stash: vintage canning jars…….

A few of you may have followed our exploits over the last several years over at Hoarding Woes & You. There, I chronicled our cleanup of my Mom’s and Aunt’s massive hoards. Not long ago, we discovered a long concealed (forgotten) stash of canning jars beneath our (my Aunt’s) home that appear to have been deposited there in the 1960’s along with stashes of water, canned foods, fuel etc. With the assistance of  a stalwart friend (Magpie Ethel) we removed hundreds of the canning jars of a dozen shapes and sizes. We don’t ‘can’. Now we have this large collection to sort, assess value and hopefully sell. Remember if you stash your survival supplies beneath your house in a dark crawl space tell someone you trust. Otherwise someone else will have the surprise 60+ years later of discovering the cache.

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8 Responses to “stash: vintage canning jars…….”

  1. April 28, 2015 at 11:44

    reminds me of the lunacy i used to participate in with mother in law and her scandinavian ways… the only thing i really liked to harvest and stow away like a frozen squirrel was the💙 pies that i froze… i recently discovered i had almost 33 PYREX pie plates since they baked well in glass once frozen! 😊


    • April 28, 2015 at 12:37

      There you go! Perfect…now the question is….how many do you have now? Not that there’s anything wrong with 33 Pyrex pie plates 🙂 My dearest Aunt had in excess of 110 full punch bowl sets….oh I could go on and on and on….dozens of thousands of pieces of all manner of glassware….and plastic flowers…..yikes!!! truck loads….on and on it went….I get tired again just imagining it all. 🙂


  2. April 28, 2015 at 03:33

    Oh my! The saga continues.


  3. April 27, 2015 at 10:08

    Wow now that is alot of canning jars . I remember my grandma having all her jars on the back porch in a cabinet I remember the days helping her make jams and pickles and apple butter from the neighbor’s apple tree Mm mm some great memories. Thanks for sharing.


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