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Small Vintage Kitchen Jars – SOLD

21 Nov

Collection of small vintage kitchen jars

Collection of small vintage kitchen jars

I’m not often tempted to hold onto things, but when it comes to blue glass jars it’s a completely different story – whoever buys this blue Atlas jar might well have to wrestle me for it! Of course I’m joking (well, kind of), but it really is something quite special, and not a jar that you come across that often. Even the small Ball and Consol jars are fairly rare. I love the full sized jars, but these smaller versions are somehow a bit more special – and surprisingly handy! You can use them to store everything from rubber bands (I have a collection of these jars that I use for all my stationery) to sugar for your tea or chia seeds for your muesli!

Note: The Atlas jar has lost its original lid and now has a Ball jar lid.

Dimensions: Each jar measures approx. 10cm tall x 9cm in diameter

Prices:

  • Consol jar – R85;
  • Atlas jar – R130;
  • Balll jar – R95

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Ball Kitchen Jars – SOLD

20 Nov

Pair of vintage Ball jars

Pair of vintage Ball jars

It’s always nice to find a pair of matching Ball jars, even if they are a little worse for wear! I’m not quite sure why it happens, but the metal lids almost seem to calcify as they get older, producing a chalky white substance that’s pretty difficult to clean off. But the lids are still secure, so will do a fine job of keeping your goods nice and dry, and aside from a small chip to the rim of the one jar, the glass is in pretty good nick for its years.

A handy – and rather handsome – pair of kitchen jars, that will be great for storing tea or coffee.

Dimensions: Each jar measures 18cm tall x 9cm in diameter (with lids on)

Price: R120 each/R220 for the pair

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Vintage Glass Jars – SOLD

12 Dec

Vintage glass jars

Vintage glass jars

I’ve recently started storing stationery in clear jars and I can’t tell you how much joy it’s bought me (sad, but true). Everything just looks that much more appealing inside a vintage kitchen jar.┬áMy elastic bands that I use to bind the cords on electrical items have gone from boring old yellowy-brown bands to a mini-artwork! I have no idea why, but it really is true! Which got me thinking about all the other obvious uses for jars that we sometimes overlook – like filling them with delicious Christmas treats – and by treats I mean chocolate, and then some more chocolate! Although they would work just as well filled with some home-made mince pies – yes please!

Note: The metal on the Consol lids is a bit corroded (see pics under ‘more’).

Dimensions: Each jar measures approximately 18cm tall x 9cm in diameter

Price: Ball jar – R110; Consol jars – R95 each

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Vintage Ball Kitchen Jar – SOLD

5 Jun

Vintage Ball kitchen jar

Vintage Ball kitchen jar

A nice classic Ball ‘wide mouth’ kitchen jar. There’s a bit of wear to the lid, but otherwise this is a nice clean piece. Perfect for muesli or rusks (you can stick your whole hand in there!), this jar will look great sitting on your kitchen counter.

Dimensions: 24cm tall x 11cm in diameter

Price: R120

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Pair of Vintage Ball Jars – SOLD

2 May

Pair of vintage Ball jars

Pair of vintage Ball jars

I was very excited to find another one of these glass-lidded Ball jars – so excited in fact that I bought an entire lot on auction just so that I could get this one jar (and of course, the very cool Lecol jar I featured yesterday)! There’s a small chip to the rim of the Ball jar with the metal bail clasp, but otherwise both jars are in reasonably good nick for their age. These jars are great for decorative storage – their lids make them less practical for everyday kitchen use, although you could use them for storing something in the kitchen that you’re not going to use everyday, like rice or left-over flour. I use old glass jars for storing medical bits and bobs (plasters, sheets of Disprin etc) and they work a treat: it’s easy to see what’s in the jar and it looks way more attractive than loads of half empty boxes! So many uses, so few vintage jars!

Dimensions: Ball jar with glass clasp lid – 18cm tall x 9.5cm in diameter; Ball jar with metal lid – 18cm tall x 9cm in diameter

Price: Ball jar with glass clasp lid – R120; Ball jar with metal lid – R110

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Vintage Blue Ball Jar – SOLD

10 Apr

Blue Ball jar

Blue Ball jar

I had to put on my serious poker face when I spotted this blue Ball jar the other day – my expression said “Oh, a blue Ball jar, I see those all the time”, but inside my head I was whooping and shouting and doing cartwheels (which of course I can’t actually do!). I knew that they existed, but until now I had never actually come across one for sale. Ball produced this beautiful blue glass from the late 1890s until 1937, when presumably they started using a different source of sand – you see, this great colour is caused by minerals in the sand that they used to make their glass (which came from the shores of Lake Michigan), combined with the amount of oxygen they used in the furnaces to melt the glass. And I have to say, my pics don’t do the glass any justice! While it’s a bit scratched in places, the colour of the glass is way more beautiful than it appears in the pics! At least I think it is. And I think that the wear is negligible considering the age of the jar – the logo dates this particular jar to between 1910 and 1923, which makes it at least 90 years old! Pretty impressive that it’s still in one piece! A beautiful vintage jar that will hopefully go to a home that’s properly appreciative of its glory!

Dimensions: 24cm tall x 11cm in diameter

Price: R170

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