Thursday, July 30, 2009

Vintage Thingy Thursday

Well it's been awhile since I joined in the fun so........... today's the day.
I love my blue canning jars.


I have several and I keep them on a shelf in my kitchen. I enjoy the old tin lids with the porcelain on the inside from the older canning methods. The older jars have wire harnesses that keep a glass lid in place. I have one that has a home repair job (a make-do job) with a thin piece of wire substituted for the normal one. It makes me smile to look at it and know someone fixed it themselves and didn't spend any money to do it.


I also use my canning jars. These ones have cinnamon sticks and sunflower seeds in them. I do have one in my cupboard with baking soda in it as well.


I took one of the tin lids and popped out the porcelain lid....poked a hole in the lid....inserted a soap pump and........made my own vintage soap dispenser. 50 cents for the jar $1.00 for 3 pumps and a tin lid 5 cents. I bought a bag of them at the thrift Store for $2.00. So instead of Gooseberry's it's Rhonda's. I did notice (while I was wiping it off to take a picture) that the soap that has collected on the inside rim if the lid in eating through the tin lid. Weird huh!!!!!!!! I'll just have to make sure I have a store of lids.

I prefer the blue jars but heavens knows I have enough clear jars too. I love to use them both in my kitchen for various tasks. They just look and feel so homey,

Enjoy your day. Be sure and check out The Colorado Lady for more links to more Vintage Thingy Thurs participants.

Rhonda

10 comments:

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

I love old canning jar.. the blue ones always my fave.. always useful to store some of our knick knacks.. and yours jar really pretty..

~Judy~ said...

Great idea to make your own soap dispenser. Where did you find the soap pumps??

Cindy at PlantSomeRoots said...

Such a great creative idea to use your jars to dispense soap. Very clever!

Coloradolady said...

Oh, I love old jars too and what a great idea....That is just too cute. I may have to try to make myself one of these...

Have a great VTT!

~~Carol~~ said...

I love those good old blue jars too! I have one of those soap dispensers, and I think it's one of the greatest things ever invented! I also love using those jars as a vase. So pretty, no matter what style of decor you have!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

i love your jars..they display beautifully and they're functional too!

Becky said...

I love those jars too!. Perfect for summer flowers.

Scary soap you be using though!!

Cass @ That Old House said...

I love old canning jars; I have some that were my grandmother's and i cherish them.

Lovely idea to repurpose one as a soap dispenser -- terrific!
Cass

Bea said...

I love the old blue jars too but most of mine are clear. Those tin lids are actually zinc. Ingenious soap dispenser!delicalo

CC said...

Love vintage canning jars...the blue ones are wonderful, but I love them all. Happy VTT..have a wonderful weekend.
p.s. Your blog is just wonderful. I have become a follower..and I hope you follow mine as well.