Sunday, August 4, 2013

Ball Jars are beautiful...



I love, absolutely love old blue Ball jars, I have a few. So when they put out this new vintage jar I ran to the store and got a couple of boxes. They are so adorable, I was all tickled washing and drying them and setting them out on the table. I can't wait to use them. I think I might hit Target again for a couple more. ;D

I think for so many of us the old Ball jars remind us of our childhood. Grandmothers and Moms canning, seeing jars of vegetables, jam and fruit in pantries. I remember helping my grandmother cutting up the things she was going to can, it was exciting and very fulfilling seeing all the precious work after it was done in Ball jars.  She always had a big garden and Mom, my siblings and I would help prepare.

I don't use a pressure canner, have only canned jam, applesauce, apples and tomatoes. Mostly because the old pressure canners scared the heck out of me, but now they have ones not as dangerous, however I've never gotten one. I'll stick to the large canner with waterbaths, thank you. :) It was beautiful seeing shelves of jars, I still think the food in canning jars are beautiful and I appreciate all the work that was done to fill them.

4 comments:

Happyone said...

Oh, I love them too and have some around the house.

Winter said...

I love putting dried roses or buttons in them. These will be pretty with some little live flowers, love the color. I get tickled at myself for loving jars, my husband cracks up. :)

Happyone said...

I have some with old marbles in them. There are so many things that would we can put in them!!

Winter said...

Marbles would be pretty in one.