|Photo credit Ruffled|
Mason Jars have been long since associated with the South and although canning, preserving, and pickling was done all over the country, country style living would almost always include a mason jar somewhere.
What's interesting is that the Mason Jar was invented and patented in 1858 by Philadelphia tinsmith, John Landis Mason. Pretty good for a northerner.
I recently spoke to a Mother of a bride, who's daughter got married last year, used the Mason Jars as favors. She said her guests drank all night using the jars and the guests took their jars home as a favor (like the above photo).
Mason jars are cheap....I mean inexpensive, which means you won't break the bank. One bride I know of would like to full her jar with peanut brittle. This is a sweet ending for the night, but what else can you full a jar with?
|Salad in a jar|
Mason Jar Salad. I came across this idea via Bellissima Vita The Blog. Easy to do just layer as you see above (how to), keep these jars cool on ice, and provide a brown paper sack to leave with.
|Tiaras and Tantrums|
Pickles yeah fill it with pickles or even pickled watermelon rind. If it's a Southern style wedding why not go hole hog. Now you could pickle the cucumbers yourself (recipe) and that would be very impressive, but I recommend buying pickles from a local pickling business (see bottom of post for links).
|Spring Mason Jar Crafts|
Use the mason jars as center pieces. Clustered together will look lush and beautiful. Choose same, similar, colored flowers for a uniform chic look.
This post can go on and on with ideas but just make a search for ideas and you will have your fill.