Hey look! A post from me in the morning! Mark this date on your calendars people! Okay, enough with tooting my own horn. Here we go with Day 5 of striving for elegance.
Mason jars? I don't can fruit preserves, why would I need them? Well I'm glad you asked. The thought of using mason jars didn't occur to me until I read about a couple of other people using them for things other than strawberry jam and pickled cucumbers.
They are great because they come in a variety of sizes, they are reusable, and they are versatile. Use them to store coffee, pasta, rice, beans, cinnamon sticks, buttons, ribbons, pens, crayons, cottonballs, little soaps, or ribbon. Use them as drinking glasses, or as a vase with fresh flowers. Place a large candle inside with stones at the bottom and you have a simple, elegant, inexpensive centerpiece. Stencil numbers or names on the outside and make them even more personalized.
Mason jars have become my latest obsession. For some people it's football or golf. For me it's pretty glass jars.
I hope you will go to your local grocery store soon and purchase a set and then send me pictures and ideas
of how you used your jars. I hope this is an easy way of adding elegance to your home.