I’ve mentioned before that I have a major chalkboard affliction (seriously, the tally around here is embarrassing) and alluded to a similar fixation with mason jars.
I love them because they are so iconic and simple – they evoke the past but serve a myriad of modern uses. My very favorite is definitely this vintage blue “Perfect Mason” jar, which I love in particular because of its large size but small opening – it is the perfect vase for a freshly-picked backyard bouquet and feels far more fitting in our 1905 house than a cut crystal vase. Complete with chalkboard, of course…
Ball mason jars are an affliction for me. They can be found in every single room in our house. On my bed table, a jar holds the coconut oil I use as moisturizer. In the bathroom, multiple jam jars hold makeup, hair bands, brushes and almond oil. In our attic play and craft space, wide-mouth quart jars hold colored pencils, paint brushes, markers and buttons. In several spots around the house, small jars hold my essentials (more on that later) and a handful of pens. In the kitchen and pantry, various sizes hold coffee beans, spices, grains, pastas, snacks and dozens of other essentials – all easy to identify and grab. Trust me, this too merits a separate post.
I was delighted to be offered the opportunity to collaborate with Ball brands and to spend some quality time with the completely lovely blue Ball Heritage Collection Pint Jars, which are being produced in limited-edition (read: get yours quickly!) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Ball brothers’ 1913 creation of the “Perfect Mason” jar in Muncie, Indiana. Best of all, you have an opportunity to win a case of the Ball Heritage Collection Pint Jars for yourself! First, visit the FreshPreserving.com website – it’s chock full of recipes, canning ideas, links to projects as well as an e-newsletter and connections to the brand on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. The fine folks at Ball have some excellent canning tools and accessories, such as an Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker (mmm, fall apples = apple butter) and the basic Canning DIscovery Kit. Check it all out on the Fresh Preserving Store. Then, just enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below – it closes on 10/27. The winner will receive a limited edition case of the Ball Heritage Collection vintage blue jars (shipped). Good luck!
And tell me: do you have a Ball jar affliction? How do you rock them around your house?