While we're all in favor of decanting dry ingredients into mason jars for the pantry, there is something beautiful and satisfying (and, ahem, hidden) about storing oft-used items in a classic enamel storage jar with a simple resting lid. From coffee beans to dog treats, sugar cubes to spare change, this sweet enamel jar keeps things tidy on countertops + surfaces. And while we think a row of these (perhaps labeled with an erasable grease pencil) looks pretty darn classic in the kitchen, these would lend a (brilliantly unbreakable) apothecary vibe to bathroom storage. Oh, hi/bye q-tips, cotton balls, or matches. 7"
Enamelware is metal-not ceramic, so don't put it in the microwave!-made from steel fused with melted glass and fired at exceptionally high temperatures to achieve its signature glossy-hard finish. This process makes it easy to clean, rust-averse, safe to use in the oven, dishwasher, or freezer, and long lasting. There's a reason your grandmother still has hers. Like many centuries-old techniques, the hand-dipped coating + hand-painted details can present subtle variations in each piece. We think they're charming, and, never fear, these "imperfections" won't affect use.
Take Care: While it can withstand extreme temperatures and a host of other abuses (looking at you: camping with children) enamel's kryptonite is its vitreous coating. Don't bang it with a spoon or drop it like it's hot (even if it's hot!) or it can chip.