I love mason jars. It all started back in the 70’s when I bought my first jar to store spaghetti. (I love pasta too) It didn’t take long before I had started collecting large mason jars for kitchen canisters and small quilted jelley jars to keep spices in. The collection of Ball jars grew when I learned to can and make muscadine jelly.
I love vintage jars with their wear and bubbles in the glass. It’s amazing how they can take so much and still withstand the test of time. The beauty of mason jars is both visual and functional.
Bale lid antique jars are good for display or just to admire them in the light of a sunny window. Those old mason jars have character. Take care though – antique fruit jars and vintage mason jars are best for display only. My advice is to use new jars and seals for canning and storing food.
Over the years mason jars have become a part of my everyday living. So, when I was trying to think of a name and theme for my website, JelleyJar.com seemed perfect. And of course my website tagline: “Filled with all the important things in your life, jelley jars hold what you hold dear.” That hasn’t changed but it has been a while since I temporarily kept a goldfish in one. Here are some of the wonderful things I have used mason jars for then and now: in the kitchen for cooking, a vase for flowers from the garden, as a pencil holder, tipped on the side for a backyard bird feeder, a button jar in the sewing room, to catch coins from the laundry, and on hot summer days as a glass for strawberry lemonade!
Recently Ball has released a Collector’s Elite Color Series of jars in Aqua, Purple and Green glass jars. My favorite is the blue but the other jar colors are pretty too! I am including a link to them below 🙂