30.7.11

Aqua Crown Canning Jars ~ The lids

On my recent collections post, I had some comments and emails asking about the lids of my aqua crown canning jars.

The lids are original to the Crown mason jars and most came with the three piece lids -one zinc ring, one matching glass seal with the crown logo, and a rubber seal ring.

The jars are really old and have bubbles inside the glass and their shape is not always uniform (a few of them are lopsided and even though a bunch are qt. they are slightly different heights.)

I broke two of the largest ones I had two years ago and actually gave some away before I realized they were something I wanted to collect. For more of the hydrangeas and our dining room changes, click here.

Did you catch the peek of our new ladder find? Or new old ladder find. It is in new condition but I'm not sure if it is old.

I found it at Habitat Restore in Owen Sound, Ontario while browsing with my sil. I asked if it was for sale and the guy said 'sure, $10.' Uh, sold. Love the galvanized support pieces.


And just for fun, sepia in Picasa.



I love my collection of mason jars, the aqua Crown, clear glass Crown and even a few with the wire/glass lid tops. If you would like to see more posts on my jars, check here and here and here.

 I hope this answers the questions I received and I hope you have a great weekend (long weekend here in Ontario.)

I'm linking up with SNS at Funky Junk Interiors 'cause I hate missing Donna's great party!

9 comments:

  1. HI Elizabeth. I'm so excited! I bought a blue jar just like yours, minus the rubber ring. It has the zinc ring and glass lid and it's Crown! I paid $10. for it which seems pretty high to me but at least I now own one! I got it this morning at a local antique store. Yipee!

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  2. Oh you smarty you! I like the zinc rim left alone to add extra detail to a vase. Great tip!

    Donna

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  3. Thank goodness I saw this post just now. We're doing a basement overhaul - digging it down, laying cement and turning it into a 'real' basement - and I have dozens upon dozens of canning jars to empty and clean. The first 2 I brought up looked exactly like your photos - one clear and 1 blue with the bubbles (I wondered if that meant they would be too flawed to be worth anything, both complete with glass lids and metal rims. I was kind of dreading the job with all the rotted fruit, cobwebs and dead mice but suddenly, it seems more like a treasure hunt! www.greycountymusings.blogspot.com

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  4. I find the one or two amongst the dozens at the Goodwill store I frequent on my lunch break, but rarely do they have blue lids and never the rubber band!

    Happy long weekend to you!

    ~Andrea

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  5. Your turquoise jars are fabulous, I love them! Do you find them in Canada? I have never found one in Canada yet. I have one that I found in the state of Washington.
    Yours must be really old! I love the ladder, is that how you have it styled with the jars? It looks great! You know I love ladders.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  6. I just discovered your lovely blog. I look forward to popping by again for some more inspiration! I'm just new into blogging this year & have put together a daily blog on design, fashion, food, travel and anything pretty.
    http://scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com/ and one on everything coastal
    http://coastal-style.blogspot.com/
    I had a lot of fun putting them together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.
    x
    Melissah

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  7. Oh, I am so jealous/envious of your crown jars. I love jars and love to collect different kinds and shapes, makers. Haven't seen any of ones you have anywhere.
    You'll have us jar collectors having you find them for us. I live in CO now but did live in MT. My hubs was a truck driver. I loved to go with him when he went up into Canada, mostly B.C. Kelowna. Once in awhile we'd have time to stop at an antique store.
    Grand Junction, CO doesn't seem to be much for antiques tho so I have antique withdrawal often. No antique shows here either. We live west of G.J. almost to the Utah border.

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  8. I know this is an old post Elizabeth, but I just came across a couple of crown canning jars with lids at a garage sale and was searching to find out more about them and up popped this post. I paid $1 each for them, one is clear and one is a grayish colour.

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