They came in the mail.  Amazon offered a pretty tight deal.  Free shipping.  Can you beat that?  Not when you cannot find them in your town.  Yes…I am talking about the new “vintage” Ball jars.  Have you seen them?  If you are an addict like me…I know that you are in for a treat today.

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Okay…so addict is a strong word.  I just have a very strong liking for the turquoise Ball jars. (Did you know that they were blue because of the sand that they used from lake Michigan and the temperature in the furnace?)  You have probably noticed that before in posts.  I’m sure that somewhere lurking in the background of some shot was a turquoise Ball jar or two.  Oh..duh…there is one in the header of this blog.  It just dawned uponst me.  (Ha!  Uponst…my new word! Spell check is balking!)

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So then…one day…somewhere in Blogland, or Instagram or the Web,  there they were.  Ball decided to come out with these “vintage” blue jars to celebrate their 100th anniversary!  How cool is that?  I know…pretty cool.  I checked around and couldn’t find them here.  I even had my husband’s aunt check in their town.  Nada.  So…I checked out good ol’ Amazon…and now…here they are.

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The funny thing is…um…I haven’t taken them out of the package.  It’s weird.  I was kinda like that when my very first roll of baker’s twine came from Pick Your Plum.  I just didn’t want to open it.  It was too pretty.  This though, is more like…I’m not sure what I’m gonna do with them once I open them.  I know that I will wash and dry them.  Believe me…I have lots of ideas…I just haven’t decided.  What would you do with them?

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Canning season is just around the corner.  Things are growing in the garden…but I’m not sure if I will can in these or use them for pretty. Whatever I decide…I will try to let you know.   They are just so stinkin’ pretty…I just stare at them.  It’s Momma’s fault you know.  She always dressed me in turquoise when I was a little kid.

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Have a wonderful day, Dirt Road Sweeties!  May it be filled with all things wholesome and grandmotherly.  Then tonight…when you snuggle up in your little nest…may you dream dreams of vintage mason jars and cobbler and warm days on the farm and antique quilts! Wouldn’t that be fun!?  A junkin’ dream! 😉

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p.s. This is not a sponsored post.  It’s just me…gabbing about something that I love. 🙂

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