You Can Now Buy the Vintage Mason Jars Your Grandma Used

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And they're SO pretty.

Ball Aqua Vintage JarsCourtesy of Ball

I’ve always admired my grandma’s collection of vintage Mason jars. They live atop her china cabinet in gorgeous hues of blue and green, equal parts functional and decorative. And while grandma’s jars are the real deal—produced decades or even a hundred years ago—I now have my own set, courtesy of Ball’s Antique Aqua Jars Collection.

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Meet the New Collection

These collector’s edition jars were released to celebrate the iconic canning brand’s 135th Anniversary. They share the same vintage design, color and logo of the Ball jars produced between 1910 and 1923—but the lids got an important upgrade. Each jar features a SureTight lid that preserves your homemade sauce, jams and jellies for up to 18 months.

Where to Buy Them

You can find this vintage-inspired collection at several major retailers, including Walmart and Target. You can also buy them online. The jar’s come in 4-packs of three convenient sizes: 32-ounce, 16-ounce and 8-ounce.

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How to Use These Pretty Jars

If you’re an avid canner, you likely already have a collection of time-tested recipes. But if you’re a newbie, here are some of our favorites. You can learn more about canning in general with this guide, too.

You can also use these vintage-inspired Mason jars as decor. Here are a few ideas:

  • Use as a vase for fresh flowers.
  • Store bathroom necessities—such as cotton balls and cotton swabs—in individual jars.
  • Place a tea light in the bottom of the jar to create an effortless lantern.
  • Use as planters for an herb garden.

Plus: 11 Ways You Can Help Save the World With Mason Jars.

Originally Published on Taste of Home

Katie Bandurski
Katie is a writer, editor and recent graduate of Drake University. In her free time, you’ll likely find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.