The last thing I needed on my junk hunting list was canning jars. Or, so I thought. I have boxes of my own, my Moms, my Aunts, and my Grandmothers. Why in the world would I even look at another box of jars? Because the jar in the above photo was sitting on top!!!!!!
Yes, I have lots of "real" jars for my own canning. . . . I have few beauties like this one--a Kerr Self Sealing Mason--thick blown glass--raised lettering. . . .I have no idea how old it is. . . .Maybe one of you could tell me. . . .I just know I loved it. . . .
As I dug down into this "Box of Jars For Sale" at a local flea market, I also found a little half pint Atlas jar and. . . .
several more oldies. . . .There were quite a few of the waffle-like design. . . .So, I totally ignored John when he asked why I wanted ANOTHER box of jars. . . .After all, if we're planning a big garden next year, we need plenty of jars, don't we?. . . . I didn't bother to tell him I'd never actually USE these jars for canning. . . . But, I did know how I WOULD use them. . . .
I'd spotted the old egg basket when we first arrived but forced myself to walk on by without checking the price. I figured it was pretty pricey. . . .Now, with my vintage jar buy (which was a steal, by the way), I went back to check on the egg basket. . . .I couldn't believe my eyes. . . . .$15?????. . . .I stood there, trying to stay composed, when the gentleman told me if I was interested, he'd let me have it for $12!!!!!!!. . . .Before I could say "Sold", he asked if I was interested in two? . . . . He could give me a good price for both. . . .$20!!!!!!!!
Well, you know what I did. . . .Those baskets were in my possession and a $20 bill was in his hand before he could change his mind. . . .or his wife returned. . . .or both. . . .I figured a woman would know the value of my find. . . .
What a fantastic day. . . .
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