Something I noticed about Mason Jars

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@HonoraryNerd:  My husband is the one obsessed with mason jars. We store bulk dry goods in them, he drinks water or smoothies out of the big ones and wine out of the small ones and we store leftovers in the fridge in them. Basically our kitchen is one big mason jar collection. 

Post # 5
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7265 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

My DH LOVES mason jars. He even made a hand soap dispenser out of one of them for our kitchen haha.

Post # 7
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7265 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@remijp:  hahaha, we saw one in a novelty store and he was like “I can make one of these!”. 

Post # 8
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6407 posts
Bee Keeper

I find they are uncomfortable to hold and drink from. Of course they were not designed for this purpose, which is why.

I think the reason you see females using them more than males when they have the choice is because females are more trend-focused than males in general.

Post # 9
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11740 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@joya_aspera:  I agree — the one time I tried to drink from it, I almost spilled all over myself.  Annoying.  

Post # 10
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1887 posts
Buzzing bee

I can’t wait until the mason jar trend goes out of fashion!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@HonoraryNerd:  I would have thought it would have been the same in Dallas. But I was thinking it was a southern thing when it is really more a famr thing. I did some research and asked a few family memebers and that is where it comes from. It is because when mama would can the things daddy brought in from the garden she had tons of them around and it was just easy to grap one and fill it with tea or water. Then her and her friends would share their favorite receipe for jams and jellies, etc. and of course pass more jars around. It also was a good way to store “shine” back in the day.

Post # 13
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464 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@HonoraryNerd:  LOL!! Sorry, I guess I should have explained that line came from my dad who grew up as a poor dirt farmers/pastors son. In other words it was either the Mason jar or your hands.

Post # 14
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9533 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am one of those people who grew up with tons of Mason jars because my mom and grandma canned stuff. We never really used the to drink from. But we did and still do use them to store all sorts of different things. Not just food, but nails, buttons, whatever. I’m using Mason jars in my centerpieces because I have a ton of them just sitting around, but I’m using regular glasses to drink from.

Post # 15
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778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think it’s a regional thing. Where I live, they’re not common at all.

However, my fiance loves them–because they remind him of home (he’s from the Midwest). His family owns a farm out there and his grandma used to make homemade jam, so mason jars were always around. Plus, his family also used the mason jars with handles as drinking glasses. We mentioned it to his family that we were using them, and most of his family LOVED the idea (men and women). It’s a nod to his family.

Point is, mason jars are far more popular in the Midwest. 

 

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