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Green Atlas Jars

My youngest went to a friend's old family farm this weekend.  They did some poking around in an abandoned shed.  What they found were a pair of antique green Altas canning jars with lids.  They were covered with years of dirt ~ like 40 years worth.  Jared knew I would love them and his friend's family was happy to pass them on to me.  Yea!  I'm not a big collector and I don't have alot of old things but a few authentic farmhouse touches in this little red farmhouse add charm, I think.  I believe these jars will fit right in.  In my book, those boys struck gold green!  Now I just have to figure out what to put in them.  Until then they will just sparkle in the window sill.

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  1. Oh, great finds! Sparkling in the window sill sounds like a perfect job for them.

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  2. I love, love old glass jars...I have several blue mason's with the zinc lids.....I store dried beans, pasta, rice....you name it! Your boys did good!

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  3. Great jars! They may have had 40 years of dirt on them, but they are much older than 40--closer to 100. Sometimes dates were part of the molds. If your have some, I'd love to know what they are.

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  4. Now that was an example of sons being thoughtful. How sweet. Love the jar.

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  5. That is a great find - and will be a wonderful touch to your farmhouse. Kitchen window sill - I love the rice, pasta etc idea. Livingroom - how about old thread spools or marbles!

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  6. What a score! We use ours for cookies, rice, pasta and quinoa.

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  7. Great find! Nice accent on a windowsill...

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  8. wow! what a find! complete, intact and with lids! great job, boys!

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  9. Nice! I'm sure you'll find a perfect place for them.

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  10. Oh, what a great find! I absolutely love them :)

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  11. Your son is a sweetheart to think of you. It is a great find. Congrats on a little bit of Christmas in January.

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  12. Hi Kim,
    Ooo what a wonderful find! I love old jars especially in that color and yours will look lovely sitting in a window. Enjoy your 'gift'!
    Maura :)

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  13. Pretty! I can't wait to see what you decide to do with them!

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  14. They will look perfect in your farm house

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  15. Beautiful aqua jars!! I have one like it (Ball, not Atlas) filled with old buttons.

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  16. sweet, great find! your boys are so thoughful! ;)

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  17. Lucky you! They're so pretty empty, especially with sun shining through them:)

    ~Cindy

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  18. Yay! So happy for you! I have two also a taller one & a shorter one...with lids just like yours. I've put everything from dried beans & pasta noodles to flowers in mine. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  19. I use mine on the guest bathroom shelves to hold cotton balls, Q-tips, etc. A tall one holds unused toothbrushes.

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