Who knew that the best time to buy jars would be in the fall? No, not just any old jars. Canning jars!
I know what you’re thinking. You don’t can. Well, then let’s not get into the whole canning bit. After all, most of us use jars for all kinds of things, right? Rice, flour, buttons, pens. You can put lots of things in jars.
Now, because I started doing some serious canning this past summer, I can honestly tell you that finding canning jars in the middle of the summer at a thrift store is a bit like trying to find a penguin at the North Pole. Someone would probably have to bring one in specially just for you.*
The good news is that during the past few weeks the local thrift stores have had a ton of glassware, especially canning jars. Even better? They’ve had some expensive European ones, too! You know. The kind they only sell at Williams Sonoma or you have to special order?
I also stumbled across these small white Restaurant Ware Fire King cereal bowls. They’re the perfect size and shape for ice cream. Yum!
Last glass find, but definitely not least – a set of two Pyrex bowls in wonderful condition, although the colors a bit thin at the very edge. No chips or anything. These are the older thicker (about half again as thick) Pyrex. According to info on Pyrex Love, the blue one is older, having no number on the bottom, but evidently these aren’t so easy to find. Needless to say I’m really happy to have only paid $5 for the pair!
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*Ok, so this is a slight exaggeration. But not much!