Mason Jar love...

I have always loved mason jars and have collected them for years, and now my daughter loves them too - so my collection has diminished somewhat! :)  I'm always intrigued to see how people have found so many different ways to use them. 

The mason jar was invented and patented by John Landis Mason, a Philadelphia tinsmith in 1858. Mason jars are made of soda-lime glass.  While some are worth just a few dollars, some have sold for as high as $30,000.  Coloured jars were considered better for canning, as they block some light from reaching the food, which helps retain flavor and nutritional value longer.

I have a large one filled with marbles, collected from my childhood and that of my husband's. I love how they catch the light when the sun comes through!


Images via Pinterest.

1 comment:

  1. I love Mason jars too.......and have several in my kitchen holding flour, sugar, brown sugar, well, you get the idea. Thanks for sharing your pics....was fun to look at.
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