|Favorite Junk: Vintage Putnam |
"Lightning" Canning Jar
I first stumbled upon these jars on eBay and fell in love with them, charmed by their quirkiness and the clean aqua blue color. I love the bold words "Lightning" that are embossed largely across the front, The color, a light aqua or blueish bottle green, reminds me of aquamarines, my favorite stone. Only through sheer willpower did I manage to hold back the obsession at three, but I loved them so much that they joined the small pile of precious possessions that made the trip from the US to the UK.
Made between 1882 and 1960, and called "Lightning" because the latched lid mechanism made them quick to seal, there are a number of variations in size and color. While I personally love the blue green color best, if you're inclined to buy one of the other vintage colors, be on the lookout for fakes.
They say you can't put lightning in a bottle....but perhaps you can put it in a canning jar.
|My "Lightning" jars arranged on a shelf with other |
blue green glass and quirky bits