Crushing On: Blue Mason Jars

I have been collecting blue mason jars for years now, and I truly delight in every bit of their cheery shade of pale teal blue. We even included them in our vintage inspired wedding to hold flowers–white hydrangeas and ranunculus flowers were our choices.

Today, my collection is woven throughout our decor, both at home and the office, and this week, I’m featuring some gorgeous ideas for how you can style these vintage treasures in your own home decor.


As I already mentioned, we used my collection as vases for our wedding flowers, and they really make a beautiful statement when holding some gorgeous blooms.

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Source: Stephanie @thethriftytreasurechick

One of my other favorite things about mason jars is their versatility to show up in a variety of design ideas. If you’re looking for a pop of color, you can add just one or a few to an otherwise neutral color palette. I especially love seeing a few on a fireplace mantel or shelf.

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Source: Marsha @nwflgirl1953

If you’re really looking to make a statement, grouping a collection together will definitely do it. Take a look at this absolutely gorgeous collection, owned by Shelby and the various ways she captures it so beautifully!

Which one of these beautiful features was your favorite? Have you been inspired to display your collection in a new way because of one of these great ideas? Let me know in the comments below.

If you are a collector (or are planning to become one) and want to know more about your jars, you’ll want to check out this post for a guide to determining the age and rarity of your pieces.

Crushing On is a new weekly blog series I’ve created to provide some gorgeous inspiration for how to style your home decor. You can also follow the current crush on Instagram with #FrenchCreekDecorCrush and play along with each week’s crush to have your photos featured! Find all the details in my Instagram highlights on my profile. Be sure to check out last week’s crush, here, too.

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  1. I love your article about ball mason jars I've a large collection including a large amount of lids of all kinds – only once I've purchased a jar- I bottle dig and my main spot is a dump that closed in the 70s I come home stinking, filthy,sticks in my hair, sometimes bleeding I've been attacked by bees,masquitos,surrounded by coyotes and seen things in the ground that looked mutated over years of inbreeding but I've got the prettiest ball mason jar collection in town lol

    1. Oh my goodness…best story ever! I'm the same way, though…golly, the lengths I'll go to for a fantastic find! xo

  2. Really like your website. I too, have a nice collection of blue ball jars. I found an old dump back in the woods beside a swamp. It has yielded many milk jars, glass Clorox jars, medicine bottles, etc… I was stepping over an old barrel on a bluebird day and moved it with my boot. There below the barrel was a copperhead coiled up. Thankfully I wasn’t hurt leaving the…..

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