Dating old ball jars
though I can't help but wonder if he's managed to cross any of the grails off of his bucket list, simply known as "Jar Wants."And as one might expect from a fella who moved to heart of Ball jar country, it's also chock full of canning lore (dare I say 'masonic?
How the revolutionary new threaded lid offered an alternative to pickling, drying and smoking as ways to preserve our precious aliments?
Once a common, inexpensive, household item, some old canning jars now come with a healthy price tag.
With plenty of reproductions and just plain fakes on the market, collectors must pay attention to the details to get the best picks.
They range from making layered salads in a jar; creating a hanging light; making a DIY air-freshener; and using Ball Jars as a bathroom accessory to hold cotton balls and swabs.
I'll spare you the countless DIY tutorials, how-to guides, craft projects, rainy-day activities, etc., that are just a few keystrokes away, but suffice it to say that this generation has wholeheartedly embraced the iconic vessel as a shorthand for Middle American values.