I LOVE using mason jars... but I took it a step further, because I have to confess, I add any used jar to the cupboard as long as the mouth is wide enough to drink from. I started doing this several years ago when I moved into a new place and while unpacking with a friend (Allie!) had a hard time finding the box with the glasses in it. But we found a box with some jars and that worked! :) Now it just makes sense to recycle empty jars this way instead of buying new glasses. ;)
That's RIGHT! I remember sipping from jars all those years ago when you just moved. Thanks for the reminder! Now, every time I take a sip, the mason jar will bring back that memory. :)
The aesthetic of the crisp glass on my lips seems to accentuate any beverage that slips across its surface. Not to mention.. they feel hearty and sturdy. A finger can be hooked into the mouth, holding the jar for walking.. lids can be applied for no spill travel.. and we've been using the pint and half tall jars for pre-made salads. They are solid in my book.
Nice, Corey! I hear ya on the point of aesthetics and the utilitarian design. I'm right there with you. As for using the larger jars for pre-made salads, that's brilliant! Thanks for sharing!
We had dinner at Joe's Crab Shack in Long Beach, and ordered a drink in a Mason Jar was was able to take the jar home, so we have a set. Very nice, for any drink.
Love it, Bev! They become collectibles. So many sets to be collected from sips had and memories made. Cheers to that!