Here's a little follow-up to the the previous post extolling the merits of something as simple as vintage canning jars - whether you actually use them, or just enjoy decorating with them.
These are the neat flower frogs I found at SuzAnna's Antiques last week to fit the Ball jars. They are authentic zinc lids and have been retrofitted to accommodate a sturdy wire mesh insert to hold flowers. At $5 and some change, a great way to make a few of your canning jars useful.
These lids fit any standard neck no matter the size/capacity of the actual jar. My little secret here regarding these pint size jars, (my other vintage versions are all quart sized), is that they are brand new! They are the Ball Heritage Collection offered online at the Fresh Preserving Store to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Ball brand jars. They come in a 6-pack for just $12.99. They have new lids attached which I replaced with the frog lids.....makes them look truly vintage.
I have this jar of garden flowers on the kitchen window sill, just fits that narrow ledge. I'll be displaying lots of homegrown blooms during the Summer season.
Love the useful Ball jars - just know you're going to want some!