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Old 05-20-2005, 01:36 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by jkath
I'd love to see a photo!

choc, if you ever see one on ebay (as I know that's your home away from dc) pm me
I sure will!

Maybe I can get my aunt to take a photo of it with her digital camera and she can send it to me so I can post it for you.

I will ask her next time I see her.

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Old 05-20-2005, 01:38 PM   #12
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. Paul uses my "old" ones for screws, nails etc..they are antiques by now...
paul and the nails? or the tupperware?

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Old 05-20-2005, 01:39 PM   #13
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Old 05-20-2005, 02:45 PM   #14
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[QUOTE=jkath]...also keep bay leaves on all the shelves of my cupboards, as I've heard it keeps any creepy crawlies away. I've never seen one in there, so either it works, or I'm just lucky...QUOTE]

Reminds me of the old joke about this guy who walks around snapping his fingers constantly.

When asked why he did that, he replied, "It keeps the elephants away."

"That's silly, there isn't an elephant within a thousand miles!"

"Works pretty well, doesn't it?"
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Old 05-20-2005, 03:24 PM   #15
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hehe Andy

I have porcelin canisters for flour / sugar / coffee.

I have several clear glass ones with the rubber fittings and the latch type lids that I have filled up with rices, b. sugar, cornmeal, beans, etc.

I also have some plastic click-clacks (I think that's what they're called) which are also air-tight that I use for granola, croutons, oatmeal and such.

Whenever I open a box or bag of stuff I put what I don't use into some type of container. I HATE bugs. It doesn't matter how clean you are if something has an opening they manage to sneak their way in.

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Old 05-20-2005, 03:44 PM   #16
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I have never been able to use any sort of container on the couter tops as hubby does not like anything left out on it - well except the fruit bowl and the knife rack, the small electric kettle and the bottle of hand soap... I have had to find places inside the cupboards for everything that usually lands on the counters in a normal kitchen.

I do have the tupperware modulars in my pantry, they are getting old now - since 1988 - so I am going to have to start replacing them as I don't like the smell that some of them start to give off after a few years. I leave all foods in their bags and just store the bags in the plastic containers.

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Old 05-20-2005, 08:11 PM   #17
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Like most of you I use Tupperwear. A few years ago I sold Tupperwear. You guessed it. I have a container for everything. I especially like the fact that they stack and they came with labels so everything in my pantry is neat and labeled. I love it!
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Old 05-20-2005, 09:10 PM   #18
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I gave up on the fancy ones years ago. They just don't work in Fl. Tupperware works ok but takes up too much room. I finally settled on zip lock freezer bags. I put my brown sugar in one and put it in the crisper of my refrigerator and it never gets hard. The gallon size will hold 5 pounds of sugar or flour. Since I've been using them I"ve never seen an elephant or a bug.
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Old 05-20-2005, 09:29 PM   #19
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Have my Mom's old aluminum set for flour, sugar, coffee, & tea. She kept the grease strainer.

Charlotte, lots of ladies on the Kitchen forum at THS don't allow canisters or paper towel holders on their countertops. I find that so strange. My kitchen is definitely no showplace, but it is user friendly. Even once it's remodeled it'll still be a comfortable place to cook without reaching behind cabinet doors for everything.

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Old 05-20-2005, 09:33 PM   #20
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I use aqua colored vintage canning jars and gallon Horlicks jars as canisters in my kitchen.

The major disadvantage is the small mouth of the jars, but it is surpassed by the inexpensive decorative effect -- at least in my eyes.

Besides, I can buy as many as I want and never break the bank, and I can see what is inside.


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