What’s in a name?

You may wonder where the name, loveinamasonjar came.  Even though mason jars are pretty trendy lately and I have been collecting them for a long time and use them for everything (other post on that here), the idea really came from the way my husband proposed to me back in July.

He knew that I loved mason jars, particularly the really old ones that you find at antique markets or estate sales. I collect them wherever I go, so naturally, him giving me a present of a mason jar filled with rose petals on a date seemed totally appropriate, and not something out of the ordinary.

really pretty, right?

Little did I know what was inside…

We had spent the whole day just being together, hiking, eating lunch, getting coffee, even visiting an awesome antique farm.

Isn't this place cool!

So many fun things to look at!

So when we got back to our spot at the lake in the grass, I didn’t think anything of it when he handed me a cardboard box with a pretty blue mason jar inside. I just admired it and said “Thank you!” He had to say to me, “Why don’t you open it up?”

So I did… and then I saw something sparkle in the midst of all the rose petals and I shrieked, “Are you serious!!?” See, we had been dating for a looong time so I never thought this day would come. 🙂 But it did… and inside tied to a red ribbon was a beautiful engagement ring that he picked out for me.

Love in a mason jar…

One jar … so many uses …

I don’t know where the love of mason jars started for me, but I’ve always been drawn to old, vintage things that remind me of the country and kindof a farmhouse style.  There’s something authentic about them.  Simple, useful, multipurpose.  So they’ve always been something I’ve picked up at antique markets and anywhere I’m out searching for new vintage finds and I’ve started quite a collection.  But more recently I’ve discovered they are not only good for canning and preserving, but a million other things that can add so much character to a home, wedding, or event.  I use them for everything in my home, and they were a key decorative factor to my recent wedding.  See below some awesome ideas for mason jars I’ve recently used.

And more posts on this to come, as I’ve used mason jars for many other things for favors, gifts, holiday decorations, etc. so stay tuned! 🙂

Mini mason jars on shepherds hooks filled with wildflowers as aisle decor

Mason jars as the vases for wedding centerpieces.

Bridal party bouquets stored in mason jars.

A great way to organize craft supplies, and the medium size fits in an old slotted crate for storage!

In the bathroom, the blue jars compliment the white contents and are a great alternative to the usual hurricane vases.

A great way to store makeup brushes!

In my kitchen I am growing an herb garden in mason jars.

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