Small things can be important anyway. ♥ Gladys Taber
Good Morning girlfriends! I was cleaning out my kitchen cupboards yesterday; wiping off what has turned out, after all these years, to be my “collection” of old storage jars and they looked so cute and sparkly all together, I thought you might like to see them! ♥
It all started with this salt jar. I got it when I was in my twenties; I wanted one with a wide mouth that I could dip a teaspoon into for recipes and this was perfect. I went to a stationery store and bought plastic sticky letters, picked out “SALT,” stuck them on, and they’ve been on there ever since, including trips through the dishwasher. This little salt jar has been on top of every stove I’ve ever had.
Found this one →, in an antique store . . . I use it as a cinnamon-sugar shaker for toast; it has the word “Handi” in raised letters on the side and the lid says “Pepper.” It’s handy, but it’s not pepper.
The one with the red lid right in front is probably an old salt shaker, but I use it for vanilla sugar (that’s a vanilla bean in there). Old jars have a charm to them; they’re handy too; you can see what’s inside and how much is left; plus they make my kitchen cupboards look good! Makes me feel organized. Also, I can get a full-size measuring cup into the wide opening of the sugar and the flour jars. Different sized jars are good for keeping nuts, granola, rice, brown sugar, cookies, crackers, just about any loose thing you have, coffee, tea bags — and everything stays fresh. Collecting them slowly, piece by piece, when I see them, when they aren’t too expensive, has been fun; because of that, they each sort of carry their own little memory, reminding us of the times we packed up the van and went out “meandering.”
We’re all collectors at heart; everyone has their own style, their own collections, and their own way of arranging their kitchen cupboards; BUT if you are in the mood for a really nice jar with a ← red lid that screws on smooth as glass, looks old but is actually new . . . then I can help you. We found a source for them and put them in our web store. Just a little thing, but you know . . .
Those little things can just make someone’s day. Fill one with Butter Croutons or Ginger Crisps (both recipes are in the Autumn book) and along with the jar, you would have a wonderful gift for someone you love. ♥ xoxo