I've always had a 'thing' for glass. Not just any glass though. I love the look of clear, clean, shiny glass containers! I'll buy something just because it comes in a pretty glass jar. If I can use the jar for something after the product is gone, I consider it a huge incentive to 'need' it! Once the initial product has been used up, the jar gets a thorough cleaning, and sometimes de-scenting as well. Then it's on to a new use, like holding cotton swabs in the bathroom. I also scour the shelves in my favourite Salvation Army thrift store looking for containers that will suit my needs as well as appeal to me. On my last trip to town I found this lovely jug type jar which will be the new home for my barley. It cost all of 99 cents! I love the greenish colour of the glass and that it has a flat area where a label once was. It will be perfect for pouring the barley out of!
Here are a few others I've collected over the past couple of years. I'm always on the lookout for something that can be used to hold things.
|I'm not sure what this was originally used for, but it has a nice wooden lid that seals...perfect for popcorn!|
|This one is a pickle jar from Vlasics. It was a really BIG jar of pickles! The pickles were delicious! Now it holds rice.|
|My kitchen counter with an assortment of jar/glass containers.|
I like the look of the grains and seeds in the jars. I even keep Zoey's doggie treats in an old candy jar handy for when she gets her daily 'chewie.' Keeping the items I use regularly close at hand and having them look nice is important to me. Plus, it feeds my glass addiction!