Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Vintage Jars

I have been collecting Vintage jars for a while now and am completely in love with them. First because they are simply beautiful and every time I  touch one I wonder what it has seen? Where did it live? Did someone can something wonderful in it? Did it sit on a shelf starring out the window at a nearby garden wondering what would come next year?
I know...
That is a lot of personality for a jar....but you see I am a canner. I grow a garden and in the fall when everything is ready for harvest...I gather it inside, prepare it and wait. I wait for that special POP every jar makes as it seals, sitting on the 
counter with the fall sunshine glistening through the glass. 
Ahhhh
And I wonder how many times these jars have done just that.








Today with the vintage style decorating....they are used for so much more, But they always convey a time gone by, a piece of history. They all have a story to tell.




Wonderful storage from candles to foods.









A little old time flair! For this vintage girl.







Hope you enjoyed the vintage jar display. Donna at Funky Junk is having a link party this week. I am also linking to
WOW
Show and Tell Friday
My Favorite Things
Make it 4 Monday
Vintage Inspiration Friday


blessings and thanks for visiting

47 comments:

stefanie said...

oh, I love all those gorgeous jars!!

Barbara Jean said...

Fun 'stuff' girl!!
Love coming here.

blessings
barbara jean

Rita A. said...

Love all the jars and how they hold so many interesting things: especially the tea lights.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

nice collection, that is something I have never collected....nor do I need to start but you have put them to good use.

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

I love the blue jars!
I have a few in my kitchen window......I want more!!!!

PS
Love Casey, toy in mouth.......what a big sweetie~~

grammy and papi said...

I love canning jars also. I have one that my great grandmother canned in. In fact, it still had part of the contents in it when I brought it to my house from my mother's. My great grandmother died in 1896. There is still some residue in the bottom of the jar and I'm afraid to open it, might have something REALY bad in there. LOL

Kelly said...

I love to can as well, and it's wonderful to think what the old jars have held in their past lives!


Kelly

The Path Traveled said...

I love the vintage jars and the photos are so pretty. I'v got to get me a few of them now to put in the Bunk House.

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh those first couple of pictures with the blue jars against the white window frame with the dab of lace beneath - - - I LOVE that!

Blondie's Journal said...

You have a beautiful collection of jars, Shannon! I have one blue one. One. I use it as a vase and I always have my eyes out for more. And I love to can, too! Can't wait to see how my garden does this year! :-)

XO,
Jane

La said...

I love your fun vignettes, especially the first one. Really pretty, Shannon!

SavannahGranny said...

Shannon, Thanks for this beautiful post. Don't you just love the beautiful colors. The aqua blues are awesome. I can just imagine how they look with the sun streaming through your windows. I know just how you feel about thinking where these items and been and who used them.
I have the same thoughts about my vintage silver and dishes.
Thanks for you sweet visit. I always enjoy our visits. Hugs, Ginger

Michelle said...

Iv just started collecting green glass bottles and you've given me some ideas of what to store in them ... love the candles in them great idea :)

Ann in the UP said...

Can you still use those beautiful old gals for canning?

Brownie said...

I have several of those cans with the old lids. But tell me - what is that round wire thing in the back of them? I have one of those too and I have no idea what it is.

I have some of my jars in old wood crates - the crates are mounted on the wall like shelves... I should take some pics :)

Your pics -and your home- are inspiring :)

Mildred said...

Beautiful jars and collections - you are so very talented!

Irma@CosasBellas said...

I can totally relate! I am a JAR FREAK! I have so many vintage jars in all shapes and sizes. Some hold my collections of vintage crafting "pretties" and some are just "pretties" themselves. My favorite have to be the aqua ones like the ones you have pictured. I think you've inspire me to write a post on all the different uses for MY jars.

Thanks for the inspiration,
Irma

bj said...

All ;your jars look amazing..
I love olden jars, too, but don't have many.:(

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

wow - you have this jar thing down! Love all the things you're storing in them. And the mantel - Great!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Such a lovely collection! I love your vignettes, so charming!
Cheers, Andrea

Betsy said...

Your jars look so amazing the way you have them displayed. I love all the little treasures you have stored inside.

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Super cute and very charming! I'm a new follower from My Romantic Home's Show n Tell Friday :O)

Come over & say hi sometime: http://SallyLeeByTheSea.com

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your blue bell jars! We can't get them in Canada so I have to do without ;-( I have lots of clear one with the wire and glass lids though ;-) I love how you use them in your displays and for storage. Pamela

Susan said...

Love the blue jars!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

You have quite the collection. I love them lined up in that caddy. Is it wood or metal? Looks fantastic!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Of course I love the blue tinted ones, but I love themall. I also love it that you use them too. Joni

Funky Junk Interiors said...

WOW, now that is one awesome collection! Love the jars in the tool caddy so much. I might have to steal that one. :)

Donna

Picket said...

Oh my word girl....I love this!!!! I have some of the old blue jars andthere is nothing like the taste of homemade canned veggies and jellies...I grew up with my grandmothers and aunts and mama always canning and freezing fresh stuff from the gardens and that 'pop'sound was so familar...I never learned how to can..I was always the one picking and shelling and snapping and washing and shucking! lol Girl you have such beautiful eyecandy...I love it! Funny how just a pic cantake to back to another time and another kitchen filled with wonderful smells and people long gone that you love dearly...I so loved this post sweetie....Have a great weekend...Picket

Lori said...

Fun putting anything in them, You are linked right next to me at Funky Junk

Lori said...

Love your blog title. I was born in PA, but raised in Louisiana. I bet true southeners still would call me a Yankee! :)

Sue said...

You certainly have quite the collection of jars, Shannon. I love the blue jars. I try to get them when they are under $3 at yard sales. I see them for much more at antique shows. I'm glad to see you use all of yours for storage, as well as display. :-) Sue

Patricia Torres said...

Oh how lovely those bottles look!! very gorgeous.. Love your blog... Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

Liz said...

Wow! What a great collection! I love the display in the old tool box!

~Liz

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Shannon~ ~ ~I love your post. You love these jars for the same reason I love old things. . .there is a story they can tell and it swirls around in my mind as I look at them. If only they could talk and since they cannot I can made up my own stories.

ShantyGirl said...

I love all the pictures my favorite is the ball jars in the toolbox caddy!
Sherry

Laura said...

I love them! I've never given much thought to old jars. Thanks for making me see them in a different light!

((Hugs))
Laura

Swiss Affordable Hotels said...

beautiful jars, they look old but they are great for storing household items and add a specific beauty too

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Shannon, I love your jar vignettes. The blue Bell jars are just so pretty, and I love the tool box filled with jars holding all kinds of wonderful things. Thank you for linking this to Favorite Things. laurie

Fran. said...

Shannon I just love all your creative ways you use in your home!! Your home seems so inviting!! The blue ball jars are such an easy way to decorate and you have made them so cute!! I see them all the time at sales. I have quite a few myself. I really like your rake wine rack too! Thanks for sharing. Take care. XO Fran.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

You have an amazing collection! Love the look of them in the old tool caddy.

arianne said...

So lovely. What a fantastic collection. Thanks for the eye candy this Monday morning.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow, love these. I amm following you via the creative bloggers party. Hope you'll do the same! Have a great week.

Mary said...

Love seeing your aqua Ball jars. My husband's cousin recently bought the 220-y-o family homestead, and in the corn crib discovered over 50 aqua Ball jars with lids!!! She gave me one and I treasure it. Thanks for sharing yours with us!

Custom Comforts said...

Love your collection of Ball jars and the many uses you've put them to. I have a small collection myself and I never tire of looking at their pretty color. Newest follower.
Cindy

nataly said...

Awesome love the Jars!!! I’m your newest follower from Creative Bloggers Hop. Please follow http://sweetcalifornialiving.blogspot.com/

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Shannon, thanks for the great ideas on how to use these jars :) Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

Rain said...

Hope you got the pics I send of my Presto jars-if not I can resend! They are really neat and special-cause my grammie used them so very many many years ago!
~Rain

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