Celebrate the Red, White and Blue: Stars and Stripes Ball Jars


Memorial Day is three weeks away. . .a day to wave the flag, salute the stars and stripes and celebrate the Red, White and Blue!

In celebration, I’m sharing some Stars & Stripe Ball Jar love with a little giveaway!


The Stars and Stripes Keepsake Ball Jars are new for 2018. In addition to the classic Ball logo, they feature a Stars and Stripes embossment, adding a patriotic touch to your canning, storage, beverage, and décor creations, ideal for family picnics for the Fourth of July and Memorial Day!

Ball Jars have been made in USA since 1884, another thing to celebrate!


To celebrate the Red, White and Blue, I put together a little patriotic vignette on a window shelf in the Potting Shed. Bachelor Buttons and Oxeye Daisies are growing free for-the-picking in the field beside it, so I added some to the jars. I cut the first of the Knock Out Roses and the last of the Bridal Wreath Spirea, along with some Penstemon for some red, white and blue bouquets. They’re joining some red, white and Liberty blue transferware.


Liberty Blue dinnerware was created by Enoch Wedgwood Company, in the historic Staffordshire district of England. It was designed on behalf of Benjamin Franklin Federal Savings and Loan, as a promotional item in commemoration of the company’s 50th anniversary in 1975, and in celebration of the American Bicentennial in 1976.

Fifteen different historic scenes from the American colonial period were used on the Liberty Blue dinnerware. The dinner plates feature Independence Hall, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted.

You can see them at a Patriotic Table with Red, White and Liberty Blue, HERE.


A vintage flower frog is supporting American flags. . .


While other flags are waving from Stars & Stripes bouquets.

Spode ‘British Flowers – Rosa’


 And Spode Archive Collection Jasmine add a pop of red. You can see the Spode botanical plates at a *Bee* Mine Valentine Table, HERE.

I’m sharing my Stars & Stripes Ball Jar Love and giving away 2 sets of pint jars.

For a chance to win a set, let me know by comment how you would use them. . .

For canning, crafting, storage, or flowers?

Subscribers/followers automatically get a second entry.

Subscribe by email and let me know by comment.


For a third entry, Pin a photo from this giveaway to Pinterest and leave an additional comment telling me so.


This giveaway is open to those living in the continental US and sponsored by me.

The winners will be chosen May 21st.


Thank you to my blogging friend Lynn for sharing her Ball Jar love and letting me know about these jars. ♥

Sharing with:  Metamorphosis Monday

  149 comments for “Celebrate the Red, White and Blue: Stars and Stripes Ball Jars

  1. Donna C
    May 7, 2018 at 6:25 am

    Beautiful photos , as always!

  2. May 7, 2018 at 6:29 am

    My heart beats red, white and blue…love the whole vignette! I would love to have a set of these jars and would use them for picnic foods, serving lemonade or flowers! Thanks for the chance to win Mary!

  3. Emmie
    May 7, 2018 at 6:29 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would use my jars to serve drinks on my 4th of July table! They. Would. Be great serving lemonaide.

  4. Jean
    May 7, 2018 at 6:30 am

    I didn’t know about these jars. I would use them as vases as you did or possibly for storing/displaying some of my sewing collection.

  5. May 7, 2018 at 6:31 am

    I love them. I would use them for just about anything, love anything patriotic.

  6. May 7, 2018 at 6:31 am

    I’m a follower and look forward to your posts! Pinned several pics to my Red, White and Blue board!

  7. May 7, 2018 at 6:36 am

    Thanks for the giveaway Mary! I never met a Ball jar I didn’t love and especially these stars & stripes jars! I would use them for flowers on my patriotic table for the 4th or for serving sweet tea!

  8. May 7, 2018 at 6:39 am

    I’ve been a faithful follower for several years now and always look forward to your posts! Saved to my Stars and Stripes Pinterest board ;)

  9. Mary Lathrop
    May 7, 2018 at 6:45 am

    Wow the leaded window first caught my eye. Then the beautiful plates and gorgeous flowers. Ball jars have been part of my kitchen for 50yrs when I first starting canning. Thanks for the memories?❤️

  10. Rita C.
    May 7, 2018 at 6:54 am

    Good Morning, Mary. I simply can’t get over your flowers in bloom! That’s an arrangement I won’t be able to make for nearly another month, but I sure love seeing it now. Love the arrangements of both the flowers and plates. And what a generous person you are! Have a great week.

  11. Nancy Bailey
    May 7, 2018 at 6:57 am

    I am a follower and always look forward to your blog posts, but this red, white & blue celebration is over the top. I had to pin 3 of your photos to my Pinterest folder ‘Americana.’ I LOVE those Ball jars and would use them for display when not holding flowers.

  12. May 7, 2018 at 7:02 am

    These jars are wonderful! While I do make a lot of jams during the summer, I think I would use these to hold red white and blue flowers as a centerpiece of the Fourth of July table. Thanks for the giveaway. Lovely display as always.

  13. May 7, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Fantastic display- I always enjoy seeing a patriotic table! I have to pass on the giveaway only because I recently found them. I’ll be sharing a set with my daughter who likes to can and I will use mine for a tablescape. 🇺🇸

  14. Kathy M.
    May 7, 2018 at 7:18 am

    I would use one of the jars for flowers and one for straws or silverware. I must say your posts never disappoint and are always an inspiration and simply lovely.

  15. Danielle Giamundo
    May 7, 2018 at 7:19 am

    Good Morning Mary! I love tuning into your posts in the morning. The pictures make my day! I love the way you look ahead to give us time to get our decor together! I love the patriotic jars. Have a great day! Danielle

  16. Maureen D. Eha
    May 7, 2018 at 7:28 am

    Hi, Mary,

    It’s always fun to enter a contest! I would use the jars for storage, for adding fresh flowers to my tablescapes, and for drinking water or other beverages on patriotic holidays.

    Happy Monday!


  17. Maureen D. Eha
    May 7, 2018 at 7:28 am

    I just pinned the photo that shows the whole vignette to my “Patriotic Tablescapes” board on Pinterest.


  18. Stacey
    May 7, 2018 at 7:29 am

    Love this patriotic time of year! Pinned to my Patriotic Pinterest board! Ball jars have so many fun uses, and I get so many ideas by following your blog! Thanks for the giveaway & wonderful ideas! Love them for sitting on the patio with iced sweet tea!

  19. Ruth Willson
    May 7, 2018 at 7:38 am

    Beautiful post. Love the Red, White and Blue. I need to find these special Ball jars.🇺🇸

  20. May 7, 2018 at 7:38 am

    Thank you for your beautiful blog. It inspires me every day! I too have a Bichon. My husband and I have enjoyed the pracious poses you have photographed. We live on a lake and hold a 4th of July celebration for grandchildren. I am in charge of games and prizes for the kids. I would love to fill the jars with pedicure items. Making “Pedicures in a Jar” as prizes for the older girls. I hope you will consider us in your give a way!

  21. May 7, 2018 at 7:39 am

    What fun, thank you for the opportunity to win! I would use them like you have, in tablescapes, maybe with candles.

  22. May 7, 2018 at 7:39 am

    Happy Monday Mary! What a gorgeous red, white, and blue vignette. The transferware is stunning as are the flowers in the jars. What a lovely way to start off a new week, visiting in your potting shed!

  23. Ethel Alderson
    May 7, 2018 at 7:46 am

    Ball jars are in constant use in our home. Being of service as holders, ie q-tips, jar salads, flower arrangements, and most often used to deliver “goodies”, be it soup, leftovers or pudding to shut ins in our town of Odessa, DE.
    Thanks for the chance to win but mostly for letting me know this special jar is available.
    Thanks for an honest USA made product!

  24. Karen Boehlert
    May 7, 2018 at 7:54 am

    Love everything you do. I use Ball jars for so many things. Drinks, flowers, storing pasta, snacks,etc.
    These would be sweet for the fourth. Thank you!

  25. May 7, 2018 at 7:55 am

    Just wanted to let you know that I pinned one of your beautiful vignettes on Pinterest under my category “Fourth of July”. I hope you will consider my idea of Pedicures in a Jar” for prizes. Our granddaughters would have beautiful keepsake.

  26. Paula
    May 7, 2018 at 8:00 am

    As always a beautiful post . I would really love using my jars as part of a tablescape to celebrate my second sons graduation from US Airforce flight school in Columbus Mississippi.
    LT. ConnorCrilly!!!

  27. Gail Young
    May 7, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Ball canning jars are a staple in our kitchen! We use them for everything from storage in the pantry to individual salads on the go😀. Thank you so much for the chance to win a set of patriotic jars, I saved the Pin to my “Red, White & Blue” board. 🇺🇸

  28. May 7, 2018 at 8:05 am

    I’m glad you found the jars Mary because I knew you’d have fun with them:@) Please toss my name into the hat, I think one filled with flowers would look great on my tiered tray this summer! And I’m thinking some relish for the 4th of July picnic too… So many possibilities!

  29. Sara
    May 7, 2018 at 8:12 am

    Lovely display as always. I use jars for flowers also but my favorite use is for picnics in or out of the house. When my friend was recovering from surgery and bored at home but not ready to go out yet, I invited a small group of our friends to her house for an indoor picnic lunch. I carried over small muffulettas, a bag of chips, a jar of pickles and used jars for pasta salad and for dessert. We had a great time and there was nothing at her house to clean up afterward. I packed up my jars and took them home.

  30. Susie
    May 7, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Canning! Loving my new jam maker and as a consequence every gift includes some kind of jam LOL! Looking for a great tomato jam recipe right now….
    The blue transferware is so happy, and I love the way you used the vintage “frog” as a flag holder 😊

  31. Sherry
    May 7, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Love your use of the jars. Pictures are beautiful!

  32. Angela
    May 7, 2018 at 8:36 am

    Love the jars. I would tie red, white and blue ribbons around them and drink out of them or I may put flowers and flags in the, I could use them for canning, there’s a lot of different thing I could
    use them for!

  33. Karen Robbins
    May 7, 2018 at 8:45 am

    I would definitely use them for decoration. I always have the American Flag and other patriotic decor inside and out all year around. I’ve added some new since my grandson is currently on active duty in the Army. These would be a nice addition.

  34. Chris
    May 7, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Love the jars!! I would use them in my Patriotic decor for the 4th! 2 sons have been in the Marines and 1 is a 4th of July baby!!
    Thank you!

  35. May 7, 2018 at 9:05 am

    Memorial day is sneaking right up on me as the weather is JUST now getting nicer! I love your sweet vignette and celebrating the red, white and blue! I would use the jars for flowers and/or beverages! Thanks for being so generous, Mary! I am a follower!!

  36. Bonnie
    May 7, 2018 at 9:09 am

    I love these! Thank you for offering them as a give-away. I would fill them with the tiny battery operated lights and add red, white and blue pinwheels for my picnic table for Memorial Day and other summer gatherings. Enjoy your posts!

  37. Judy Harris
    May 7, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Don’t you just love BALL jars! These are beautiful. Think I would use for decorating-your flowers are gorgeous and also maybe one for crafting. Little stars and other scrapbook stuff would look cool in this jar on my shelf!

  38. Judy Harris
    May 7, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Pinned these jars before I read the giveaway details! Thanks for a chance to win them.

  39. franki
    May 7, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Hoorah!! franki

  40. Rebecca Reavis
    May 7, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Definitely for flowers now with all the pretty flowers in bloom, but I can think of so many uses. I love Mason jars!
    Thank you.

  41. Jan Fusco
    May 7, 2018 at 9:19 am

    I love patriotic themes. I would use the jars in a table setting. Probably to hold flowers and/or flags.

  42. May 7, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Great post today! Love your Liberty Blue plate! I am a follower who would use the bell jars as part of my summer centerpiece I keep on my dining table: I would wrap red, white and blue ribbons around it and fill with summer flowers. Thanks for the chance of a giveaway.

  43. May 7, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Once again, a beautiful tribe to America! For me, lately I have admired all the scrumious desserts that have been made in Ball Mason Jars. Yes, I admire them on line, but once I get to the store, I’m always too frugal to purchase. If I was lucky enough to win, I’d share the American spirit by making homemade strawberry ice cream with my elderly neighbors during Memorial Day and honoring the ones that served for us. In addition, I’d enjoy some ice cream with my hubby while sitting on the patio! :)

  44. May 7, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Love your bouquets of flowers in the ball jars, Mary, and your pretty red, white, and blue dishes! I love seeing your shutters adorned with a change of pretty plates through the seasons. Thank you for the opportunity to win the jars, and for Lynn in telling you about them.

  45. Debbie Goss
    May 7, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Love the jars, I would use them for decor this summer. I have been a subscriber for several years as we have a home on Tablerock lake in Missouri. Also pinning your picture to my summertime board on Pinterest.

  46. Karen
    May 7, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Love your photos!!!!! I would use the jars for flowers🌹🌹🌹

  47. May 7, 2018 at 9:56 am

    We enjoyed our first summer like day yesterday and it put me straight in the red white and blue mood!! I love the patriotic ball jars that Lynn shared, what a fun addition for summer holidays! I would use them for flowers or snacks, I personally feel that you can’t have too many Ball jars, even HH loves to use them for leftover, small hardware and his favorite snacks :) Your transferware is beautiful!

  48. S Williams
    May 7, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Good morning Mary! I love the Memorial Day ideas. I especially love the dishes with the Ball jars. Please enter me in the contest. I am subscribed to your blog and follow you on Pinterest. I pinned several pictures to my Patriotic Decorating Ideas board. I would use the jars Memorial Day and the 4th of July. I think wrapping silverware with a patriotic napkin, tied with ribbon and inserted into the Ball jars would be a great way to use the jars on the porch. Then once at the table, remove the wrapped silverware, pour the iced tea or lemonade and enjoy! After the holidays, I would use the jars for kitchen storage & display. Ball jars and vintage Corning Ware are my best friends! I grew up canning with Ball jars so they invoke wonderful memories of my grandma, Mama, and I canning delicious veggies for winter use. As I had the smallest hands, one of my jobs was to wash the Ball jars before they were steralized. Now we have dishwashers that do this task (thank goodness) but they won’t produce the same childhood memories of 3 generations in the kitchen interacting and the tricks & tips of canning & cooking I learned along the way! I am sure though the children of today will have their own special memories as traditions are tweaked but still passed down. These sweet memories last a lifetime and encourage tasty homemade food, lovely tablescapes and making more memories for future generations. Memorial Day is a time of remembrance for sacrifices on behalf of our country. Thanks to all military veterans & their families past and present. We live in a great nation. Wishing you a wonderful day! Clara 😃

  49. Cyndi Raines
    May 7, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Mary, what a lovely post and sweet give away. Since I was so fortunate to win the beautiful blue Ball jar give away, I’ll pass on this, even though they are so awesome with the new patriotic design. I love all my Ball jars and use them for canning, holding my old buttons, some sea shells, and flower vases. Good luck to all entries 😃 and thank you for another awesome post!

  50. Susan B
    May 7, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Beautiful photos Mary. I love the dishes, they are just so pretty and classic. I collect Ball Jars and would use these to display flowers and serve iced tea or sangria for the 4th of July celebrations. Your photos are so patriotic and have me excited for Memorial Day!

  51. gardenannie
    May 7, 2018 at 10:26 am

    I would make Muscadine jelly.

  52. May 7, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Definitely for flowers. I’m not much of a canner or crafter.

  53. May 7, 2018 at 10:42 am

    You are getting me in the mood for the red, white and blue! Please don’t count me in the drawing for the giveaway since I was already a lucky recipient of one of your fabulous giveaways!!!

  54. May 7, 2018 at 10:46 am

    How great that Lynn told you about those wonderful jars….the potting shed is truly ready for the summer of celebrating everything red, white and blue! Nothing more wonderful than flowers in a simple container such as the iconic Ball jar!
    Have a great Monday Mary!

  55. Mary Smith
    May 7, 2018 at 10:54 am

    I would tie a single red, white, or blue ribbon on each one and use them to serve drinks and individual servings of potato salad on the outside patio table.

  56. May 7, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Thank you for your excellent article, it really helped me.

  57. Jenny Mull
    May 7, 2018 at 11:04 am

    God Bless America. How about serving dessert in these patriotic jars. Vanilla ice cream, strawberries and blue berries.

  58. Marie
    May 7, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Mary, I saw the heading for this post and thought, “red, white and blue?” and then I read that Memorial Day was only 3 weeks away and wondered where the days are going. Wow, I am just adjusting to spring and it will be over before I can enjoy. But, every day is such a gift.

    I certainly need more containers like I need a “hole in my head”, but I would use these jars for flowers. I think they are perfect for those summer picnic style tables. If I could find them, I would include cornflowers or bachelor buttons in my bouquet because they are some of my favorites.

    Thanks, MM

  59. Vicki
    May 7, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Love the new jars! I would use to put candy in and set out in the hall of our apt.Great displays. Always so many idea!

  60. May 7, 2018 at 11:29 am

    I presently have a jar with about 20 flags in it in my curio cabinet. I would use the Ball jar instead! Also like the idea of the red,white,and blue flowers too!

  61. Debbie
    May 7, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Hi Mary! I love these new Ball Jars so cute. I love your floral arrangements. and pinned to my create board. I would also use these jars for drinking glasses. I love your blog and am a long time subscriber and follower on facebook. Give Gracie a hug for me and have a fantastic day.

  62. Cheryl King
    May 7, 2018 at 11:31 am

    I would use these as drinking vessels for outdoor gatherings. Following and pinned. Thanks for the opportunity!

  63. May 7, 2018 at 11:31 am

    I had planned to use my red and blue transfer ware when I did my Memorial Day decorating, so you gave me additional inspiration. I would love a set of the jars because my store didn’t have them.i am an e-mail subscriber and have saved on Pinterest

  64. Ellen Kirstein
    May 7, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Enjoying your blog…as always! I would use the jars for picnics and flowers!

  65. Jo
    May 7, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Mary, Love the whole vignette for Memorial Day. Well done!

  66. May 7, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    I would most probably use them for storage and flowers as i’ve never learned to can.
    ps….i’m a follower :-)

  67. May 7, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    I would use them for a Summer tablescape! So lovely for the table top! Thanks for this giveaway!

  68. terribetz
    May 7, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Long time reader. Love your vacation posts!

  69. terribetz
    May 7, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Pinned this to my Summer tablescapes! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/32017847335727556/

  70. Susan Harrelson
    May 7, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Beautiful! I love how you layer the plates. I noticed the ones in front are not in easels. Do you use a type of stick um to hold them in place? Thanks for sharing your ideas and tips. Susan

  71. mary jane sampson
    May 7, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    I would use the jars for upcoming jams and jellies and also use one for memorial day flowers..Our 44th wedding anniversary is may 27th I think either on or near memorial day..thank you for this giveaway and your blog it is so sweet and thoughtful and full of lovely photos, recipes and your blog is so peaceful and sweet! Thanks from mjs at mrs.sampson1@outlook.com~~~~~~~~~~~~~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  72. Barbara Kelly
    May 7, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Hi Mary, I am a long time subscriber, first time commenting. I lust after your potting shed. The red, white and
    blue theme is timeless. I would use the jars to store grandchildren snacks and flowers. Thanks you for the

  73. Patricia Miller
    May 7, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    I would use these jars for decoration at first- putting red white and blue M&Ms in one and maybe flowers in another or other candy, then maybe for storing cupcake wrappers in patriotic colors or craft supplies after Memorial day.

  74. Patricia Miller
    May 7, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    I am a subscriber to your blog for my second entry.

  75. Patricia Miller
    May 7, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    I have pinned this to my my “patriotic” board where I keep ideas for red white and blue decorating on pinterest.

  76. May 7, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Mary, you are always on top of the latest thing. I love the idea of patriotic Ball jars. I use my jars for flowers. I have the vintage blue and the wonderful lavender ones from my friend, Mary!!! Where did you find these? I want to buy a set for myself. Having recently received the wonderful garden gift from you, I don’t need to be included in this patriotic giveaway. I’m loving my garden apron, trowel with my pretty cup and saucer and special tea,
    You’ve reminded me to start pulling out my red, white, and blue. I usualy enjoy it all summer long from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Happy red, white, and blue!

  77. Marion
    May 7, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Mary beautiful as usual. I would use the jars as a display. Thank You for a chance to win them

  78. May 7, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Because these are jars I would keep for the next 10 years, they would get used for all mentioned. Cut flowers for my garden, candy to snack on on a nearby table, storage in my pantry. Such fun for the summer.

  79. May 7, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Love, love, love your set up using the Ball jars. I am so ready for some red, white and blue. These Ball jars would be wonderful to use for tablescaping as you have done and of course for flowers. I pinned one of your pictures to my 4th of July board. Thank you for this opportunity. I am going to be on the hunt for these Ball jars.

  80. Marilyn
    May 7, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    The jars are quite lovely. I would put them with my other red,white and blue decorations and have them on display.
    Thank You for the giveaway.

  81. Joan
    May 7, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Thank You Mary for this giveaway. The jars I would use with a flag in each one.

  82. Patricia Miller
    May 7, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    I was going to attache a picture but I guess I can’t. I made red white and blue drinks a few years ago in canning jars. If you layer them correctly- heaviest sugar content on the bottom, then you can keep the colors separated and they look really neat with a stripe of each color in the glass layered up.

  83. Elicia P
    May 7, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    I see tons of crafts for the jars but the canner in me loves to use them for canning. (not knocking the crafts… I love the look of them. I think I may have to go to the dollar store and get the knock off jars for projects!)

  84. Elicia P
    May 7, 2018 at 2:29 pm
  85. Glenda Dolan
    May 7, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Lovely post! I just love the plates and the decor! I think the jars would be wonderful to use for salads to go for Memorial Day and the 4th of July! Going to pin this next 😄. PS I love following your blog and always love all your pins FB posts tweets etc!!! thank you for all the inspiration

  86. Mary Driver-Downs
    May 7, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    I use my Ball jars for everything, — snack mix, holding dry beans, buttons, lost parts, random flower gatherings from the garden, pickled eggs, extra coconut milk, best containers in the world.

  87. Mary McCormick
    May 7, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    I always love seeing Liberty Blue – and I keep thinking about starting my own collection but I’m trying to fill out my existing patterns first. I was at Pier 1 yesterday and saw their amazing display of Red, White & Blue, they have the cutest napkin rings, I’ll going back with my coupon to get them.
    I’d use those nice big jars for long-term storage for baking supplies!

  88. Janet
    May 7, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Stars and Strips remind me of my father who served our country. I love ball jars as my 3 year old grandson says -they make me so happy!!

  89. Annetta
    May 7, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    I do so love reading your blogs and seeing the potting sheds décor for all the holidays and seasons. The Ball jars are so useful for so many things. Oh the possibilities.

  90. Patio
    May 7, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Mary, I bought a pontoon boat last year; I really think I should blame you for that. I also purchased lots of red and blue accessories- dishes, pillows, towels, etc for it. I think I am blaming that on you also! The only thing I haven’t done is adopt a bichon (yet)! I would use the jars mostly for drinks. Thanks so much for inspiring us all!

  91. Karen Wright
    May 7, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    What a lovely red, white and blue potting shed presentation! The Liberty blue transferware is one of my loves that I hope to acquire one day to mix with my blue and white collection of dishes! They are so patriotic! And yes, the ball jars, Stars and Stripes keepsake collectibles would make the perfect drinkware with cute red, white and blue straws for my Screen Porch patriotic dinner! Yes! That is exactly how I would use them!!! I can just see them now!!! What an addition to my table they would be!!! Happy Monday, Mary!

  92. Gail TF
    May 7, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Clever use of the frog to display the flags in. If I win, I will use jars for canning beans

    May 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    The Stars and Stripes ball jars make perfect casual vases for the Memorial Day weekend and for the Fourth of July. I know I would enjoy filling them with cut flowers – very festive!

    May 7, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    I pinned a photo of your patriotic display in the potting shed to my “Garden Sheds” board. Dreaming of having a garden shed one day!

  95. Donna C.
    May 7, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Love your posts! I would use them for flowers. I always enjoy having fresh flowers in my home.

  96. May 7, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Your potting shed is always ready for a holiday. I love the unique pieces and your stunningly beautiful flowers. You always have a wonderful way of working with a display or presenting an outdoor table. I enjoy each and every post.

  97. Marty K
    May 7, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Some for making jelly, some for crafts, some for craft room storage and some to hold flowers!

  98. June
    May 7, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    Love mason jars for all our summer drinks! Thank you!

  99. Ann Shannon
    May 7, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    I live near acres of strawberries. I would use the jars for my strawberry jam.

  100. Janelle
    May 7, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Those are beautiful and I would put daisies in mine! Lots of daisies!

  101. Sue
    May 7, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Mary, If I were one of the lucky winners of a set of the patriotic mason jars, I would use them as a container for a homemade treat, such as your popcorn/candy/peanuts/melting candy recipe and then tie a red, white and blue ribbon around the lid. I think they would “dress” up a family get-together table for Memorial Day. Thank you for all of the historical information along with your photos, very inspiring.

  102. Deborah
    May 7, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    I would use the mason jars for flowers.

  103. Eloise Fitzsimmons
    May 7, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    I would use these jars for candles with sand or red, blue, and white little glass disks . Candy treats would be great during daylight hours.

  104. Eloise Fitzsimmons
    May 7, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    I pinned the potting shed shelf . I have some of the “frogs” and love your
    flags in them.

  105. Susan Hunter
    May 7, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    Love the new patriotic ball jars! I would use them for flowers and they would also be great for summertime beverages.

  106. Catherine LUXEREAU
    May 8, 2018 at 4:21 am

    Bonjour Mary, encore de bien belles photos comme toujours ! J’aime aussi la porcelaine anglaise et les superbes bleuets ! Excellente journée !

  107. M'lin
    May 8, 2018 at 6:23 am

    Love the red, white and blue ! Would definitely use them like you did with flowers on my table.
    Also pinned a picture in my 4th of July board!!

  108. Debbie Marquez
    May 8, 2018 at 6:44 am

    I would use the jar for homemade salad dressing. Also for a floral centerpiece on my holiday table. I am a floral designer as a hobby. Love this site, so inspirational.

  109. Terry Royer
    May 8, 2018 at 8:04 am

    Love how you used everything in your display. I pinned it before I even read that you get an extra entry for doing that. Definitely going to be my inspiration for my summer decor in my newly remodeled living room.

  110. Terry Royer
    May 8, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Signed up to get your updates via email so I don’t miss any of your fantastic ideas

  111. Terry Royer
    May 8, 2018 at 8:07 am

    Would be using the jars for flowers or other decorating ways like putting flags in them. Love them! I’m using other Ball jars in my decorating all around my house.

  112. Dorinda Selke
    May 8, 2018 at 8:10 am

    Mary ~ This post really puts me in the Memorial Day spirit 🇺🇸 Hugs, Dorinda

  113. May 8, 2018 at 9:02 am

    WOW!!! Another beautiful set of Ball Jars!! I would use these for everything…decor, canning and some crafting! I save my purple, blue & green for my flower arranging…I have been a follower for a very long time and always find something I can use after reading your blog!! Mostly you inspired me to do tablescapes…and I thank you for that because my table has never look prettier!! Good luck to everyone on the give away!! 🌺🌻🇺🇸☘️

  114. Sharon
    May 8, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Your vignette is beautiful, I also collect transferware plates. I used jars for canning pickles, salsa and pizza sauce. Also for flowers from my cutting garden-zinnias are my favorite from seed!

  115. Jerilyn Markle
    May 8, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    I would use these at dinner for my son when he is home from active duty in the United States Army.

  116. Janice F
    May 8, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    What a glorious vignette Mary! I would love to have a set of these jars, since I do can as we have a nice size garden. However, I would probably use these cuties as decor for flatware, drinks, fresh flowers, or other means of display. Thanks for the giveaway!

  117. Janice F
    May 8, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Oh, and I am a subscriber for your blog……yay! Another chance to win!

  118. May 8, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Gorgeous pictures!

  119. Marie
    May 8, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    I think Rhubarb jam would look wonderfully festive in these jars

  120. Marie
    May 8, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    I posted on my pinterest account and signed up for e-mails( still waiting for confirmation e-mail from your site) for more chances to win

  121. Diane
    May 9, 2018 at 9:05 am

    I think they would make perfect glasses for memorial day or fourth of july cook-outs!

  122. Robyn
    May 9, 2018 at 9:49 am

    I love these jar….I would definitely use for flowers and Patriotic holidays!
    I do subscribe by email….your emails make my day!

  123. Robyn
    May 9, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Just posted a picture to Pinterest!

  124. Sandy Heath
    May 9, 2018 at 10:45 am

    I’d definitely use the ball jars for flowers. I pinned one of your tablescapes for inspiration! Enjoy the upcoming patriotic holidays – go red, white & blue!!

  125. Tina B.
    May 9, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Oh, I LOVE these new stars and stripes jars!!!! I would use them to serve drinks on the 4th of July, and on my son’s birthday on June 14th each year, which is Flag Day! I could put stars and stripes paper straws in them with red and blue punch. They would also be so cute in my patriotic living room, with antique red, white and blue buttons in layers! Thank you for such a cool giveaway for the winners! Tina

  126. Sally
    May 9, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Love the jars! This makes me excited for summer! I would probably serve my guests a sweet cherry cobbler in those fun canning jars. Enjoy your summer! SJ

  127. Cheryl
    May 9, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Your decorations are always so lovely, it is fun to see how you decorate the Potting Shed. The jars are so cute, love mason jars, I would use them for flowers or serving beverages like rhubarb punch! What a sweet giveaway! I am a follower by email.

  128. Cheryl
    May 9, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Posted a picture to Pinterest!

  129. Emily Smith
    May 10, 2018 at 1:16 am

    I would give them to my good friend. She’s very patriotic and LOVES canning food. Her garage is half full of shelves with tons of home canned food. And it’s all delicious.

  130. May 10, 2018 at 6:04 am

    Thanks so much for sharing your patriotic and Ball jar love Mary! I’m a faithful follower and would a set of these jars! I would use them for Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day on the table filled with flatware, beverages or flowers!

  131. May 10, 2018 at 6:04 am

    I pinned to my Long May She Wave board!

  132. May 10, 2018 at 6:13 am

    I love your patriotic vignette with your dishes, flags, flowers and jars! I would love a set of the jars to proudly serve some of your Red, White and Blue Sangria for the 4th! I always look forward to receiving your emails and your posts and have been a follower since you built your Potting Shed! Thanks for the chance to win!

  133. May 10, 2018 at 6:18 am

    Pinning to my patriotic holidays board!

  134. Paula
    May 10, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    Loving your display !! I would put Red,White & Blue M&Ms in them !!! :)

    Have a joyful weekend!

  135. Sherry
    May 11, 2018 at 8:09 am

    Enjoy your posts….so inspiring.

  136. May 11, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Hi Mary!
    You have such a great “eye” for decorating and I love the blending of all the red, white and blues of your dinnerware mixing and contrasting with the stars and stripes of “Old Glory!”
    I “need” (; a collection of patriotic Ball jars and would use them to make jar desserts for Mwemorial Day,our annual 4th of July get-together, and Labor Day.
    I am a subscriber and I’ve pinned your vignette onto my board, July 4th …!
    Thank you! Trenda

  137. Theresa Keller
    May 11, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    I love the Ball jars! i would use them for decoration/flowers and probably fill a couple with candy for my neighbors!
    Thank you!

  138. Trina Lent
    May 11, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    I love those jars…..I would tie a blue and white gingham ribbon around the neck and then put red and white flowers and one of the little flags inside. I love your flower arrangements!

  139. Linda Peace
    May 14, 2018 at 1:11 am

    I would use them as decor. If my son didn’t see them. He loves drinking out of fruit jars. Goes back to The Poor Boys Restaurant days lol. By him being in the military I would probably add a touch of Marine Corp into the arrangement to honor him. Thanks for sharing

  140. Linda Peace
    May 14, 2018 at 1:26 am


  141. Janet
    May 15, 2018 at 9:23 am

    Hope it is not too late to let you know what I would put in the red, white and blue jars… red, white and blue M&M’s. YeA! YuM! Love your pictures and vignettes!

  142. Sue
    May 16, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    Absolutely love your post with all of your wonderful ideas. These canning jars are a perfect addition to any patriotic tablescape. Love them as vases with the red, white and blue flowers! I could also see them as candle holders…….fill with anything red, white and blue and add a candle……tie a little colored raffia around the neck of the jar and your done. 🇺🇸😊

  143. Judy Collier
    May 17, 2018 at 9:16 am

    Love the details can’t believe it’s a potting shead. Can’t wait to get my hands on some of those Ball jars. Thank you for sharing.

  144. May 20, 2018 at 7:14 am

    Oh, I’d love a set of these Stars & Stripes Jars! I’d use them for flowers or packing a patriotic picnic. Thanks for the chance to win!

  145. May 20, 2018 at 7:14 am

    I’m a follower too. Pinned to my ‘Made in the USA’ board!

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