Glass. It’s a pretty amazing substance.

And just plain pretty.  I am becoming more and more enamored with crystal-clear and shiny-clean glass.  Even rinsing a salsa jar to toss into the recycle bin, I am a little impressed with the beauty of it, the simple glass jar.  I know.  I’m weird.  But you are reading me so you must be weird, too.

Yay for all of us becoming more aware of wastefulness and how to avoid it.  Yay for re-purposing, re-using, re-cycling.  Yay for shiny glaass catching the light and then letting it go to dance around the room.

And yay for pretty jars that can serve as flower vases – hanging bud vessels – candle holders – tea glasses – penny holders – marble holders – bug collections – vacation souvenirs showcases – photo displayers – art supply organizers – speciman vials – mixed  paints containers – light catchers – lemonade flasks – flour cannisters – grandbebe treasure receptacles – utensil storage – bath salts bottles – and all sorts of other fun stuff!

I mean, how sweet is this?  From Young House Love.

From Re-Nest

10 Simple Uses for Spaghetti Jars
Crafty Uses for Baby Food Jars
Don’t Throw Out That Jar! New Uses for Old Jars
In Praise of the Mason Jar
How To: Make a Mason Jar Lantern
Simple Green: Use Empty Food Jars for Your Bulk Items

Stef’s “new” light fixture, re-using old jars!  Bueno!

5 thoughts on “Jarred

  1. Everything old is new again. When I was a kid( the last of six) we reused all kinds of jars for drinking glasses. We saved the mason jars because my mom would make her own pickles and jelly. We also used soda bottles for glasses,we had a glass cutter and would cut the necks off of them. Love Steph’s light, may just have to steal that idea!

  2. I have been collecting them for a while now, and now… because of my pickle addiction I am in LOVE with pickle jars! I want to use them as back yard beverage containers one day, or decor

  3. We had such a hard time keeping drinking glasses around when the boys were little, so my cabinet was full of yard sale tupperware. I laughed at your blog, because now my cabinet it is full of mason and salsa jars. They are just the right size and everything tastes better in glass.

  4. Oh, yes…my light! You’re so sweet to include it! It wasRhoades inspired…Wrex labored…and I LOVE it!

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