I've started picking up these vintage mason/bell canning jars because I just love the aqua hue of the glass. I bought two from St. Vincent de Paul (Catholic thrift store) and bought two (including the smaller one) at an antique fair a few weeks ago. They have zinc lids and just are so pretty!
I don't really know what I'm going to do with them, although I have lots of ideas running through my head. The small one would be pretty with a candle inside, especially if I was able to pick up a few more in that size--although supposedly that size is more desirable and thus harder to find...or so I've been told. I like the idea of tying ribbons around the necks of the jars and using them as a centerpiece. And of course they would make pretty vases for some flowers from the yard.
Look at the color--so pretty!!
I was reading Blanca's blog today and spied vintage mason jars on her kitchen table holding some silverware. That's an adorable idea, but my little ones are too little for that to work. It wouldn't be long before I encountered a baby doll with a fork jammed down her mouth. (Today I retrieved a cheerio from the mouth of Handsome's favorite doll--apparently he was giving her a snack and wedged a stray morsel in her mouth.)
I turned to Google for ideas and found quite a few--most of which centered around turning the jars into lamps, lights, drinking vessels, and soap dispensers...none of which really interest me. If I had more room on my counters, I think I would fill the jars with noodles and whatnot and actually *use* them rather than just display them...but my kitchen isn't big enough for that.
So, for now I just keep them and bring them out occasionally to admire them gleaming in the light. Hopefully by fall I'll figure out something to do with them--they just seem so "fall" to me for some reason!