Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Few Of My Favorite Things: Old Jars

A love of mason jars is not an unheard of concept in the blogosphere.  I have read many blog entries where the writer professes her devotion to mason jars of all colors and sizes.  This blog entry is not going to be much different from those other blogs, except perhaps my love goes beyond just old mason jars and expands to all old jars :)

Here is a table setting I used recently for a party.  It was three jars - one large ball jar, one medium ball jar, and one medium white jar - with yellow and white flowers in them.  Very simple.  I loved it!

You can also see from the above pictures that I drink out of mason jars - both canning mason jars and some mason jars with handles that I found somewhere along the way.    The cute table cloth is from Dwell Studios. 

  I absolutely love colored mason jars.  I love the extra "chicness" a blue jar gives a table setting.  I recently came across some violet colored mason jars on Etsy and haven't been able to stop thinking about them since!

Here is another Ball jar that I have on top of the white table I painted and posted about last week.  This particular jar is a widemouth jar, which I find to be much better suited for flowers.   I often tie ribbon or twine around the neck of the jars. 

This is a Royal Crest Milk bottle that I picked up at an estate sale in Denver.  I love the shape of it!  I have it in my basement bathroom.  It is amazing how much flowers brighten up a windowless room!

I picked up this bottle in Hallowell, ME.  It says "Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription For the Cure of the Chronic Weaknesses and Complaints Peculiar to Females."   I keep a linen rose in this bottle, because I am afraid of getting a drop of water close to that fragile label! 

This is a malted milk bottle that I also picked up in Hallowell, ME.  This beauty is currently the home to my feather collection.   When I purchased it, it had an odd grainy ash inside of it, and I had to ask the antique store owner to call the seller of this jar to make sure I wasn't purchasing grandma with the jar!  I still have no idea what was in it, but she assured me it was not grandma :)

And finally, these jars (two ball jars, one jar without any insignia) hold corks, buttons, and sea shells.  They are currently clustered on top of a bookshelf in my reading room.  

And those are a few of my favorite things :)

1 comment:

  1. we are kindred spirits... I love old jars too...