Examples of vintage storage containers include tin tea boxes and canisters for the kitchen, metal tackle boxes for tools and hat boxes for the bedroom. Vintage suitcases are sometimes used for unique storage. As of 2016, original vintage items are available on both ebay.com and Etsy.com, and many vintage-inspired storage pieces are available at Bed Bath & Beyond and Target.
Both Etsy.com and ebay.com offer many varieties of vintage tin containers. These include tea tins with flower patterns, biscuit tins and tin canisters for flour, sugar and other kitchen essentials. These items generally cost between $10 and $20. These sites also sell vintage metal tackle boxes from the 1940s and 1950s. These industrial boxes are available in many colors, including red and olive green, and are priced anywhere from $40 to over $100. Hat boxes, vintage cardboard boxes and suitcases are all available on these sites for bedroom storage.
Bed Bath & Beyond sells many different containers that mimic original vintage pieces. This includes cookie jars and kitchen canisters, such as square tin canisters and canisters that look like vintage mason jars. Each canister costs about $10 to $20.
Target also offers several vintage-looking storage pieces, including vintage basket sets and storage boxes inspired by vintage suitcases. These products are available for about $10 to $50.