You've probably seen photos of the new blue Mason jars that Ball has released. If not, you should! These are a limited edition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the "perfect Mason jar." And look--they're gorgeous!
But how do they compare to vintage jars? Well, you be the judge:
Ball doesn't claim that the new jars are identical to the vintage jars, just that their color is inspired by vintage jars. I'd say they've done a great job of capturing the lovely color. Only a vintage jar can hold that beautiful time-worn patina, of course, but these new jars are just beautiful.
And now they're probably available at a retailer near you! I found mine at my local Target. The price was $10.96 for six jars (including lids and bands).
As you can see, they make gorgeous flower vases. My humble hydrangeas are transported into a lovely centerpiece just by virtue of being placed in these jars.
And of course they'd make wonderful drinking glasses, especially if you paired them with a lid that contains a hole for a drinking straw. If you have the right equipment, you could easily make your own straw-lids. I don't have the right equipment, so I'm going to buy a package of lids from Etsy Shop24. This shop is run by the kids of my friend Lisa of The Pennington Point, so I'm glad to support their work--and then I'll have great gorgeous blue Mason jar drinking glasses! (If you can't find blue jars, Shop24 also sells the blue jars complete with drinking lid as well as many other beautiful things!)
One last shot of the porch:
Have you seen these jars? Planning to get some of your own?
**I have no formal affiliation with any company mentioned in this post; I just love this product!**