It is amazing that what started out as something so utilitarian could be so pretty. The simple canning jar. It could be that beautiful aqua color. Though I do love the clear ones too. It could be the thought that years ago it was most likely used to preserve something delicious. Strawberry jam or fresh peaches perhaps. Maybe some summer tomatoes.
Ball or Atlas. Clear or colored. I’m not fussy. Though I do lean toward the blue shades. The old crusty zinc tops with their porcelain liners. I do have project in mind for those clear jars that are sadly stashed in the garage. Other then cleaning my paint brushes in them. I have it pinned in my Pinterest.
You can fill them up with anything and it makes it that much better. Like sea glass, that I wish I could say I picked up at the beach. Is it horrible that I picked them up at Target instead? Some coastal girl I am. I’m a fraud I know.
I think my favorite thing to do is fill them with flowers. A little or a lot, it doesn’t matter. Those 3 dollar bouquets from the grocery story and some blue jars and you have a centerpiece.
Even when you don’t have flowers you can find something around the yard to fill them up. Some twigs, some pine cones, a little white paint… another centerpiece.
The old rusty wire bales never seem to fall apart. They might not always have their glass lids but then if you are filling them up with flowers they really aren’t needed now are they?
Take a look through some and see what you can find to do with them.
Do you have any jars that you use or display? I have seen a few of the purple ones online but have never run across any. I will keep my eyes peeled for sure.
ps. If you want to know more about collecting Ball jars. You can go here for a wealth of information.
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