Tuesday, July 23, 2013

FLATWARE IN A CANNING JAR

Utensils in canning jars
Recently, we bought some assorted vintage silverware in a service for eight.  They are very cool and we love the randomness of them because the pieces don't match.  Our first thought was of course a drawer, sorting them all by size and use.  But with only four drawers in the entire kitchen, we decided to think 'outside the drawer' so to speak.

I looked around at all the assorted canning jars we have, and a light bulb went off.  I decided to use those instead!  So I put all the knives (below) in one with a narrow opening, the large forks and spoons in another larger wide mouth jar, and then salad forks and soup spoons in a smaller, shorter jar (both above).

It makes things easily accessible and looks like it belongs.  I think it even has a sense of country charm that we enjoy.

Silverware in a canning jar

11 comments:

Akannie said...

Love, Love, Love it !! Very charming. (But then, I have a thing for canning jars!)

1st Man said...

Thank you! I can't believe I had this post up all day and no one commented until you. I thought I'd get some other suggestions or some validation that it wasn't weird, ha. Thank you for your comment! Aren't canning jars great?? So much potential, ha.

Karen Ambrogi said...

Looks great! Creative, functional, clean lines, especially with the all-white dishes!

beachdaddy said...

My gramma always had all the household teaspoons in a big old cut glass sugar bowl with no lid on the dining room table ... so whenever you needed one they were right there within reach .... and she didn't feel obligated to put them out when she set the table or wash and put them away after a meal ...

Quinn said...

I used to use Mason jars the same way! Worked great and I liked the way it looked. Then at a tag sale I bought some terracotta mugs with nasturtium leaves in relief on the sides. Now those mugs hold my forks and spoons, and the knives are in a taller stoneware stein (they will tip over a mug, unfortunately).

1st Man said...

The clean lines are what I like too. Those dishes were an old set we had in town that we put in storage to sell at a future garage sale, then we bought farmhouse and we dug them out of storage boxes and they are perfect at the farm.

1st Man said...

Oh! That reminds me, I totally forgot about teaspoons! Yikes! What's Southerner without teaspoons for iced tea, ha. I like how smart your Gramma was! :-)

1st Man said...

Glad to know I'm not alone. I can see terracotta being nice too. Thanks for the confirmation, ha.

Midnite Baker said...

Love your idea...

1st Man said...

Well thank you, that's very kind. And welcome to the blog by the way!!

Laurie M said...

I love this look , we do this too!!!!