Love mason jars? These humble glass pieces were designed for canning fruits and vegetables in the days before refrigeration. Here are some of the most valuable antique finds from the 1840s to the 1920s.

The Collector's Ultimate Guide to Canning Jars

old wooden sewing thread spools - started my collection with ones from my Nana after she passed away.

old wooden sewing thread spools - started my collection with ones from my Nana after she passed away.

Vintage jar full of marbles ~T~ I have a jar full of marbles exactly like this. Truly this could be a picture of my jar. Love it.

Vintage jar full of marbles.I have a jar full of marbles exactly like this. Truly this could be a picture of my jar.

I collect jars like this. I paint the lids white and keep flours, sugars, rices etc in them, all displayed on a shelf in my kitchen.

I collect jars like this. I paint the lids white and keep flours, sugars, rices etc in them, all displayed on a shelf in my kitchen.

Vintage quart Mason Jar by Ball...    I have some of these in my collection

Vintage quart Mason Jars by Ball. Have these use them to store rice, loose leaf teas(keep out of direct sunlight), sugar, etc. look nice on an open shelf

VINTAGE JARS Collage Digital Images printable by iralamijashop,love these

VINTAGE JARS Collage Digital Images printable by iralamijashop,love these

.old kitchen storage jar with strawberry decal & red lid

Get a Wal Mart canister, paint the lid red, and add a vintage Meyercord waterslide decal. Easy as (strawberry) pie!

Vintage Green Glass canning jar -- no idea the age as I've never seen one, even in an antique store.

Vintage Green Glass canning jar -- no idea the age as I've never seen one, even in an antique store.

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