Originally Posted by contrapat
Target also had those Ball jars, I got a load on clearance. They'll mostly show up during canning season. I think they're SO cute! You can also get quarter pint canning jars, they'd be fine for small gifts of lotion, etc. And how about Prima bottles? Do your flowers NEED to live in the bottles? (mine don't) I also have a stash of glass jars from a brand called Polar. They're shaped like almost oval crocks, with little handle sticking out on the sides. I have gotten little cherry tomatoes, strawberries, and other fruit in these at the grocery store (and used to find at Walmart). Those are so cute, I actually bought the tomatoes more for the jars than the tomatoes (although DH doesn't care what brand the tomatoes are, as long as he gets some for breakfast on the weekend-he's a Brit). Another place to check out is World Market. They tend to have tons of relatively inexpensive glassware. I also alert friends, who save anything interesting for me (if I don't use it, I can always recycle it).
Wow, Pat...great job and sounds like a deal on the ball jars! Great idea about the primas....I love mine in the jars but I have two empty ones that are just too cute to throw away (I know eeeegads..could never do that!) and I was going to put buttons in one of them and decided not to....perfect use for them now! I too ask my family and friends...they already know I am nuts....to save some items for me. I know this sounds weird but I use the large tuna cans and open them with my no edge can opener and glue the lid to the bottom of another can and stack them that way...of course after I alter them. I will take a pic and let you all see them if you like. Just a way to reuse, repurpose, and recycle.