BRIANA: If you’ve been holding your breath wondering when we were going to get around to Mason jars, stop waiting to exhale. Crafters and design bloggers have turned these practical vessels for food preservation into: vases, chandeliers, planters, cocktail glasses, candy jars, lanterns and the ingenious organizer shown here, amongst other things. But it’s that very versatility that puts the Mason jar in danger of Pinterest over-saturation, no? What are your thoughts on Mason jars and Mason jar crafts? Are they playful or played out?
KELLEY: Considering I have the world’s largest Mason jar on my desk right now (sadly not filled with moonshine, but iced green tea), I’m going to have say I haven’t moved away from the trend. In fact, I’m smack in the middle of it. Though in the South, it was a trend that never went away – the rest of y’all are just catching up. [wink]
JESSICA: Mason jars are the perfect cup! Personally I think all cups I drink out of should have optional screw-on lids. This is mostly because I am clumsy and am embarrassed to admit how many times I have spilled an open drink into my purse.
I also just ordered this the other day:
KELLEY: See? Southern gals stick together.
::high fives Jess::
P.S. I use them because they have a lid, too. Also, the giant ones are GIANT and you only have to refill a couple of times a day. <– lazy
ALYSSA: My relationship with Mason jars is still going strong. What’s not to love about a jar that could hold my grandmother’s canned tomatoes fresh from her garden (mmm, Sunday Italian dinner!) and also make a gorgeous ombre display like this?
KAYLA: OMG, new favorite picture.
CAMILLE: I’m still a fan, especially of the older blue ones. (Antiquing tip: Flip the jars over and check the number on the bottom – 13 is the rarest and most valuable.)
FARIMA: I’m still a huge fan, and I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of it!
ALLIE: I still love the trend. I think I must own at least 30 Mason jars – I have some in every room of my apartment! They’re practical, versatile and adorable.
It’s gorgeous and even matches our tropical-waters-themed Color of the Month. I do not envy whomever has to dust those, though.
LIZ: I am all about Mason jars, but it’s the utility I love: I’m too busy filling them with stuff to use them for decorating purposes. Freezing soups, canning tomatoes, storing bulk grains, organizing spare change and rolls of washi tape – the possibilities are literally endless. I love Emily, but that installation just looks like a waste of good Mason jars to me.
We’ve jabbered on about mason jars, now tell us what YOU think!