I discovered a box of unique canning jars at Walmart last week. The Better Homes and Gardens had a display of the 1/2 pint, pint, and quart jars in an isle I rarely visit, at my local store. Included in the display were some creative tags, coordinating ribbons and recipe cards. I was impressed with the entire display and happy with the price of these pretty jars. I have many ideas of how I want to use the jars, but for now I added some jelly beans, a candle, some real old salt shakers and some beautiful tiny glass flowers I was given as a gift. I like this Easter/Spring vignette and am so happy with my new jars.
I have always had a thing for canning jars...old and new, and find myself collecting pictures of different, creative ways to use them. I am going to share some of the pictures I have on file. Maybe it will give you some ideas for your old or new jars, whatever their style.
A good way to keep the wind from blowing out the flame of votive candles during an evening meal outside. Here I like how they clustered them together using different sized jars.
Or clustered in a summer vignette along with old bottles made into small oil lamps, and used as vases for hydranges from your garden. Simple, elegant, touches to any table.
An old wooden ladder, canning jars with votive candles and pots filled with fresh lilacs. A lovely addition to a summer garden party or tea.
Tiny old jars filled with Springtime pansies and violas.
Of course, who wouldn't want to sit down to a dinner party at this table? See the hydrangeous in canning jars scattered throughout the tablescape.
Pictures ~ Country Living and Victoria magazines.
Or here I added some glass marbles in a canning jar along a votive candle, and hung it in my powder room. The perfect added touch to the small room. Whether you have new canning jars like the ones I got at Walmart, or some old jars I found at a barn auction, it is a simple way to add touches of beauty wherever they are placed.
Hope you are having an enjoyable, relaxing Sunday.