Like I've said before I'm one of those people who chooses food stuffs based on if the box looks nice or if the container is good looking. I get kicks out of clear or milky white with white lids, no print. If I find a good one I'll buy what ever comes with it until I have a good set.
A while ago I was asked if I also keep glass jars. Yes! But again, not every jar, just the nice looking ones. I like Nutella (The jar that is. Well actually I like the Nutella itself too…) with it's white lid, bit upset with the still visible logo on top but I've decided I can live with it. I like the skinny jars which come with olives too, and any jars with glass lids and all mason jars.
Jars with printed lids don't make it into the basement pantry but I do like the occasional solid colored one. I always remove the labels right away, I can't stand storing them with the labels still on. Most of the time they come off when soaking them in water and sometimes I use a glue remover to get the glue residue off. I got a tip in a comment on another post about using the heat of a hairdryer to help peel off the labels. Haven't had a chance to try that method yet, but it sounds great.
So what are the jars (and bottles) used for? Most of the jars I reuse as jam jars. We have one plum tree, one gooseberry bush and a couple of currant bushes in the garden. I've made jam every year since we moved in and by now I know how many jars are needed over the jamming season so that's the amount of jars I keep and store. I keep only a couple or so of nice looking bottles. I'm thinking maybe we'll do our own vinegar one day and if then we'll have the bottles for it.
So, did you guys have a nice weekend? Martin and Wille were away snowboarding (schools are out this week) and on Saturday I had a visit by a photographer and stylist who are putting together an article about our home for a magazine. Very talented people and it was really fun seeing their take on the rooms I've shot so many times myself. Can't wait to see it in print. Can definitely wait to see the photo they took of me though. Yikes. I'm so extremely uncomfortable in front of the camera. Are you ok with having your photo taken? I so need to learn…