All the Pretty Jars (BBB!)


Washed jars at the ready…..

I love the light shining through the jars. I love canning jars. My favorites are the pint-sized small-mouth jars. I like the old-timey look about them. I prefer small-mouth quart jars, too. Only for actual function, wide-mouth jars are so much easier to use. (Especially for stuff like green beans.) What about you?

Meanwhile, who needs a BBB?


Ball Blue BookIt’s a Ball Blue Book Project day! Today’s Ball Blue Book is sponsored by another anonymous donor.

For a chance to win: Leave a comment on this post and let me know you want it. You can just put (BBB) at the end of your comment or otherwise note that you want to be in the draw. One winner will be drawn by random comment number to receive a Ball Blue Book. Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tonight (September 23). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (September 24). Return to this post to claim your book if your name is drawn (or check the BBB Winners List).

Find out more about the Ball Blue Book Project and become a sponsor.

UPDATE 09/24/10: The winning comment number, drawn by, is #64, Beth Brown. Send an email to CITRgiveaways(at) with your address!


  1. Rosanne says:

    I have alot of old jars that belonged to my mother. I love the pint wide mouth jars for my peach preserves. You don’t see those in Wal Mart. I use the quart wide mouth jars for peaches, whole tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and white potatoes. There was also a couple dozen blue regular mouth jars I use for my sour kraut, just because I think it is pretty in the blue jars. Have you tried putting cabbage in a 10 gallon stone “jar”, I not sure what the correct word is for it? My family loves the sour kraut from it. I also have a few really pretty pint jelly jars that belonged to mom, which I think are really special. Otherwise I use regular pint jars for all my jellies. I really enjoy cooking from my cellar. My 5 year old granddaughter helps me can. She loves to rinse the jars. It’s a good thing, I have a stove and sink in my cellar, so I just turn her loose. Her favorite thing to do is help Paw Paw with the apple peeler and the juicer I use for blackberry jelly and tomato juice. Again it’s a good thing it is in my cellar. Mess away!!!

  2. Rosanne says:

    Sorry I forgot, BBB

  3. Lisa says:

    Oh count me in. I’d love to learn how to make my own jams and preserves. rhisomers(at)gmail(dot)com.

  4. mtnmedx says:

    I LOVE canning jars. I have many shapes and sizes. Some are old and some are new. Our family would drink out of them daily but my husband thinks its old (poverty) school. So I secretly use a pint sized, wide mouth jar for drinking when he’s not looking….just for me.

    I would love a BBB. I have checked out the library’s copy so often that my kids think it belongs on our book shelf!



  5. Michelle says:

    I use all my small-mouth jars first, because the lids are cheaper. But yes, the wide-mouth jars are easier to use.

    Please enter me for a BBB!

  6. Courtney says:

    They’re lovely with the sun shining through them, but even lovelier full of yumminess! BBB

  7. Erin says:

    i’ve tried to mostly have small mouth jars in my collection. just because that’s what i started with and then i only have to buy one kind of lid.

    love your pretty patterned jars!

    would love to have a BBB!

  8. Melissa says:

    My personal favorites are the pint size, wide mouth. I like the look and function.
    I would love to have a BBB!
    Thank you Suzanne!

  9. Kathy in KY says:

    Hi Suzanne – I made a killing last week, and bought 47 old canning jars for $50 – the old type with the zinc lids, and a couple with wire bales. I won’t use these for canning since I’m afraid they’d break, but many are the quart and pint blue Ball jars, and a couple of blue Atlas Strong Shoulder jars. They are all small mouth jars, and that’s all I have in my stash of jars that I use for canning, they’re cheaper to purchase, and as someone else pointed out the lids are cheaper, too. I’m using the older jars to store my dry goods for the “in-case-ofs” with moving to the country on Saturday, and the chance of any little critters finding their way into my cupboards, namely mice. I love the looks of the 2 quart blue Ball jars with beans and rice, etc, in them – just so pretty. Love your pretty jars in the sunlight. Take care, from KY.

  10. Kathy in KY says:

    OOPS! Also, forgot – I’d like a BBB please! :snoopy:

  11. melody says:

    I would love a bbb book.

  12. melody says:

    I like the wide mouth they are easier to clean and get stuff out of.

  13. Charlotte says:

    Oh BBB please! My library doesn’t have a copy :no:

  14. bonita says:

    Where do you find such pretty jars?
    Oh, yes, BBB please.

  15. Sarah says:

    Count me in. I’d love a Blue Book. BBB

  16. Richelle says:

    Yes, I need a BBB!

  17. lauren says:

    BBB please πŸ™‚ I picked up one at the hardware store but my puppy ate it lol

  18. Suzanne says:

    I always use the wide mouth. Those are absolutely beautiful jars!!! BBB

  19. irishhillstrish says:

    Just an overdue thank you for making sometimes dull work days so much brighter. My co-worker and I are always talking about your latest exploits. Enter me for the BBB too!

  20. Teresa from Lancaster, PA says:

    I love canning jars too, especially some of my grandmother’s old blue ones. Just beautiful. Please count me in for the BBB. Thank you!

  21. WatkinsGal says:

    Definitely wide mouth for green beans!
    Would love the new BBB.

  22. Erin says:

    BBB! Those jars are really pretty. I can only find “normal” ones here, although sometimes I’ll run across a flat of the “quilted” ones.

  23. Peggy says:

    What pretty jars. The only thing prettier would be filled jars.

  24. SandyCWV says:

    We have both small and wide mouth jars, but FabHub likes to save the wide mouths for pork and deer canning. Easier to get the chunks in them.
    BBB me Please.

  25. Silvia says:

    Those jars are so pretty. I’m with you on the small mouth jars. I use them most of the time except for the bulky stuff like green beans. I would love a BBB for my library.

  26. twoturkey says:

    :sheep: Please pick me THIS time for the BBB!
    Love your canning jars with the designs on them. Where did you find them?
    Mrs. Turkey

  27. Anke says:

    Those are really pretty canning jars. I’ve never seen any like that that before.
    Please enter me into the BBB drawing.

  28. Mermonster says:

    BBB Please. πŸ™‚

  29. Marjorie Wolson says:

    My husband and I made 4 kinds of plum jam, peach preserves, dill and bread & butter pickles, 2 batches of salsa and 16 quarts of mesquite smoked plum tomatoes.

    Can you imagine what I could have done if I only had a Blue Ball Book of my own! :eating:

  30. joy says:

    Oohh…look at those jars…they are so pretty!! I found a new favorite this year- I used the squat little half-pint to put my blueberry butter in! Just the right size and oh so cute! …but I really like those jars in the photo!

  31. Ilene says:

    I do like the wide-mouthed jars the best! But the flats cost a lot more than flats for the regular. So I use regular as much as I can.
    I like to use wide-mouth, straight-sided pints in the freezer. For leftovers in the refrigerator. And when I was still working, I’d take soup and/or leftovers in the wide-mouthed jars for my lunch. They’d go right into the microwave!
    I love the old jars that you used to be able to buy with stuff in them: coffee, honey and molasses, jam, etc. They used to be the right size to accommodate a canning band. Now they are even making mayo jars the wrong size. It’s a conspiracy, I tell you! Heh. I wrote about some of my jars here: BEWARE, my blogs are usually too long… you’ll have to scroll down a ways past the “Croc collection”. Heh.
    I saw on someone’s blog — was it yours? — where a photograph was put inside a quart canning jar for display. –We’ve got ’em, we have some laying around empty all winter. Might as well use ’em! In the big jars, the ones that hold a gallon or half a gallon, I like to store grain. I can pressure-seal the lid to keep out moisture and insects. I store a lot of dehydrated things in quarts, and pressure seal them as well.
    SOOOO many uses for canning jars!
    Great blog, as usual… –Ilene

  32. Teri says:

    would love to win a bbb!

  33. Kristine says:

    I’d love a BBB! I have a vintage one from 1956 but I would say its been updated several times since then! Love your blog!

  34. Zusiqu says:

    I love those jars! I use only wide mouth so I only need one size lid. BBB please.

  35. maryann says:

    I love jam jars. They are great for single servings for veggies that only one person in the house will eat. Count me in on the BBB too.

  36. Patrice says:

    I like the half pint jars with all the decorations on them like you showed in the picture.They just look so special. I have a bunch of the old fashioned blue jars and they are a favorite. I love blue glass!
    BBB, please!

    • Suzanne McMinn says:

      The jars pictured here with the pretty patterns are old jars. The way to get jars that look different from what is available now in the stores is to buy old jars! Watch the penny papers etc. There are lots of people out there clearing out attics etc trying to get rid of canning jars and you can buy them cheap, too!

  37. Judy D says:

    I like unusual shaped jars. I recently bought a square jar at a flea market-probably paid too much but I love the look of the jar!

    I’d love to win BBB. Thanks……..

  38. debbie says:

    Would love a BBB !

  39. Betty says:

    Love your blog. It is the first thing I read in the morning before I get my day started. I have canned almost 400 quarts of food for the winter. Am not done yet as my apples are just now being done. BBB.

  40. Victoria in VA says:

    This has been my first summer of canning and what an adventure it has been. Hard work but great fun! I was not even aware that there were pretty jars like the ones you have. Loving the website and the forum~learning so much from the blog and from those who post comments and links. BBB

  41. Canner Joann says:

    Like many canners, I grew up watching my mom can. I helped her out, but it was a chore. Years passed and Mom quit canning because she was simply tired of the work (and maybe she felt unappreciated!). A few years ago, the canning bug hit me HARD! I love to can! We don’t have space for a garden like we used to, so I spend big bucks at Farmer’s markets and orchards, but I don’t mind, because I’m supporting local farmers and businesses.

    I think canning is an art, and I love to arrange my canned goods so that the colors and textures create a beautiful scene. I can’t do that much anymore, though, because I can so much that I have to store most everything in other locations.

    I’d love to find jars that are different from what you see in Wal-Mart. The jars in your photo are beautiful, as were the ones in your photo of corn cob jelly.

    I don’t need a BBB; I have 3 from various years, and I love them!

  42. Rebecca says:

    Apple butter tastes better from a pretty jar. BBB

  43. Amy says:

    Love antique and decorative canning jars! Have not used any in my canning efforts but would love to some day! BBB please

  44. donna b. says:

    i would love a BBB! love your web site πŸ™‚

  45. Shauna says:

    Those are beautiful jars!! I’ve dabbled in canning in the summer when we go pick fresh strawberries from a local farm, it’s one of the things my daughter and I love doing.


  46. ATL Cook says:

    My Ball Blue Book is from the late 70s. Grew up in Muncie, IN and graduated from Ball State University.

    I look for Ball jars on sale at Walmart–and YES, the wide mouth pint and half pint are my favorites. My next project is to make some freezer pies in those half pint wide mouth jars. Serving for one which is perfect for me. I think a dozen of them in the freezer by mid October would be good for winter–bake them frozen takes a few minutes longer.

    Ball jars have always been part of my life.

  47. prayingpup says:

    I canned apple butter for my very first canning project last year. I lived in a 2 room apartment and canned it in tiny little jars in a 2 quart sauce pan! I plan on canning some again, this year – but in my spaghetti pot and in my farm house . . .plus, I have the most lovely cellar storage, in my basement, complete with shelves and jars that the elderly owner left behind. Talk about a beautiful gift! BBB, for sure!

  48. Beth DuPree says:


  49. ellen tinder says:

    I can remember having to wash my grandmothers jars when i would visit in the summer, i thought that my hands would fall off, but now, i still wash alot of jars by hand. Some things just never change. I love the wide mouth jars, just like my grannie, easier to get your hands into to clean & pour jelly etc. into. I would like a book, please. By the way, I’m 70 years young. BBB

  50. Patricialynn says:


    Those are pretty jars, far prettier than the plain ones I have here. Oooo, I wish I could convince my fiance’ that there is no shame in shopping at thrift stores and rummage sales!

  51. Robyn says:

    Those Jars are beautiful! Enter me in the BBB please. :sheep:

  52. Glenie says:

    I love my canning jars especially the ones that are decorative. BBB.

  53. deborah says:

    I’ve lost my BBB..would love to win one! :moo:

  54. Mairzie says:

    Who needs BBB? I DO, thank you very much. DH just said it’d be fun if I began canning things, but I don’t know where to start! I think BBB would help me. Thank you for asking.

  55. Glenie says:

    ATL cook, what is freezer pies you do in half pint jars? I have never heard of this.

  56. Lisa C says:

    Oh I LOVE those jars. My husband likes to use jars for glasses so nearly my whole drinking glass cabinet is filled with quart canning jars. I would love to have some pretty ones though!! I can’t ever find the decorative jars. My mother did have a few that I’ve ‘borrowed’ from her. Please enter me in your BBB contest for the book.

  57. Kathy in FL says:

    I like small mouth jars the best. I only can tomato juice, sauce, and salsa, so I don’t “need” wide mouth jars. I like to use jars for other things, too, like my button collection, beads, and seashells. I collect all sorts of jars, too, just because I love the shape or size of the jar. Strange, but true! BBB.

  58. beth Brown says:

    Those jars are beautiful! I’m always looking for interesting canning jars –


  59. Dawn says:

    I love those jars! they are so pretty. None of my local stores sell pretty jars, just standard canning jars. But thats OK, I can still make use of those!

  60. ladybird_1959 says:

    I use whatever jars I have on hand. I like the wide mouths for the convenience of packing them, but I’ll use either. MEMEMEME BBB PLZZZZZZZZZZZZ :hissyfit:

    BTW, how is Ross doing? Haven’t seen any updates recently.

  61. Deni says:

    When I was a kid I remember making strawberry jam with my mom. As an adult my MIL canned EVERYTHING! I have been out of work for almost a year and when I heard it was time for the local farmer’s market to begin, the first think I thought of was that I would make jams. I have had quite a bit of success so far this year with my “Grammy Jam” and I probably end up buying 5 or 6 cases of half pint jars a week. But my favorites are my small collection of the blue Ball jars. BBB for me please!

  62. BrendaE says:

    I love canning jars too. I even have some of the porcelain lids just for fun – I don’t use them but I like to look at them. I actually bought them on ebay to make some projects with but never have gotten around to it. oh well…. some day. BBB please. Tks

  63. Ruth says:

    I would love to win the BBB. Thank’s for all you do!

  64. Maria says:

    Those jars are just wonderful…I have never seen that pattern before. I mostly use small mouth jars, but I am down to about 5 jars left for the season and will probably need to buy another two cases and I may try the wide mouth.

    BBB – and thank you for your blog!

  65. sam says:

    I really do enjoy this blog! I would love the BBB.

  66. Leenie Hobbie says:

    I would love the chance to win a copy of the Blue Book. Mine is old, worn, torn, splatterd, marked up, no cover…but still loved and used almost daily!

  67. ladychef says:

    BBB I’ve never seen canning jars that pretty! Really makes me want to learn how to can. Thanks to Suzanne and our unknown donor!

  68. Linda in New Mexico says:

    I would love a chance to win a BBB. I used to can all the time, had all the equipment. Went to work full time thought I’d never have time again…..I’m retired and have a garden. I’ve started canning again….I’d love the Bible to do so.

  69. Sherry Thompson says:

    Yippee! Ball Blue Book! BBB!
    My dad just bought me the greatest old National Pressure Cooker pressure cooker with wooden handles. I have never canned before, but – OH!- I really, really want to. And the BBB should help me get it done.

  70. Sharon says:

    Would love a copy of the Ball Blue Book. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  71. mariah says:

    I love the way the all look! There were several at Goodwill the other day for a couple dollars each…quart sized, with the lids that clamp (not sure what they are called!) and I’m still kicking myself for not getting them.



  72. Barbara Heide says:

    Never heard of BBB….but would love to read it!

  73. mary kellogg says:

    I just started my canning experience (two weeks now) and I’ve had some serious flops. I need this!


    Mary K

  74. Kathleen H in Indiana says:

    BBB please!!! Love the old jars. I use them in pantry for dry goods.

  75. AA says:

    I need a BBB. And I need to know what the freezer pies are. That sounds really interesting and like it might make a good gift.

  76. Bonnie says:

    What pretty jars! We don’t have any that nice in Florida! BBB, please!

  77. Tennille says:

    I would love to win a BBB :shimmy: !!

  78. Heather says:

    Would love to be the BBB winner this time. The thought of winning just makes my brain go into overdrive on all the possibilities! Thanks for giving us the opportunity!!!

  79. Joy says:

    I need a BBB! Its Fall and time to make preserves.

  80. Amanda says:

    Oh, me. I need a BBB!

  81. Rose H says:

    What fabulous jars, I bet food looks wonderful in them.
    BBB please.

  82. Sue Nugent says:

    :snuggle: I, too, have a weakness for pretty jars. That is why I had the problem when it came to giving my jams and jellies as gifts. I would hate to ask for the jars back, but then I hate to part with my pretty little jars,too.I guess I need to start using paraffin. I don’t trust reusing the lids on jelly jars, unless it is for freezer jams. I guess I could give out freezer jams. That would solve both problems. Thin out my jelly jars(anything other than standard jars,which I have a lot of) and give the gift, too.It seems our problems are never ending,but then if every thing in our lives were perfect, we would get so bored.

  83. Ashlee says:

    I recently purchased a nice collection of pint small-mouth jars at a garage sale for next to nothing…Now I just need a good canning book to get me going! BBB please!! πŸ˜€

  84. Gerry says:

    I would love to have a BBB. Please enter me!

  85. cyndi says:

    Oh, I would love to win a BBB. My canning jars would be a whole lot prettier even.

  86. Sal says:

    Oh yeah! Not a cook or canner but want to be… Put me in the drawing please. Sal (BBB

  87. Melissa says:

    None of my canning efforts (a whole 2x!) worked this year so I REALLY need a BBB.

  88. Kathi N. in Colorado says:

    I love pretty jars. That reminds me that I bought a whole case of cobalt-blue jars last year, but did not use a single one in canning this year. (Yet, anyway)

    I love the pretty jars you posted. I have never seen any like that. Love ’em!


  89. Sue Nugent says:

    Whoops! I,too, forgot to mention BBB. And a tip for those who hand wash their jars,which I enjoy,also, is to soak them in Biz. It is super for that purpose.My Mom got me onto this when I was much younger, and I use this tip even today for soaking dishes,jars, knick knacks,etc.,if they are very dirty. I know most folks store their jars in a nice clean place nowadays,but years ago, we stored ours out in the sheds, and they got really dusty.Mom would soak her jars in a wash tub outdoors,while we were at school, and when we got home,there were the jars waiting to be washed, and it was a snap,using the Biz.

  90. Beth says:

    Oh I LOVE jars! We pick them up at yard sales, etc. I use them for storing food products, keeps the mice and insect critters out! Oh yeah, and canning, too! πŸ™‚ BBB :yes:

  91. hollygee says:

    Those are awfully pretty jars. I do like the wide mouth, I’m all for convenience. My best canning experience this summer is spiced plum butter made with no sugar.(BBB)

  92. Langela says:

    Please enter me for the BBB giveaway! Thank you, anonymous donor!

  93. Andrea the Kitchen Witch says:

    I’d love a new copy of the BBB!!! the jars are beautiful, too. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who loves to stare at my freshly cleaned & sterilized jars before canning πŸ™‚

  94. Kristen A says:

    BBB please! I’m looking forward to getting some apples this weekend and try my hand at canning

  95. Terri Draeger says:

    Love the old timey pretty jars! Please enter me for the BBB giveaway!

  96. Charley says:

    BBB please!! Mine is so, so old I could really use a new one.

  97. Kerrie says:

    I love wide mouth pints…however, I sometimes use 1/2 pints if I’m canning jam…and I love those squatty little designer jars (that come in a 4 pack and cost way too much) that are only like an inch or so tall, for things like lemon curd…just because it LOOKS so cool.

    Please enter me in BBB!

  98. Terri says:

    I love the cherry design. I would love the chance to win a book. Finally, after 4 years, I just had a new range/ oven installed in my house. I can actually cook again!!

  99. Nancy says:

    Those jars are especially ornate! How beautiful they would be with a cherry colored compote. BBB

  100. Amy Cook in WI says:

    BBB!!! My nephew got our entire extended family into using Ball Jars for all storage, no more plastic, we use large mouth jars for leftovers in the fridge, freezer and of course canning. I confess that the jars are so useful, but we have the totally functional type, not the really pretty ones you have. I think I must expand my repertoire of jars and get some for the beauty of them as well. I would love the BBB!

  101. pdelainey says:

    BBB please :clover:

  102. Renee says:

    I LOVE the wide mouth pint size jars for just about everything-including as a hairbrush holder and toothpaste/toothbrush holder. Many, many uses for them OH! and of course food too!!! :hungry2: Would love to have a new book! BBB, please :happybutterfly:

  103. Susan M. says:

    Oh, I hope I’m not too late !!! BBB please !

  104. suzanne says:

    all kinds of fruit need the BBB

  105. Gini says:

    Me me me need a BBB. πŸ™‚

    Last night I put up eight pretty little jars of the most gorgeous spiced plum jam I’ve ever seen. THRILLED with it! Most of them are to be favors for my sister-in-law’s baby shower (I made ten last weekend), but I’ve put a few aside for myself and other gifts. Yum!

  106. Ruth C says:

    Yeah, another BBB day! Those jars are pretty.

  107. robyn says:

    Suzanne, i just wondered if you had tried the new reusable flat lids. They are expensive but if they really work would be worth the cost. they are guaranteed for life. I would like to know how well they work before i put out a lot of money. if anybody has tried them could they let me know? thanks. BBB

  108. Denise says:

    I love pretty jars too – and I also have a hard time parting with them to give as gifts. Please enter me for the BBB!! I’d love to have one.

  109. marymac says:

    I sure would like to win the BBB

  110. Linda T. says:

    Count me in for the BBB

  111. Kris says:

    I do, I do – I want the new BBB!~!

  112. andrea pierce says:

    Would love a BBB! My favorite jars are the flat, wide mouth half pints for jams and jellies. They look so pretty. But yours are gorgeous – I just have the regular “quilted” pint jars.

  113. Tricia in TEXAS says:

    (BBB) This weekend is gonna be apple butter and minted pears… could certainly use more recipes!

  114. geena22 says:

    apples and peaches and pears oh my! BBB and tomatoes

  115. Mamamalama says:

    I am slowly moving to wide mouth as they are easier to use! BBB

  116. Jen says:

    Thanks for the opportunity! BBB please.

  117. farmershae says:

    I agree with everyone – those jars are gorgeous!! I like the old square ones or anything short & squat (remind me of my husband!!!)

    @ robyn – We have used the Tattler reusable lids this year for the first time. So far our failure rate with the reusable lids is running exactly the same as the regular one-use (and I think both were due to operator error.) They seem to be holding up very well, and I’ve seen some reviews where everyone loves them. Based on how they hold up over the year, we will most likely be replacing all our lids with the reusable, and only using regular lids on gift jars. The only thing we don’t like is not being able to write on the lid like we did with the metal ones. Oh well. I think over the long haul they will pay for themselves over and over.

    (BTW, I don’t want to hijack the post or get on my soapbox, but the reusable lids do not use the chemical BPA, which is an endocrine disruptor. It is in the lining of the standard metal lids. Here is some info: )

  118. farmershae says:

    Aack! I forgot to mention BBB!!! :bugeyed:

  119. Rachel says:

    I love looking at my canning jars, all clean and shiny and waiting to be filled with healthy, home-made goodness!

    I need a BBB!!!

  120. Merlin says:

    BBB!!!! BBB!!!! BBB!!!! BBB!!!!

  121. mintamichelle says:

    I love both jar styles for different reasons. but for things I know I will “blend” like tomatoes… I like the regular mouth becuase the blender “bottom” fits direclty on the jar and I can blend them withour messing up more dishes….I LOVE this and use empty jars for a “blender” all the time…I just choose the right size regular mouth jar and zip zip….all done in one nice jar that I can store in the fridge…


  122. Bonnie says:

    I love the cute little jelly jars that I have purchased at bazaars. I remember making jelly with my mom and melting paraffin to seal the jars with. Wish I could still do it with her!Please enter me in BBB!

  123. Susan says:

    I have mostly the wide mouths for storage and gather those cute little jam jars whenever I find them, whatever the lid size. Someday, I’m going to do jam. BBB

  124. ayenbe says:

    I mostly can tomato/veg sauce, homemade chicken and veg stock, and apple jelly. I would really love a BBB! (and I’m determined to keep asking for one! LOL)

  125. Lynette says:

    I would love to win a BBB for my sister. She’s an awesome canner! Thanks for the opportunity!

  126. Lauren says:

    I’m ready to start learning how to can now that I think I’ll never buy jarred marinara again! BBB! πŸ™‚

  127. Laree says:

    Spent all night canning last night–by the seat of my pants! Please put me in the drawing! BBB

  128. Stephanie B says:

    I adore glass and these jars are exquisite. *sigh*

    BBB please πŸ™‚

  129. Tea4too0 says:

    Love the jars. My daughter has canned her first batch of anything, (blackberry jam). She had to serch the net for the recipe and used the instructions on the pectin package. It turned out great, but she did comment that she would liked to have had the BBB. I will keep my fingers crossed for the win, thanks for the contest.

  130. Banana says:

    I love, love, love your website. Please enter me for the BBB!

  131. Pat in Nebraska says:

    I like the wide mouth pint jars best. I use them to can chocolate cake and gingerbread for our camping trips in the summer. Nom-nom!

  132. Ramona Slocum says:

    I enjoy canning and love seeing the line up of all the full jars at the start of winter. Gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. Please add me to the drawing.

  133. joanna says:

    I reallly reallly want one, BBB

  134. northcountrygirl says:

    Your canning jars are beautiful. Happy canning! BBB

  135. Brigitte says:

    I have never canned!!!

    BBB please so that I can!

  136. Grammie Earth says:

    I have a couple of canning jars with glass lids. I have one filled with rocks and water from one of my favorite places, the other holds nothing more than air! My son and family just got a few ‘Perfect Seal’ jars with the purchase of their home. Working on getting a couple of them… πŸ˜†

    BBB please :happyflower:


  137. Chris from NJ says:

    I would like the BBB book, please! I have done a small bit of canning this year and would like to know about more recipes.

  138. Kelly says:

    My grandmother just bought a kitchenaid mixer box, full of quart wide mouth jars, for $2, for ME!

    A family friend too their BBB with us when we went apple picking.

    ( oh and I drink out of jars too) BBB

  139. Bonnie says:

    I like the wide mouth jars better because they are easier to get into and that’s the best part! :). BBB

  140. Suzanne says:

    BBB for me – please and thanks so much.

  141. mom2girls says:

    I love mason jars! I use them in my baking cupboard to store my various baking chips, nuts, coconut, poppyseeds, etc. I have even used them to organize my tea collection (instead of having a big ol’ messy pile of tea boxes in my tea cupboard).

    Someone on here mentioned wide mouthed quart sized jars. I have never seen these in Canada (I also am having a hard time finding the blue book here, so enter me for the BBB please!). But those sound like they would be really nifty. I do like the wide mouthed ones, just something about them! I also do like the new squat square ones, but I agree, they are too expensive for my thrify self!

  142. Lisa says:

    Yes! BBB! Me please!

    My favourites are the half-pint wide-mouth jars; “salmon canning” jars. They make a great ready-to-serve container for relishes, salsa, and chutneys.

  143. robyn says:

    thanks farmer shae. I have wanted to try the new lids but wasn’t sure about them. i saw them advertised in the backwoods magazine. think i will order a couple of dozen to start.

  144. christyw says:

    It’s your fault Suzanne that I too got goats! I want a BBB! Please

  145. Miss Becky says:

    I love the look of the jars too. and I prefer small mouth jars to large, even knowing that they are easier to fill. It’s just the way I am. The whole process of canning is beautiful, from the preparation to the final product. Or, another way of looking at it is to see the entire process from “the seed in the ground to jar in the pantry” as beautiful. because it is. BBB

  146. Jan says:

    Love the way the jars look, both when empty and when full! BBB, please!

  147. Carol says:

    I use small mouth jars because that’s what I had from the beginning, and wide mouth lids cost more. I do use wide mouth pints to bake pumpkin bread, etc.

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