Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Shelves for Ball Jars

I bought a box of old Ball jars at a Flea Market years ago. I love the look of them and use them in the kitchen to store everything small. They are filled with flavored tea bags, dried beans, popcorn, small pasta, etc.
To keep them handy and visible "we" built shelves to fit under the kitchen cabinets. We used leftover 1X4 wood cut to the size that would fit on the counter. The shelves will hold my 16 jars. They give a little cottage look to this unused space. They take up just enough space so  that I can still keep a tray in front of them, and my KitchenAid mixer. I stained the shelves with leftover stain, but you can also paint them any color your heart desires!

linking to My Romantic Home, The Shabby Nest, Funky Junk

13 comments:

  1. Isn't this pretty! I have a "thing" for jars and use a dozen gallon size on my long kitchen counter for storage/display. Love your little shelf and the combo of the glass and the contents. Charming!

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  2. Love the look of the old canning jars and the shelves. Super job! Susan

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  3. I know this is off the subject, but the kiddos (dogs) are the cutiest things ever!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Leticia

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  4. Great idea. I love Ball jars too.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  5. Really cute. I do a little of the same up above my frig on a shelf. Hey I have the same butter dish as you do in the pic I think. I don't use butter any more so I don't use it...plus it is very old and has a rancid smell to it!!

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  6. Hi Rita May! This is my first time to your cute blog. Love your ball jars! I am admiring your Yorkies. I have one too, his name is Bentley and I know he would just fall in love with your Lucy!! I am your newest follower. Stop by and visit me!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  7. New here! Saw your post on the jars, looked at your dogs and had to read more about them!
    We have two Yorkies and one is Lucy, too.

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  8. I love that look! Cute! Now I want to do the same in my kitchen if I can. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  9. I love all the "old fashioned" jars...they work great for baking ingredients, spices etc. I have some in my pantry, but not the great oldies like you have. Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. I have only recently discovered how much i like the old jars. So ive been looking for them everywhere i go. Antique stores and flea markets seem to have the best selecton. The shelves look great! Ur latest follower, Bonnie

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  11. I love how you are using and displaying our vintage jars, hope you stop by to see mine. Found you from sns @Funky Junk

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  12. Hi, I'm a Mason jar nut as well and your site is great (other ideas as well). I just wanted to note, it looks like (your phot enlarge feature is not working) you are using the jars to keep things fresh but you don't have a rubber gasket on any of the jars? All the best, Jim

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