I’m having a love affair with clear glass.
I love that it pretties up and shows off what’s inside.
I especially love these lidded glass canisters/jars.
It turns out they have a name — Heritage Hill Jars — and Anchor Hocking makes them.
I realize this reads like an ad, but it isn’t. No compensation has changed hands, although if Anchor Hocking wants to send me a couple or a hundred of these jars, I won’t complain.
Here are the things that makes these jars so awesome.
- They’re available everywhere, including Wal-mart and Target. You can just pick them up and put them in your cart, right next to the lightbulbs and frozen pizza.
- They’re cheap. At Wal-mart, the giant size is less then $10. The smaller size is $7 and change.
- They’re made in the USA.
- You can do anything with them. Anything.
Here’s what I mean about reason #4:
My favorite way to use these jars is to have them hold ordinary things that we use everyday. Things like these.
Not very special, right?
But that box of dog treats looks so much better when it’s dumped into an $8 jar.
And it’s handy too, because we get into that jar at least 15 times a day.
In fact, these two know to come running when they hear that jar lid clink.
They won’t allow us to photograph them together. It’s in their contract.
But they’re very disappointed when they hear the clink and we’re not getting out dog cookies, but a fresh bar of soap instead.
Or a scoop of laundry detergent.
See how those everyday things look so much better when you show them off a little?
Honestly, these simple jars make me so happy.
They take ordinary things like flour and cookies and plants and laundry detergent and bath soap and even dog treats and put them on display.
I really don’t think you can ever have to many.
Do you have any of these lidded jars? Did your mom? Or your grandma? How do you use them?Creating This Life, where we talk about home, books, travel, and other life stuff.
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