over the exterior is often sufficient with perhaps a yearly complete clean. Decorative kitchen canister sets, such as the ones listed below, can complement a kitchen theme or they can be the focal point from which you develop your kitchen décor. Their bright finish invokes memories of milk and cookies at the kitchen table or measuring out sugar, flour or salt for favorite recipes. Both practical and beautiful, they can set the tone for your kitchen – the heart of your home. Listed below is a selection for your consideration.

White with earthen touches in the decorative band. Each lid has a gasket for a tight fit that will
Ceramic Three-Piece Kitchen Canister Set

White with earthen touches in the decorative band. Each lid has a gasket for a tight fit that will help keep out bugs and keep flavor in. Suitable for coffee, tea, flour, sugar or salt. The canisters fit neatly on most standard countertops. The earth tones will go well with shabby chic, country or cottage décor.

Deep burnished copper in color, and decorated with embossed grape design,  these metal canisters
Dark Copper Canisters

Deep burnished copper in color, and decorated with embossed grape design, these metal canisters are just the thing for keeping kitchen supplies fresh and ready to use. Resistant to odors, rust, stain, or mildew, and equipped with a tight seal, these canisters will keep your tea, coffee, flour and sugar in good condition. Hand wash and dry immediately.

Three white Ceramic canisters set in scrollwork holders give a touch of elegance to your kitchen.
Three White Ceramic Canisters

Three white Ceramic canisters set in scrollwork holders give a touch of elegance to your kitchen. Food safe materials, with tightly fitting lids to keep bugs out and flavor in. Store flour, sugar, tea or whatever dry goods you like to have on hand in them. A product of Fleur de Lis living.

A Victoria three-piece steel canister set, charmingly embossed with a fleur de lis pattern, from
Three Piece Steel Canister Set

A Victoria three-piece steel canister set, charmingly embossed with a fleur de lis pattern, from Old Dutch International. Easy to clean, and are stain, rust, odor and dent resistant. However, with that said, they should be hand washed and dried immediately. They are an excellent choice for your tea, coffee, candies, pasta or any other substance that needs a little protection.

This canister set is perfect for your shabby chic, cottage or country kitchen. The galvanized metal
Shabby Chic three-piece Canister set

This canister set is perfect for your shabby chic, cottage or country kitchen. The galvanized metal canisters feature familiar farm messages and have mango wood lids. The light distressing of the green metal gives an added authenticity to their appearance. This set is brought to you by Gracie Oaks. These food-safe canisters are just the place to keep your tea and cookies.

Perfect for a rooster or chicken themed kitchen, these canisters from August Grove boast a bright
Rooster Three Piece Kitchen Canister Set

Perfect for a rooster or chicken themed kitchen, these canisters from August Grove boast a bright picture of Chanticleer on each one. Behind the roosters, are sepia tone farm scenes or old-time farm advertising. A charming addition to the cottage or country kitchen, and serviceable for shabby chic. Keep your cookies, tea and sugar and serve up a conversation piece with your ‘levenses.

You and your guests will love this cheerful set of ceramic canisters, each depicting a cheerful
Waiters Canisters

You and your guests will love this cheerful set of ceramic canisters, each depicting a cheerful waiter serving up a beverage. You can, of course, keep the standard coffee, tea, sugar or flour in them, but one does wonder if there might not be something more interesting, such as wax soda bottles, that one could keep in at least one.

Oh, the intimations of yesteryear! Glass doorknobs were once quite “the thing.” You can relive
Vintage Canisters with Glass Door Knob Handles

Oh, the intimations of yesteryear! Glass doorknobs were once quite “the thing.” You can relive this bit of nostalgia with a canister set that sports glass door knobs as lid handles. The canisters themselves are food-safe and have rubber seals around the lids. Handwash only.

Enjoy the vibrant color and geometric designs often found in eastern tile mosaics. No one will have
Eastern Style Square Ceramic Canisters

Enjoy the vibrant color and geometric designs often found in eastern tile mosaics. No one will have any trouble finding these canisters on your kitchen counter! Food safe, in graduated sizes, they are the perfect threesome for tea, sugar and cookies – a feast for the eyes as well as the body. Add quilt-piece or brightly embroidered runners for a kitchen statement.

Three square, stoneware canisters sporting bright paintings of sunflowers are sure to bring the sun
Sunflowers for a Brighter Day

Three square, stoneware canisters sporting bright paintings of sunflowers are sure to bring the sun into your kitchen. The brilliant yellow flowers on white background will be an eye-catching conversation piece. Food safe, this brilliantly colored set of three canisters can hold any combination of your kitchen comestibles or supplies.

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With this astounding 4-piece decorative canister set you will get ample style and sophistication
With this astounding 4-piece decorative canister set you will get ample style and sophistication for your kitchen. You can easily place them on the counter top or pantry shelf and store your flour, sugar or pasta nicely.
This is made of stoneware set of three containers a captivating way to store in the kitchen.
This is made of stoneware set of three containers a captivating way to store in the kitchen. Charming finish in the beautiful wine motifs delights and makes the kitchen becomes an interesting style.
This beautifully made set of containers with a decorative motif of cocks is a lovely statement,
This beautifully made set of containers with a decorative motif of cocks is a lovely statement, which looks great in any interior. Ideal for the kitchen to store goodies. The containers have lids.
The set includes 3 apothecary jars. The chairs have been designed from elegant glass and can be
The set includes 3 apothecary jars. The chairs have been designed from elegant glass and can be used in any environment. They can be used to store other dry decoration or to store certain edible products.
This amazing set of three clear glass apothecary jars offer a decorative compliment to your kitchen
This amazing set of three clear glass apothecary jars offer a decorative compliment to your kitchen that will also bring a lot of practical use, since they all lend you the extra storage space and allow you to display the decorative or edible items of your choice.
This canister set allows you to add some charm and functionality to your household with an
This canister set allows you to add some charm and functionality to your household with an old-fashioned design that is constructed of powdered coated steel for more durability and will work wonders in your kitchen.
Owl Countertop Collection, I would love to have these!!
Owl Countertop Collection, I would love to have these!!
Canisters by GG Collection at Horchow. OMG! I have these in my kitchen and I love them
Canisters by GG Collection at Horchow. OMG! I have these in my kitchen and I love them
Fresh Valley Canisters to help keep garlic, onions, & potatoes fresh longer. I really want some of
Fresh Valley Canisters to help keep garlic, onions, & potatoes fresh longer. I really want some of these!
I know I don't have room, but I still love it!!!  Le Creuset Enameled Stoneware Canisters
I know I don't have room, but I still love it!!! Le Creuset Enameled Stoneware Canisters #WilliamsSonoma
Dillard´s Exclusive    Item #03172671  Be the first to write a review  These cream canisters will
Dillard´s Exclusive Item #03172671 Be the first to write a review These cream canisters will add a festive touch to your everyday with beveled edges and fleur-de-lis accents. Crafted of low-maintenance earthenware and dishwasher safe. Each canister
coastal decor accessories | Nautical Luxuries Coastal Decor & Gifts - Terracotta Starfish Canister
coastal decor accessories | Nautical Luxuries Coastal Decor & Gifts - Terracotta Starfish Canister ...
This prettily made set of ceramic kitchen containers for spices and various treats, this original
This prettily made set of ceramic kitchen containers for spices and various treats, this original and highly effective solution for every type of decor. An interesting theme sugar skulls delights.
DIY kitchen canisters.  Original blogger says she got the canisters (gallon size!) for $7 each at
DIY kitchen canisters. Original blogger says she got the canisters (gallon size!) for $7 each at Walmart.
A gorgeous set of three canisters, all perfect to accommodate your household decor and simply
A gorgeous set of three canisters, all perfect to accommodate your household decor and simply superb when it comes to bringing some color and charm to the interior with the exquisite blue finish with natural spots and imperfections.
A set of four canisters, perfect for any vintage styled kitchen with their antique white finish and
A set of four canisters, perfect for any vintage styled kitchen with their antique white finish and the ornate decorations, all simply superb at accentuating your interior and providing you with the extra functional use.
Owl Canister, Set of 3 | Kirkland's. def ordering these for my new place! They match a set I have
Owl Canister, Set of 3 | Kirkland's. def ordering these for my new place! They match a set I have for the living room (non canisters)
ALL MEXICAN DECORATIONS!!! LOVE THIS SITE!
ALL MEXICAN DECORATIONS!!! LOVE THIS SITE!
Keep your kitchen ingredients organized with these copper canisters! Get them here:
Keep your kitchen ingredients organized with these copper canisters! Get them here:
Apothecary Jars. be sure to use e600 glue and to stack books on it to set the glue.
Apothecary Jars. be sure to use e600 glue and to stack books on it to set the glue.
Purple canisters / I feel like they could be a little more ornate, but I still really love them
Purple canisters / I feel like they could be a little more ornate, but I still really love them
These sensational containers for sugar, coffee and other products are a great way to keep the
These sensational containers for sugar, coffee and other products are a great way to keep the original. Check at home and in the pastry shop. The whole decorated cupcake theme delights.
kitchen canisters sets country | Galvanized Canisters - Set/3 | Piper Classics
kitchen canisters sets country | Galvanized Canisters - Set/3 | Piper Classics
I love these cute vintage kitchen canisters, so lovely and useful. I' definitely put my tea bags
I love these cute vintage kitchen canisters, so lovely and useful. I' definitely put my tea bags and coffee in these.
Cute green polka dot canister set. Adds a nice pop of color to the kitchen!
Cute green polka dot canister set. Adds a nice pop of color to the kitchen!