The good old Mason jar.
Glass jars are by far the most popular containers for home canning.
It was, and often still is, a homemakers major kitchen chore for preserving
the bounty of the garden, the veggie patch, the fruit bearing trees.
The longest used form of closure on them was a zinc screw-on cap.
I had a sizable collection for a few years, enjoyed them displayed in my
kitchen. One day, seeing something I wanted more I did a swap at
SuzAnna's Antiques and said goodbye to them. Things like that happen when
you get involved with antiques and vintage. . . . . . it's a form of treasure hunting.
Photo edited to a sketch - colored with watercolor pencils.
Antique canning jars such as my Ball brand above, are collector's items.
The value of a jar is related to its age, rarity, color and condition.
Colored jars were considered better for canning as the color blocked some
light from reaching the food, helping to retain flavor and nutritional value longer.
Most antique jars that are not colorless are aqua or "Ball blue", a blue-green
shade named for the Ball Corporation, a prevalent jar manufacturer.
Michael's Scribble Picnic theme for today is JARS -
do stop by HERE and check on the group's offerings, I just know it will