I was inspired to add this post to my blog by one of the wonderful participants on my Facebook Community Page (THE SEASONAL HOME). Like me, she is finding ways to create seasonal magic with the help of some old fashioned Apothecary Jars.
It used to be true that the only place you could find these vintage jars was in an antique shop, left over from a time when 5 & 10 cent store owners and compounding pharmacists utilized these versatile gems. Later, homemakers put them to good use in the pantry for staples like flour, sugar, etc. However, with their recent increase in popularity, home decor manufacturers have jumped on board and created replicas (of all types), which are showing up in stores, making them very easy to find.
What’s so great about these nostalgic jars is that they come in all sizes, colors, heights & widths and are typically, very reasonable (around $10+/-). So basically, whatever your space and decor needs are, there’s a jar out there to match it! I have about 7 or 8 different sizes and shapes and I use them to help me decorate for the seasons and for utilitarian purposes too. Below are a few photos of my jars in use, for Easter, Halloween, Christmas and Everyday . I hope they inspire you to try them out!