Collecting Jar’s is nothing new to me!
I’ve got a lovely collection of vintage and new jars I use for decor as well as storage and display.
What is it about Jar’s that I love so much?
Large or small, old or new I love how glass jars capture the light. I love that while holding objects of adoration, you can see their contents and keep them safe. I use jars for flower arrangements and terrarium’s, leftovers and spices, and all kinds of kitchen goods.
I keep all manner of collections in Jars, from butterflies and feathers to buttons and pins and I use them in practically every room of my home.
There’s practically nothing that can not be kept in a jar or at least displayed for a short period. But sometimes, the light that creates such a beautiful display can also harm the contents of the jar. Things like oils, herbs, and other organic matter can break down more quickly if exposed to air and light. Some of these same contents are too precious to trust to plastic containers. I’ve seen and used lovely colored glass jars and have read about how darker glass offers more UV protection than clear.
Most of the dark jars I’ve found don’t have lids and probably are not the cleanest. I’m happy to look at them but probably wouldn’t want to store certain items in them.
The darker the glass the better protection but until recently I hadn’t seen any contemporary glass makers creating black (or almost) jars.
Lucky for me, last year some beautiful black glass jars found their way to me! The Infinity Jar company got in touch with me and asked me if I had ever used their jars or if I would like to give them a try. While I did purchase some jars from them, in full disclosure I will share that they offered me a few to try for free!
As an organizer, I come across and use all kinds of containers and these jars are really pretty amazing.
I selected a variety of styles to use for kitchen, bath and other goods.
These jars are thick and sturdy and appear to be black but when held up to the light you can see that they are a very dark blue, blocking the UVA rays (more about the science of these jars here).
Since I like to keep olive oil on my counter and handsoap on my sink, I used a couple of the jars (the spout and pump jars) in the kitchen.
Since the bathroom is humid and the temperature fluctuates I decided on a few jars to store homemade herbal soak, scrub and room spray (essential oils). I formerly kept these items hidden away in a dark closet off the bathroom because I didn’t want the quality to degrade but now I can keep them conveniently right where I can use them daily.
I’ve been using them now for a few months and I love them. They are more expensive than your average jar but if you have items that you’ve handmade and want to keep the contents fresh the are a valuable investment. If you want to display everyday items in beautiful style, check these jars out. There are so many sizes and styles to choose from. I even have a tiny spray bottle I keep in my purse for a quick energy spray to lift my mood. If you give them a try, or have already, please let me know what you think! Do you love a good jar as much as I do?