Last week, I got an email from my friend Jen. She recently inherited nearly a dozen vintage Tang jars from her great-aunt. She’s currently using a couple for general kitchen activities, but wondered if I had any additional ideas as to how to use these very cool jars (some date back to the Bicentennial).
In addition to the obvious uses like grains, sugar, flour and tea, I like to use jars to cluster little collections. I’ve got a jar on my dresser that corrals my lip balms (I tend to get a shop-happy when I encounter a new-to-me display of balms and salves at drug and health food stores) and an array tucked into my kitchen cabinets that hold rubber bands, clothespins and twist ties.
How do you utilize jars in the kitchen and beyond?