When I stumbled across my first Cornishware canister, I had no idea what it was â€” only that unlike all the new canisters I had looked at, it would hold considerably less than a five-pound bag of flour and take up less counterspace. Perfect. So I bided my time and won the right-sized blue and white canister on ebay UK. Then I bided my time a bit more while it made itâ€™s way across the water to me. And then, I fell in love. In the years since, Iâ€™ve had plenty of time to read up on T.G. Greenâ€™s Cornishware and acquire a few more canisters until â€” gasp â€” the staple since 1926 shuttered its doors in 2007. Fortunately, a group of fans resurrected the brand in 2008. Now you can buy the iconic blue and white ware through their online store or Amazon. If youâ€™re looking for the older canisters with the serif typeface, ebay is still a good place to start.
If blue and white isnâ€™t quite your thing, now thereâ€™s Cornish red, too. Initially designed in the 50s, the red color proved to hard to consistently reproduce so except for samples, it was never produced. Of course, a few samples escaped, a following was built and now, 50-odd years later, technology is on the side of die-hard red fans. Cornish Red is available in all 50 pieces of the Cornishware collection. Get yours here. â€” Sarah L.