The age-old art of preserving food is captured in these adorable vintage mason jars. Initially developed in 1858 by John Landis Mason, mason jars are the first fruit jars with a patented shoulder-seal & a zinc screw cap. Ours shows the patent date & a logo. Create a vintage vignette with these amazing find!
Set of three: 9" h x 4" dia, 7" h x 3.5" dia, 5" h x 3 " dia
Today’s interior design uses diverse of ideas, from modifying traditional styles to evoking modern day trends. From wall decor to home accessories, every aspect can be modified to come up with an interior design style that presents the newest trends with a touch of conventional nostalgia. The history of mason jars is a good example of this artistic interior design concept. Mason jars have long been a familiar item in every kitchen. During our grandparents' time, mason jars were used every fall to keep harvested veges throughout the winter.
The custom of using mason jars already started in as early as the 18th century. Mason jars were named after John Mason from Pennsylvania who invented them in 1858. Mason jars were extremely popular from the Civil War to World War II. Mason jars were classified according to their sizes. They can be pint-size, half-gallon or quart-size, which is the most popular mason jar size.
Mason jars are used as food containers because they are effective at preventing food from spoiling. The oldest jars were colored blue because it was said that the darker the jar’s color is, the longer the food lasts. Then, as time went by, mason jars were improved to better preserve food.
Mason jars are now sought after as home accessories. Mason jars have turned out to be to be a popular collector’s item. In addition, Mason jars can be customized to fit almost every part of one’s home which makes it one of the popular home accessories. Mason jars filled with fruit can add a decorative element to your kitchen or living room. Mason jars can also be a good accessory in one’s garden. They can be used as a bird feeder or a midnight lantern. These jars can be painted with jewel hues to make it appear like a stained glass or painted with mosaic like colors. In the bathroom, mason jars can be easily transformed into unique soap dispensers or potpourri holders. Another idea is to use them as candle holders or candy and gift containers.
Many more uses are yet to be discovered for the versatile mason jars. Who would have thought that an ordinary jar with a lid would end up as today’s most practical and creative home accessory.