I have an almost obsessive fondness for jars.
Any kind of jar.
It's almost impossible for me to throw any glass jar into the recycling bin.
Spaghetti Sauce jars.
Jelly and jam jars.
Jars are a wonderful way to store just about anything.
Great way to corral silverware.
Some years ago, I was on a mission to find and purchase any kind of vintage-type canning jars I could find. As a result, I've accumulated a pretty good stash of old canning/mason jars.
Nice and clean!
I don't discriminate. I accept all types of jars.
I'll take any color too.
Whether they seal with a wire hinge and glass top or zinc screw top, they're a keeper.
A vase to keep fresh cut basil from the garden.
Loose pantry items - cinnamon sticks, cloves, dry beans . . . not sure what the white stuff is anymore. Tapioca, I think???
I'm sharing just some of the ways I use jars to store all sorts of things around my home.
Some of my collection on display in the laundry area.
Lots of jars are used for storing all sorts of supplies/materials in my craft room.
Love this jar. It's a Ball Freezer jar, fitted with a "freezer cap".
These are also favorites.
Mom's Mason Jar
These were manufactured by the Home Products Company in Columbus, Ohio, in the 70's. Can you make out the raised design of "Mom" on the front of the jar?
Instead of a sugar bowl, I use a sugar jar for regular cane sugar, natural sugar and my sweetner.
Storing some corn for poppin'!
A perfect way to store rolls of string or twine. Just cut a hole in the top, and thread the twine through.
This jar is always in my tool bucket when I'm working out in the gardens.
They make pretty nifty candle holders!
Oh, yeah, I use them for canning jellies and jams too.
The last little bit of pepper jelly from last year. As soon as those jalapeno plants out in the garden are overloaded, it'll be time to make some more.
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