Thursday, April 23, 2009

Collecting: Canning Jars

Some people collect diamonds, I collect old jars! I love them. I thought this was a fun way to display them. Vintage glass has such personality and the lids are fun too. One of my favorites is an old mustard jar that says Spread a Little Sunshine. How cute?!

There is definitely an art, but I do it just for fun. A lot of people collect the Ball mason jars. Here is a tiny history lesson:

The Ball jar is one of the original canning jars, dating back to 1884. The Ball brothers developed the first semi-automatic glass jar making machine. You can read more of the history here.

Here is a progression of the Ball jar logo:

source: Santa Fe Trading Post

source: Ned Martin Art

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